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The top 10 countries for supply chain resilience
Every year, FM Global, a mutual insurance company, ranks 130 of the world’s countries on their supply chain resilience. Its Global Resilience Index is designed to guide business leaders in finding new investor opportunities, selecting stable suppliers and identifing customers that could be vulnerable. The company assesses countries on a litany of factors including productivity, local supplier quality, inherent cyber risk, urbanization rate and eight other components that could pose a threat to its supply chain or make it more efficient….
3 Years After the Ferguson Riots, One Business Owner’s Moving Story About Resilience
No one would have blamed Juanita Morris for packing it in after the business she built from scratch vanished in the flames of unrest sparked by the 2014 death of an unarmed Missouri teen at the hands of a Ferguson police officer.
Settling into retirement, after all, was a viable option for the then 70-year-old owner of one of the Ferguson-area businesses looted and torched in the aftermath of the November grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting three months earlier of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Morris was at home that night, watching the scene unfold on television, when she learned via a text message that Juanita’s Fashions R Boutique, the clothing store she had launched in her basement and nurtured into a brick-and-mortar destination for sartorially smart St. Louis County residents, was among the structures burning along West Florissant Avenue.
Morris offered a considered response to the events that caught…