Rapid Ratings Blog

The Masking Effect of Artificially Low Interest Rates on Supply Chains

September 07,2017

As access to capital tightens, is winter coming for your suppliers?

The era of artificially low, or in some cases zero, interest rates from central banks continues. But for how long? When the...

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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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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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Risk Management: Using Financial Health to Guide Your Way through Ambiguous Times

November 22,2016

Primary Sources Trump Market Sentiments

With Donald Trump elected as the next President of the United States, many are asking what the corporate climate will look like in the coming year. How...

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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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