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Managing Suppliers in a World of Digitalization

On Demand   |  60 Minutes

When was the last time you conducted a complete 360° view of your suppliers? Do you use artificial intelligence and analytics to monitor your supply chain?

When evaluating your supplier from every possible angle, how can you be certain that you have minimized risk, strengthened resilience and protected your company's brand reputation? Join our panel of supplier management all-stars that will provide best practices on how enterprises are managing risk and the role of technology in your supply chain. Join ISM as SynerTrade, RapidRatings, and EcoVadis - moderated by The Hackett Group - help you understand the checklist you need to ensure you have no blind spots when it comes to your suppliers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a better understanding of how to monitor and control risk within your supplier portfolio
  • Learn about relevant technology that can drive increased efficiencies in risk management
  • Discover how to pair technology with financial health and sustainability ratings to build resilient and responsible supply chains
  • Understand how to drive key financial and sustainability improvements with your supply base that can reduce risk
  • Know how to address these critical topics at the executive level in your organization

Watch our webinar.

Wednesday, May 16   |  30 Minutes  |  12:30 PM EST

A critical component of measuring the credit risk of new commercial loans is a rigorous analysis of the borrower’s financial statements. This analysis is not only used to make the initial credit approval and structure the terms of the loan, but it is also used to monitor the ongoing credit quality of the borrower throughout the life of the loan. Traditional financial statement analysis is a manual, time-consuming, and subjective activity, but it doesn’t need to be.

In this webinar, you will learn how quantitative and objective data-driven models can provide:

  • Consistent evaluations of a company’s core efficiency and competitiveness over the next 2-3 years, leading to improved credit decisions
  • Accurate measures of a company’s resilience to short-term risk factors, reducing potential losses
  • Quick financial health assessments during credit underwriting, creating more time for you to focus on non-financial risks
  • Efficient ways to monitor the portfolio through visualizations of default risk using quadrant analysis

Presented By:


Emily Rakowski, Chief Marketing Officer at EcoVadis
Emily brings over 20 years’ experience in high tech marketing and consulting to EcoVadis. She previously spent many years in global marketing and demand management roles with both SAP and Ariba, She has also worked with Ellucian, A.T. Kearney Procurement Solutions, Creative Good, and A.T. Kearney managing marketing functions and consulting engagements for clients in the high technology, banking and energy industries. Emily holds an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University.


  Brian Sica, Director of Sales Operations and Development at RapidRatings 
Brian Sica brings expertise in building process and scaling programs as the Director of Sales Operations and Development at RapidRatings. He oversees a team that implements new sales processes across the organization and ensures that we’re able to deliver value for every one of our 200+ clients. Prior to this role at the company, he managed the relationships at several of RapidRatings’ largest and most complex accounts.


  Vishal Chouhan, Vice President, North America at SynerTrade


  Amy Fong, Senior Procurement Advisor and P2P Program Leader at The Hackett Group 
Ms. Fong is an Associate Principal in The Hackett Group’s Procurement Executive Advisory program and Program Leader for the Purchase to Pay Advisory Program. She has 20 years of experience in both industry and consulting with a focus on procurement, supply chain and organizational effectiveness. Amy helps business leaders to improve source to pay processes, manage complex supply chain partnerships, and mature their organization’s service delivery model. She performs extensive primary research on the source to pay and operations space and has authored numerous publications. Ms. Fong holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University and a BS from Syracuse University.