Supplier Risk and Relationship Management

Supplier Risk and Relationship Management

Supplier Risk is predominant in a global sourcing context. Understanding supplier definitions for compliance and congruence with US terminology is foundational for risk management. Important to segment the supply chain to understand the different levels of risk. Supplier score carding at a regular cadence with Key Risk Indicators will determine the movement in risk factors. A hierarchy of supply chain risks and relationship management to mitigate the known and unknown risks can be a subjective science but “presence” makes a difference. Protectionism versus punitive measures lends to a paradigm shift in the risk and relationship equation.

Key Take-Aways


Pracash Thiyagarajaa

Pracash Thiyagarajaa
Head of Supply Chain Strategy & Vice President of Mass Channel Operations and Global Sourcing


Senior Executive with US and international business experience in global sourcing, operations, business strategy, technology, strategy consulting and project management. Over 25+ years’ specialized expertise in strategic global sourcing, forecasting, planning and inventory productivity in the apparel retail/ manufacturing and consumer goods industries.

Career Highlights:

·         Transformed and delivered a 15% Operating Margin for a $820M Global Mass Channel Apparel Business

·         Established a world class factory from start up to $300 million in 5 years, achieving profitability in 2nd year.

·         Delivered over $350M in procurement and operations savings for clients through strategic consulting engagements



Carter’s Inc – $3BN Children’s Products Leader                                                                                                                    

Vice President of Mass Channel Supply Chain - Global Sourcing and Operations

Vice President of Global Supply Chain Strategy

Accenture LLC – $28BN Fortune 500 company,  global leader in Consulting, Technology and Outsourcing.           

Supply Chain Strategy and Operations


QRS Corporation Inc  – Leader in Global Sourcing and collaborative commerce solutions.                          

Program/Project Implementation Director


MAS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd - A $1,2BN multinational joint venture between The Limited Inc -Ohio,