Manufacturing Today - August 2017 - 18

COLUMN BY | MARCOS LOPEZ

New Opportunities

the american middle market can use insurance to
grow business overseas and mitigate risk
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How Manufacturers Can
Mitigate This Risk
First	 and	 foremost,	 it's	 important	 to	
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L EGAL

N EWS

T ECHNOLOGY

M F G TOMORROW

	 Within	 the	 United	 States,	 approximately	 99	 percent	 of	 businesses	 are	
companies	 that	 have	 less	 than	 500	
employees,	 and	 studies	 have	 shown	
that	economic	uncertainty	is	the	No.	1	
concern	for	these	middle-market	businesses.	Now	more	than	ever,	we	face	an	
ever-changing	 domestic	 and	 economic	 environment,	 and	 because	 of	 this,	
managing	future	risk	has	become	a	key	
initiative	for	business	leaders.	While	it	
may	seem	like	2008	is	long	behind	us	-	a	
time	when	200,000	businesses	closed	
their	doors	-	we're	still	in	a	very	turbulent	economy	with	a	lot	of	unknowns.	
The	 only	 known	 is	 that	 non-payment	
of	 trade	 or	 bankruptcy	 can	 and	 does	
occur.	 In	 2016,	 tens	 of	 thousands	 of	
businesses	 failed.	 Many	 of	 your	 customers,	 vendors	 and	 clients	 might	
have	been	among	them.	No	company,	
sector	 or	 industry	 is	 resistant	 to	 this.	
The	 risk	 of	 buyers	 defaulting	 on	 debt	
will	always	be	present.	Take	the	United	
Kingdom.	Few	experts	or	major	financial	companies	predicted	Brexit	would	
occur	-	and	that's	exactly	what's	looming.	Now	one	of	the	world's	leading	financial	hubs	is	working	to	restructure	
everything,	 starting	 with	 trade	 agreements,	in	order	to	continue	to	import	
and	export	as	they	were.

D IALOGUE

M ARKETING

I MPROVEMENT

F U N D E M E N TA LS

A CCOUNTING

L AST PAGE

I NDUSTRY4.0

C OMPETITIVE EDGE

L EADERSHIP

O P E R AT I O N S

W ORKFORCE

L EAN MANUFACTURING

A D INDEX

E XPORTING

In	today's	global	economy,	businesses	need	to	expand	beyond	their	geographical	confines	in	order	
to	organically	grow.


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