Supplier and Country/Geo Diligence and Risk Resources
Procurement professionals have always understood the importance of evaluating a potential supplier's financial and operational health, but there is now a much more intense focus on the overall practice of supplier risk management. The resources listed in the Supplier Diligence and Risk section include third-party providers, but do not, on the most part, address offerings from broader supplier management providers. (The Procurement Services Directories listed in the Procurement Profession category are also great resources to use for identifying the complete range of supplier management providers.)
Knowing and understanding the environments where first- and second-tier supply partners source has become a key competency. The types of country risk that procurement professionals research and monitor are environmental, political, criminal, economic, technological, regulatory, in addition to issues related to infrastructure and social responsibility. Resources listed in the Country/Geopolitical Risk section offer access to both open access and for-fee country risk intelligence.