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Culture Shift in Supplier Relationship Management: Three Benefits of Treating Suppliers Like Partners

May 15,2017
The supplier/buyer relationship has traditionally been a very transactional exchange, historically focused on getting the lowest price with reliable delivery.  Driven by the perceived risk of...
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Default Frequency in 2016 Highest Since 2009, FHR Caught 94%

February 02,2017

The Rapid Ratings Annual U.S. Default Study examined bankruptcy trends from public, non-financial U.S. companies, looking specifically at their Financial Health Rating (FHR®) at the time of and...

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Begin CECL Planning Now: IFRS 9 May Help Banks to Prepare

January 13,2017

As U.S. banks begin 2017 with a countdown to their transition deadlines on CECL, they will soon realize the analytical and administrative challenges that lie ahead. The FASB’s Accounting Standard...

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Hanjin's Default Raises the Alarm for Just-In-Time Inventory Strategies

December 19,2016

Can Predictive Supply Chain Risk Management Come to the Rescue?

When the world’s seventh largest shipping container line filed for bankruptcy protection three months ago, it surprised many...

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Getting Ready for CECL: 3 Steps to Take Now Towards CECL Preparedness

December 02,2016

This past June the Federal Accounting Standards Board (FASB) released the Accounting Standards Update 2016-13 which is a major reform of how financial institutions calculate loss allowances for...

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