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Managing Process Safety in Ageing Plants to Limit Risk

by Elfab Limited  (Jun. 9, 2015)

Deteriorating components lead to premature failure and unsafe conditions Most industrial plants in the UK and Europe were built between 1960 and 1980 and were expected to operate for no more than 40 years. However, many are still operating today - several years past their expected life span. A lot of equipment is being still used in accordance ...

Managing risk of liquidity: a new dimension of risk management

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 14, 2013)

Prudent liquidity risk management is a critical component of contemporary complex financial risk management. In the aftermath of the world financial crisis that started in 2007 the liquidity risk area received close attention from financial firms and regulators. The article begins with an introduction of the concept of liquidity risk management, a ...

How to avoid buying in supply chain risk

by Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd.  (Jun. 28, 2015)

In an article first published on the Supply Management blog, Altius Managing Director Gary Plant advises on six vital steps procurement managers can take to cut supplier risk. A survey of Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) has revealed that supplier risk is a major concern. 45% of CPOs responding to the Global Procurement & Strategic Sourcing ...

Carbon Asset Risk: A Review of Progress and Opportunities

by Ceres  (Jul. 2, 2015)

The concept of carbon asset risk – that the world’s fossil fuel companies hold at least three times more oil, gas and coal reserves than can realistically be burned in order to avoid potentially catastrophic climate warming – has risen to the forefront as Wall Street analysts, investors, regulators and governments increasingly ...

International management and risk assessment

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 7, 2010)

This article presents the US experience from periodical business failures and collapses of the financial markets. It could be a lesson for the Central and Eastern European countries on their economies during the post-transition era. International management is one of the strongest aspects of major US corporations, and risk management is their ...

Supply chain risk management

by Inderscience Publishers  (Mar. 1, 2008)

The existing models utilise a mean value approach with deterministic failure cost to determine the optimal number of suppliers in the presence of supplier failure risks. The mean value approach assumes, the firm has a linear utility function with respect to the supply disruptions. For major disruptions that could threaten the survival of the firm, ...

Foundations of integrated risk management

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 16, 2009)

This paper concentrates on broadening the concept of risk management beyond the considerations of cost, schedule and performance. The author uses his experience with NASA to provide both a foundation for an integrated risk management plan and a tentative plan. The plan integrates risk across both the temporal and the hierarchical ...

Risk management versus incentives

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 9, 2006)

Portfolio theory indicates that risk management should take place at the group level. Hedging at the project level or in the individual business areas may lead to suboptimal results. However, the efficiency of a profit centre depends on its management's being able to influence factors that are crucial to the unit's financial results. Price hedging ...

Risk management and organised crime

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 4, 2014)

As travel becomes more and more accessible for individuals, the potential for risk at destination will develop. As a potential way forward the education of stakeholders in the form of travellers offers policy makers a potential window to limit risk and enhance safety whilst engaging in travel. As a potential force for good, the actions of the ...

Risk Management in a Water Utility

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (Jun. 1, 1978)

Risk management is an integral part of water utility administration and insurance, the transfer of risk, is one important factor. The basic elements of a risk management program are establishing credibility, defining responsibility, identifying areas of risk of loss, evaluating risk, avoidance or minimization of loss, and transfer of remaining ...

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