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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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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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The 3 Myths of Private Company Financial Analysis: Lessons Learned from the Coates Engineering Group Bankruptcy

October 21,2016

The time to get serious about supplier risk management is now, and most organizations know it.  Supplier disruption has shifted the tide towards proactive risk management in hopes of...

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Hanjin Default: Global Supply Chains Stuck in a Sea of Uncertainty

September 26,2016

When Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd filed for bankruptcy protection in South Korea and the U.S. last month, it was the first big container shipping line to do so in 30 years. Hanjin was responsible for...

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