Supply Risk Management

Today's global and complex procurement models, with thousands of suppliers associated with the organization, make it extremely difficult to identify risks, let alone mitigate them.

Procurement teams are faced with various types of operational, financial, compliance and industry risks. GEP helps clients proactively identify third-party risks and manage them more effectively, by developing comprehensive supply risk management strategies to mitigate vulnerability and ensure business continuity.

GEP combines supply chain acumen with deep knowledge of industry-specific procurement practices and suppliers, reflecting its strong sourcing and procurement heritage. This places GEP in a unique position to help clients balance opportunity with risk as they evaluate, rationalize, and optimize their supplier ecosystems.
– ALM Intelligence

Three-Step Process

We typically follow a three-step process to develop a robust third-party risk management strategy for your procurement organization.

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GEP's holistic approach toward third-party risk management ensures that your procurement team can handle any business uncertainties effectively.

  • Risk Assessment

  • Risk Mitigation

  • Governance & Reporting

Risk Assessment

We start by identifying risks. GEP conducts a comprehensive, organization-wide risk assessment to determine what can go wrong. The assessment is done using relevant metrics, multiple sources of input, and augmented data analysis to get an accurate picture of the current situation.

The risks are then scored and prioritized, based on their likelihood of occurrence and potential impact on business.

Risk Mitigation

At GEP, we understand that merely having a risk management plan in place isn't enough. We help you monitor and track the progress of your risk mitigation initiatives to ensure that they work in real-life business situations. GEP offers a wide range of proprietary risk management tools and insightful dashboards tailored to help you interact with your suppliers and other operational stakeholders and make timely, informed decisions. We work closely with our clients to develop various contingency measures and devise business continuity plans based on your organizational requirements.

Governance & Reporting

Once the risks have been identified and prioritized, we develop a comprehensive risk mitigation plan based on short-term, medium-term and long-term risks. GEP also helps clients identify the right people to implement the risk management plan, assign responsibilities and create escalation mechanisms for these risks.

Expertise on Demand

With two decades of experience working with procurement organizations of hundreds of Fortune 500 and Global 2000 clients across industries and categories, GEP offers unmatched expertise in third-party risk management.

On-Demand Supply Market Intelligence

GEP delivers comprehensive on-demand supply market intelligence including:

  • Category/Industry Outlook
  • Supply Market Analysis
  • Country/Region Analysis
  • Risk Assessment
  • Price Trends and Forecasts
  • Supplier Capability Assessment
  • Sourcing Best Practices
  • Competitive Benchmarking
  • Negotiation Support
  • Project-Specific Research

Our unique combination of robust processes, big data feeds, augmented artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and reporting frameworks helps organizations proactively identify and mitigate third-party risks.