February 24, 2017
riskmethods / Boston, 02/24/2017 – riskmethods, the industry leader in supply chain risk management, is pleased to announce that Bill DeMartino, General Manager for North America, has been named a 2017 "Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. The Pro to Know Award recognizes supply chain executives that are leading initiatives to help prepare supply chains for the significant challenges in today’s business climate. Bill has been honored with the "Pro to Know Award" for his thought leadership and vision for supply chain risk management.
Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive's go-to manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, announced the 17th annual listing of the 2017 Pros to Know in the supply chain industry. The "Pro to Know" award is given to supply chain thought leaders who, through their commitment and expertise, help their customers keep pace with the challenge of constantly changing supply risks and conditions in the global marketplace.
“2016 proved that supply chain disruptions are on the rise, and the need for risk management and risk mitigation has never been greater. Globalization, low-cost country sourcing, decline in added value in internal company processes, regulatory pressure and sustainability challenges are only a few of the factors creating volatility and increasing risk in procurement and supply chains. Supply chain risks can occur for many reasons, but we can be certain that a supply chain disruption has major impact on an organization,” explains Bill DeMartino, riskmethods General Manager for North America. "I'm honored to be named a 'Pro to Know' and to have the opportunity to help businesses identify, assess and mitigate risk in their end-to-end supply chains.”
For past four years, riskmethods’ SaaS solution for comprehensive Supply Chain Risk Management has helped enterprises of all sizes in North America and Europe (e.g. Moen, Dana, Nexteer, McGraw Hill, AGCO, Acushnet and many more) mitigate risks along the end-to-end supply chain.
“Successful supply chain risk management is a competitive advantage and holds tremendous potential for growth,” claims DeMartino. "Supply Chain Risk Management needs awareness from management, clearly defined responsibilities, roles and processes - ideally with a dedicated team solely focused on Supply Chain Risk Management.” It should be mandatory to establish supply chain risk management in the target agreements of all involved buyers and product group managers to increase awareness and determine measurable objectives. This will be a challenge that will require procurement and supply chain to rethink their strategy, but it will also be an opportunity for them to play a pivotal role in the success of the entire company and align with its broader strategy.
About Bill DeMartino
Bill DeMartino is the General Manager of North American operations at riskmethods. Bill plays a leading role in accelerating riskmethods’ international expansion, specifically in the Americas, and growing the firm into the industry’s leading Supply Chain Risk Management solution. Bill has 15 years of experience in the procurement and supply management solution space, where he built his expertise in Analytics and Supply Risk & Compliance acting across various disciplines and leadership roles in product management, sales and marketing at IBM, Emptoris and Determine. Bill is a recognized Supply Management luminary who frequently speaks at leading industry events, authors papers and blog posts and has twice been selected as a “Pro-to-Know” by Supply and Demand Chain Executive.
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 risk intelligence.
About Supply & Demand Chain Executive
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