avoiding risk

Using an ERM Assessment Process to Understand Vendor Risks

Every organization – even my boutique consulting firm – has vendors who provide a range of products or services. These can include things as simple as Internet services and office supplies to data storage, software, and raw materials to manufacture a product, and more. Any disruptions with a vendor will inevitably spill over and impact…
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KRI system

3 Steps to Building an Effective KRI System Today

If your executives and managers love metrics, then they’re sure to use Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Even if they don’t like numbers, any smart executive will be reviewing their KPIs dashboard. These historical measures are designed to gauge performance to ensure goals and milestones are being met. As risk professionals, though, we know the value…
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8 Possible Consequences of Not Being Proactive in Risk Management

Rather than discuss the benefits of risk management in this article, I want to take some time to explain what can possibly happen if you do not proactively identify, assess and manage risks in your organization. As I explain elsewhere, risks in the ERM context is more than just potential hazards – it includes any…
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Top 5 ERM Insights Posts You Need to Read Today

It’s hard to believe it’s been close to 9 months since I launched the ERM Insights by Carol blog. I hope you’ve been enjoying the content as much as I’ve enjoyed putting it out there. If this is your first time visiting the blog, welcome! I also want to say thank you to all of…
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Supply Chain Risk Management – Ensuring You Can Handle a Vendor Outage

Questions and considerations for making sure your company can stay in business during supply chain disruptions   A recent white paper published by Transvoyant titled “A Revolution in Risk Management” discusses the use of data analytics and artificial intelligence in supply chain risk management.  While it was extremely interesting how companies can use the evolution…
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8 Areas Where Florida Restaurants Must Proactively Manage Risks

It’s no secret that running a restaurant is hard… My husband’s grandfather, who was a successful business owner, told him that if a restaurant breaks even in 3 years, they’re doing really well. For some reason, his statement has stuck over the years, and it is something I think about frequently, especially since I started…
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