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Everyday supply-chain transactions pose some of the biggest fraud, waste, and abuse risks companies face. But few companies are equipped to monitor the risks or detect breaches with the help of analytics, according to a global survey conducted by Deloitte.
Of the 3,600 executives and managers polled, 47% did not know whether their company had experienced fraud, waste, or abuse in its supply chain during the past 12 months. Meanwhile, 50% said they did not know how often their company monitored its third-party suppliers, shippers, and vendors.
About 40% said their companies have detection and prevention programmes in place.
The portion of respondents who didn’t know about supply-chain fraud, waste, and abuse incidents surprised Mark Pearson, a principal with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services and fraud investigator. Survey participants were in positions where they should have known, he said. He also said it is likely that some of the respondents who answered “don’t know” experienced fraud, waste, or abuse in the supply chain in the past 12 months.
Further, he said, programmes that were in place to detect breaches could be improved. “A robust programme is going to be a balance of solid control framework and a continuous or somewhat periodic monitoring programme,” he added.
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