RapidRatings produces and sponsors thought leadership whitepapers providing expertise and guidance on using predictive analytics to manage supply chain, third-party, and counterparty risks.


Case Study: Fortune Brands

Fortune Brands Water Innovations, a Moen brand, was having difficulty obtaining accurate and verifiable financial information from its private supplier network. After joining our FHR Exchange™ and leveraging our Network Outreach team they were able to gain consistent and secure financial insight into their global suppliers.Read the Case Study

The Little Book of Applied Knowledge

Help lead your organizations through continued disruption and uncertainty with the right data and analytics. That means actionable, objective information to help you collaborate with your suppliers, vendors, counterparties, and internal teams. Download eBook

Using Supplier Financial Health Assessments to Identify Supply Chain Risk

Day-to-day supply chain risk mitigation isn't enough anymore. You need to be forewarned--about global disruptions, the continued resiliency of your chain, and the financial health of your critical suppliers. Explore how to manage supply chain risk that benefits your company, clients, and partners/suppliers. Download eBook

The Cross-Team Financial Health Playbook

In the pandemic era, everyone has a risk point-of-view. But success, now and in the future, will depend on meaningful business relationships and greater trust.Download eBook

COVID-19 Stress Test

The RapidRatings economic stress test applied the same level of sophistication used for systemically important organizations (S&P 500) to our entire database of thousands of public and private companies to the pandemic’s impact on Financial Health. The following report covers the methodology, assumptions, and results of our stress test.Content Archive

Covid-19 and Supply Chain

COVID-19 is affecting most companies and professionals directly or indirectly. Leveraging our proprietary predictive analytics on private and public firms, we've provided supply chain managers with guidance on which industries and geographies are most resilient.

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Private Companies in Your Supply Chain

How do you gain visibility into the financial strength of the 70-80% of your suppliers that are private? Download the new Supply Chain Dive eBook, featuring RapidRatings and Verizon Wireless, to understand: the importance of financial health assessments, strategic supply chain development, and how to partner with the strongest suppliers.

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RapidRatings 2019 Annual Default Review

Technology has transformed what it means to be lean, while globalization has brought the world closer together. The connected supply chain, however, is only as strong as its weakest link. This year, RapidRatings studied current trends in supplier deterioration by analyzing the financial health of 284 U.S. industrial companies that defaulted or filed for bankruptcy over the last 5 years.

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How to Evaluate Supplier Risk: A Practical Approach to Global Supplier Risk Management

In today’s disruptive business environment, your suppliers’ risks are your risks. It’s time to develop a comprehensive risk management program that protects your brand, customers, and bottom line in a world where global supply chains are symbiotically intertwined and interdependent.

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Create a Competitive Advantage: Promote Supply Chain Risk Visibility and Resilience with Financial Health Analytics

In this whitepaper, we dive into how Under Armour used several different risk indicators and predictive financial models to build a more resilient supply chain. Learn how to diversify your sources, develop contingency plans, identify early warning signs, and more.

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Managing Supply Risk: Are You Prepared for a Black Swan Event?

This A.T. Kearney & RapidRatings report finds that managing risk is the lowest priority for procurement, with most CPOs citing lack of bandwidth and budget as the biggest roadblocks. Download the report for more on how resilient organizations can quickly identify, diagnose, and resolve latent risk.

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The State of Risk

A 2017 study with ProcureCon to understand threats to business continuity, supply chain challenges, and how procurement can use financial health to build resilient supply chains.

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Hitting the Mark: Supply Chain Resilience

A whitepaper that shows how examining financial health of your suppliers can lead to a more resilient supply chain. Read the whitepaper to understand supply chain resilience, its tie to greater financial health, and get key recommendations for developing and honing a resilient supply chain.

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CECL & Term Probability of Default Whitepaper

In response to FASB’s new accounting standard, referred to as "CECL”, RapidRatings developed a series of Term Probabilities of Default (PDs), a key requirement for many banks in estimating forward-looking losses. Our Term PDs run 12 months to 10 years on public and private non-financial companies.

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Third-Party Risk Management: More Than Just a Regulatory Obligation

Regulation brings a new level of complexity to an already risky world. Download this whitepaper to learn how third-party risk management has progressed beyond simply complying with regulations and how other financial institutions are growing these initiatives.

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Supplier Financial Risk: Health Assessment Report

Virtually every conference or conversation in procurement and supply chain management eventually touches on risk management. There are myriad risks that can disrupt supply chains – from natural disasters to political turmoil to labor strife, even to shipments lost at sea. And, the exposures have grown exponentially with the globalization of supply.

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