Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine names Rolf Zimmer One of 2016’s “Pros to Know” for his Thought Leadership in Supply Chain Risk Management

riskmethods Founder Recognized as 2016 ‘Pros to Know’

February 22, 2016

riskmethods / Munich, 02/22/2016riskmethods, technological market leader in risk identification and risk analysis of global supply chains, is pleased to announce that Rolf Zimmer, Managing Director and Co-Founder, has been named a 2016 "Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. The publication has been presenting exceptional and selected experts from the logistics and material science sectors with this award for 16 years. Rolf Zimmer from riskmethods has been honored with the "Pro To Know Award" for his thought leadership and vision on the topic of supply chain risk management. According to Rolf, supply chain visibility and risk management is a strategic differentiator for leading small, medium and large enterprises with global supply chains.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, announced the 16th annual listing of the 2016 Pros to Know in the supply chain industry. The Pros to Know Awards recognize supply chain executives, and manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises, that are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges of today’s business climate.

“Supply chain risks which cause disruptions are on the rise. The need for risk management and mitigating risk in the supply chain has never been greater," explains Rolf Zimmer, riskmethods co-founder and managing director. "I'm honored to be named as a 'Pro to Know'. Helping business to identify, assess and mitigate risk in their end-to-end supply chains is incredibly rewarding.”

Within the last three years the riskmethods SaaS solution for comprehensive Supply Chain Risk Management has been helping medium-size and large companies around Europe and the US (e.g. AGCO Corporation, Bosch, Nexteer, Mc Graw Hill, Siemens, West Pharmaceutical, …) to mitigate risks along the end-to-end supply chain.

“Successful supply chain risk management is a competitive advantage and consequently holds tremendous potential for growth”, adds Zimmer. "Supply Chain Risk Management needs top level management awareness, clear responsibilities and defined roles within the processes- ideally having a dedicated person or persons who are solely responsible for Supply Chain Risk Management.” It should also be obligatory to establish supply chain risk management in the target agreements of all involved buyers and product group managers in order to increase awareness and set up measurable objectives. Certainly, this means a challenge and rethinking for procurement and supply chain management, but it also provides an opportunity to play a pivotal role in the company and to position as an important partner in the success of the entire company and aligning with the company’s broader strategy.


About Rolf Zimmer
Rolf Zimmer is a founder and managing director of riskmethods, and is responsible for Finance, Product Strategy and Customer Success Management. Rolf has been working in software business and procurement for 18 years. He has excellent knowledge in the areas of procurement, supply management and risk management – which he gained from working inside procurement departments as well as from consulting activities at SAP, Ariba and Emptoris, among others. His previous position as Sales Director at IBM included responsibility for distribution of the “Emptoris” Supplier Relationship Management suite and associated consulting services.Together with his business partner Heiko Schwarz he founded riskmethods in 2013, focusing on delivering an innovative Software-as-a-Service solution for comprehensive Supply Chain Risk Management.

About riskmethods:
riskmethods provides companies with a comprehensive end-to-end supply chain risk management solution for proactive identification, assessment, control and mitigation of risks in the supply chain. An early warning system for potential risks ensures that proactive steps can be taken to avoid supply interruption, enforce compliance and protect corporate image. riskmethod’s SaaS solution combines state of-the art German technology with cutting-edge provision of risk intelligence..

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