Japan earthquake produced 'cultural change' on supply chain risk

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Unlike previous natural disasters, the 2011 earthquake in eastern Japan might have brought about a permanent change in how businesses regard supply chain risk, according to a survey by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), a non-profit organisation based in Reading in the UK.

82% of companies whose supply chains were affected by the earthquake, or by the February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, said they would change their supply chain policies as a result – the 2011 floods in

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