The decline and demise of oil services giant McDermott International, Inc. was missed by many due to an unwise reliance on trade payment data analysis. When it comes to public companies and bankruptcy prediction, payment data doesn't work.
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) sends shockwaves through the stock market and the world at large, it has also greatly upped the financial risk potential for automotive, technology, healthcare, chemicals, and many other industries.
If a premium grocery chain like Whole Foods can experience a multi-month SKU disaster, chances are that it can happen to your company too. Evaluate the financial health of your supply chain, see which vendors are most at risk of failure, and take the necessary steps to safeguard against them.
Commercial bankruptcies in the United States increased for the first time since 2009. Record corporate debt and waning business confidence are striking developments regardless of which industry you are operating within.
As the fallout from one of the biggest bankruptcies of 2019 begins to settle, we see that credit and procurement professionals who evaluate risk in public companies as a habitual practice are proving to be the best at avoiding unnecessary exposure.