Supplier and Country/Geo Intelligence and Risk Resources
Procurement professionals have always understood the importance of comprehensive discovery and the need to thoroughly evaluate and monitor potential and current suppliers for all types of risk, including operational, financial, reputational, and security-related, among others. For supplier intelligence, the resources listed here include third-party providers, but do not, for the most part, address offerings from broader 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.