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Supply Chain Risk Consulting

In today’s highly inter-connected and inter-dependent global economy, seemingly small events can quickly reverberate widely and with significant adverse impacts. For example, a fire destroys a production facility in China that manufactures a component used in all sorts of electronic devices. Overnight, the price for that component increases by 20%. While some major companies can absorb the increases, the impact on smaller companies is immediate and severe.

The potential for such disruptions also is compounded by the fact that supply chains are only getting longer and more complex. As a result; it’s getting harder and harder for many companies to stay abreast of the dense webs of primary, secondary and tertiary suppliers they rely on. That’s why supply chain risk assessments using the latest methods and tools are increasingly essential.

How We Can Help You

We conduct a supplier risk assessment that follows three different steps, with methodologies depending on the level of the analysis.

Level 1: Supplier risk indexing

This is a preliminary supplier assessment, using information already available. The main objective is to rank suppliers in terms of their relative priority considering, for instance, their position within the value chain, the availability of alternative suppliers or substitutes and related factors.

Level 2: Supplier screening

Here, suppliers are assessed based on information collected using IT-driven checklists that incorporate ad-hoc criteria specific to the project. Dedicated algorithms then analyze the data and calculate a supplier rating.

Level 3: Supplier audit

Based on the findings from the previous phases, targeted loss prevention audits of selected suppliers are carried-out to:

  • define fire and natural hazards scenarios and production downtime
  • estimate the time required to restart
  • identify potential equipment bottlenecks, critical equipment, vital T2/T3 suppliers
  • quantify the potential exposure versus the group

Your Benefits

Based on our analysis, you get a global view of the risks relating to your supply chain, with an estimate of the financial impact of potential losses.  

To help you mitigate supply chain risks, we adopt an integrated approach that takes your specific requirements into account and is tailored to different portfolio sizes, available resources and time constraints.

Product Availability

Geographical coverage is for informational purposes only. Product and service offers can vary based on location, industry, risk profile and unique business needs.

The information contained herein is intended for informational purposes only. It’s is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to purchase any particular insurance product. Insurance coverage in any particular case will depend upon the type of policy in effect, the terms, conditions and exclusions in any such policy, and the facts of each unique situation. No representation is made that any specific insurance coverage would apply in the circumstances outlined herein. Please refer to the individual policy wordings for specific coverage details. AXA XL is a division of AXA Group providing products and services through three business groups: AXA XL Insurance, AXA XL Reinsurance and AXA XL Risk Consulting. Not all of the insurers do business in all jurisdictions nor is coverage available in all jurisdictions.

US- and Canada-Issued Insurance Policies. In the US, the AXA XL insurance companies are: AXA Insurance Company, Catlin Insurance Company, Inc., Greenwich Insurance Company, Indian Harbor Insurance Company, XL Insurance America, Inc., XL Specialty Insurance Company and T.H.E. Insurance Company. In Canada, coverages are underwritten by XL Specialty Insurance Company - Canadian Branch and AXA Insurance Company - Canadian branch. Coverages may also be underwritten by Lloyd’s Syndicate #2003. Coverages underwritten by Lloyd’s Syndicate #2003 are placed on behalf of the member of Syndicate #2003 by Catlin Canada Inc. Lloyd’s ratings are independent of AXA Group.

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