Hero Carousel


A 2016 round up on international trade




How resilient will international supply chains prove in 2010?

This report, written by the Economist Intelligence Unit and commissioned by RBS, provides insight into the general health of the international supply chains of UK companies. It is based on a survey of 250 UK-based corporates, as well as in-depth interviews with five senior executives with high-level knowledge of supply chains.

Resilient supply chains in a time of uncertainty

As companies struggle to cope with the uncertain global economy in 2010, nurturing resilient supply chains is vital for survival. Companies must stay efficient to generate healthy cash fl ows, and agile enough to jump-start production and keep customers satisfied as demand rebounds. Even if the recovery proceeds more slowly than expected, companies cannot afford to sacrifice resilience—the ability torecover quickly from disruptions—for the sake of efficiency.

Managing virtual teams

This report seeks to provide insights into the prevalence, and management, of virtual teams in business today. For the purposes of this report, the term “virtual teams” refers to a group of geographically dispersed people, either within a single organisation, business unit or department or spanning several organisations, relying primarily or exclusively on information and communications technology (ICT) to communicate and work together towards common goals.

Interview with Rob Mitchell

The age of compliance

Receive forward-looking perspectives from our editors - Subscribe now for our Weekly Digest