Over the past 12 months, 63 percent of businesses across EMEA have reported that they have seen disruption to their value chain due to unpredictable events beyond their control, such as economic disruption (24 percent), adverse weather (19 percent) and bankruptcy of suppliers (16 percent).
In the United Kingdom, this figure was higher than the EMEA average, at 70 percent.
The report, "Managing the Value Chain in Turbulent Times", surveyed 677 senior decision makers in large organizations, across nine EMEA regions.
It found that among those businesses that experienced disruption, it took 63 days on average to get back to normal operations following an incident.
And the cost amounted to an average Â£450,000 per incident, including costs associated with lost sales, lost customers, product recall and the work involved in having to rebuild the value chain. In the UK, the cost was below the regional average at Â£275,000 per incident.
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