Real-Time Risk Monitoring

Effective SCRM means monitoring millions of data sources to screen for emerging risks. If you think that sounds like a task that’s beyond human capacity, you’re right—but by also leveraging AI, you can do it. We call it: riskmethods Risk Intelligence™

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>15 billion

news articles scanned monthly


global reputable news sources monitored daily


customer & supplier sites monitored daily

24 / 7/ 365

real-time media monitoring of mapped supply chains


relevancy of alerts / optimized noise reduction

At riskmethods, we combine artificial intelligence and human intelligence into Risk Intelligence™.

How do we do it?

Step 1

Risk Intelligence™ monitors, integrates, and analyzes millions of data points to identify supply chain risks and events – so you don’t have to. 

Every day, riskmethods Risk Intelligence monitors – in real time – nearly 300,000 global news sources and nearly a million customer, supplier, and transportation sites and routes for dozens of risk indicators. It also integrates structured and unstructured data provided by third-party risk data sources and our content partners.

Risk Intelligence also integrates – in full confidence – our customers’ internal risk data, such as supplier KPIs and metrics from enterprise ERP and SRM systems. Finally, Risk Intelligence integrates supplier-provided data, such as supplier scorecards or from third-party assessments.

As a result, millions of documents and data points automatically flow into Risk Intelligence daily that it processes and analyzes for relevant events that may impact our customers’ supply chains. We do it all.

 That's called big data management and analytics.

Step 2

Risk Intelligence identifies and removes duplicate information to reduce “noise”.

Using the riskmethods Duplication Detection Engine (affectionately known as “the DuDe”), Risk Intelligence tries to replicate the way that humans read data and information to identify duplicate entries. It uses machine learning algorithms to scan millions of articles for identical or contextually similar content about the same risk event within a supply chain, so it can eliminate any duplicates from its analysis.

As a result, Risk Intelligence automatically flags and discards hundreds of thousands of duplicate items per month, which reduces the “noise” surrounding an event and increases the relevance of our risk alerts.

 That's called natural language processing.

Step 3

Risk Intelligence analyzes the remaining information, rates them on their relevance, for our customers’ supply chains.

Following de-duplication, Risk Intelligence employs the Recommender Engine to assess the remaining information against pre-defined risk-scoring criteria before issuing alerts. But unlike other SCRM solutions, we don’t let our machines do it all.

Our team of more than 30 Risk Research analysts has been continuously monitoring and training Risk Intelligence – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – for nearly a decade. Our analysts rate information and media sources for their relevancy and continuously teach Risk Intelligence what’s most important to our customers.

Millions of data points later, Risk Intelligence now requires less human supervision but continues to deliver alerts that are 99.98% relevant to our customers.

 That's called supervised machine learning.

Step 4

Our Risk Research analysts review and enrich the information distilled from AI it to provide highly relevant and reliable risk alerts.

In the last step before sending a risk alert, our Risk Research analysts ensure it’s exactly what you need to know. Informed by their technical acumen and unique cultural and regional expertise, our Risk Research analysts blend artificial intelligence with human intelligence to ensure that we provide our customers with alerts that are highly informative, relevant, and reliable.

 That's called data enrichment.


Our primary language is risk, and we let our time-tested, customer-validated risk indicators do the talking. We take great care to reduce the level of “noise” in our alerts, so that you receive only the most relevant reporting. And we want to ensure the right people have the right information at the right time.

 And that's called Risk Intelligence™.

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