Among the big, thorny issues that cognitive computing can help solve, supply chain risk management has grown increasingly urgent as global supply chain risk hits a record level. Unforeseen supply chain problems can cripple or destroy a business, and that’s before you factor in things like regulatory costs and reputational risks.   Here are five risky suppliers to watch for:1: The supplier who links you to forced labor. What are the chances that none of your global suppliers connects you to any of the nearly 21 million people who are victims of forced labor? Labor and workforce abuses now lurk behind many, if not most, items sold to consumers in developed countries, and worldwide attention has focused on forced labor since a Bangladesh factory building collapse killed more than 1,100 workers in 2013. Most companies know they are likely to have forced labor in their supply chain, creating the potential for serious reputational damage as consumers become more interested in the origin of their products.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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