The Silk Road: The First Connected Supply Chain?

31 October 2017 | Newsletter

This month's newsletter tackles the issue of Supply Chains. For today's modern supply chains are stretched out across numerous continents linking together manufacturers, traders, financiers and consumers.

However, this "connected supply chain" is not a new phenomenon. Rather, as our white paper shows the first "connected supply chain" was, in fact, the Silk Road, an ancient trade route that ran from China to the Eastern Mediterranean. The history of which holds lessons for underwriters, risk managers and insurers trying to manage the new risks associated with the modern supply chain.


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