Data & Analytics
D&B Direct for SupplyMitigate supplier risk and optimize costs through the power of Data-as-a-Service
Optimize supply chain performance in real-time
D&B Direct is a modern API that delivers critical data and analytics on suppliers into the applications where you need them most. Uncover and alleviate risks across the supply chain in order to avoid supply disruptions, optimize your distribution network and drive profitable growth.
Predict potential supply chain disruptions and identity alternative suppliers.
Source and evaluate new suppliers with financial stability ratings and a global view of businesses.
Monitor and maintain supplier’s compliance and certification to avoid penalties.
Negotiate better contracts by identifying spend with suppliers owned by the same corporate parent.
Document and manage the audit trail to demonstrate firm & 3rd party compliance.
Effectively measure performance of suppliers and distributors over time within your SCM application.

How It Works

Data-as-a-Service enables real-time management of global supply chains. As the complexity of supply chains increase, procurement professionals are faced with monitoring the health of suppliers across many tiers, sizes and geographies. D&B Direct provides the intelligence to gain full supply chain visibility and mitigate risks before disruptions occur. Anticipate supplier trouble, source the best new suppliers and negotiate better contracts.
We agree that the continued road to economic recovery begins with small to medium enterprises. As a responsible organisation we have an important role to play in fostering economic success – not just for Balfour Beatty PLC, for the whole of UK PLC. Without the help of Dun & Bradstreet we could not have gained the confidence to make our £1 billion SME spend commitment.
Aaron Reid, Sustainable Supply Chain Manager, Balfour Beatty UK
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