riskmethods provides companies with a comprehensive supply chain risk management solution for identification of risks in the supply chain, assessment of the impact and implementation of appropriate action plans.
Potential risks are detected at an early stage, which means that delivery capability is not compromised, compliance is maintained, and the corporate image is not jeopardized. The SaaS solution, which was developed in Germany, combines state-of-the-art technology and innovative provision of risk intelligence into a leading standard for supply chain risk management.
- Founded: 2013
- Headquartered in Munich, with an office in Boston
- Number of employees (range): 51–100
- Percentage of revenue from procurement/supply: 100%
- Serves customers in North America and Western Europe
- Number of customers (range): 51–100
- Industries responsible for the majority of their business: Manufacturing
- Customers include: Acushnet, AGCO, Bosch, HBM, Kardex, Kostal, Leica Camera, Miele, McGraw Hill, Moen, Nexteer, Swisscom
- Available modules: Risk Radar (identify threats), Impact Analyzer (assess impact), Action Planner (mitigate risk)
Background & OverviewRiskmethods has evolved considerably in terms of breadth and capability in the past couple years, enjoying triple-digit annual growth rates since its founding in 2013. The solution combines risk management application functionality, a graphical cockpit, aggregated/curated market intelligence, machine learning algorithms, human flagging/reviews/scoring and guidance/recommendations. Upon loading suppliers, other facilities and lanes into the system, users receive rated/ranked supply chain risk alerts via email, mobile apps or the riskmethods web application. These alerts could involve an overall supplier, a supplier facility, the supplier’s management team, a financial indicator, natural disaster (in the vicinity of a supplier facility, port or lane), political incident or other risk factor. Riskmethods provides a single comprehensive low-cost package to monitor all aspects of supply chain risk — and to embark on risk remediation steps. Its low-touch, rapid deployment model can scale with the level of granularity and configurability that procurement wants to enable. The company’s rapid growth highlights the appeal of the solution for manufacturers. Three different integrated components are included in the solution: threat monitoring (and all related configuration and management controls); threat assessment; and threat mitigation/management (action planner). Among these, the first is the essential component to enabling the other two — and the key differentiator of the solution. The closest competitor is Resilinc, but even Resilinc differs somewhat in philosophy, approach and even go-to-market strategy. Other providers which can offer “substitute” — but not exactly direct competition — to riskmethods include:
- SAP Ariba
- CVM Solutions/Kroll
- Process Unity
- Rapid Ratings