Supply chain disruptions increased in 2015

Research from the British Standards Institute (BSI) highlights increased costs in 2015 in the supply chain due to crime, disease, terrorism and weather related disruptions. The combined cost is estimated at $56bn for 2015. The report states that in South Africa, truck theft increased by 30%; both high value and lower value items were targeted. In West Africa, the Ebola crisis also led to supply chain disruptions, particularly cacao was affected.