International procurement risk management

The project is developing iBERIMA, a tool with which Swiss companies can identify, evaluate and monitor the risks of international procurement.


  • Lead school(s) School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Funding organisation Innosuisse
  • Duration (planned) 01.02.2019 - 31.01.2021
  • Project management Paul Ammann
  • Head of project Paul Ammann
  • Keywords Procurement, international, sourcing, risk, risk management, SME

Initial situation

Few companies today practise a systematic management of procurement risks. As a result, they face a high exposure to risks in international sourcing. The goal of the project is to develop the procurement risk management tool iBERIMA, which enables Swiss companies to identify, assess and monitor the risks of international procurement.

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To develop the tool IBERIMA for the purpose of identifying, evaluating, monitoring and tracking international procurement risks


Besides the many opportunities it presents, sourcing abroad also entails risks for Swiss companies. The results of the survey ‘Dealing with international procurement risks’ show where Swiss companies are particularly conscious of risks.