Customers Tell It Like It Is
Our Work Speaks for Itself
Whether your business needs are large or small, you can expect exceptional service with customized solutions. Our longtime work with a diverse group of customers and our cross-functional approach gives us the ability to apply out-of-the-box thinking to complex commodity risk management.
We asked a few clients to reflect on their work with GRM. Learn more about how we’ve helped them manage their commodity risk and resources, leading to short and long-term outcomes.
“As the senior supply chain leader for McDonald’s North America I had overall responsibility for all commodity risk management activity for the restaurants in the U.S. & Canada.
Global Risk Management was a huge asset to McDonald’s in customizing and detailing rationale for acting or declining to take risk positions to protect or enhance operating margins. GRM partnered with us for many years when a major protein supplier to McDonald’s directly contracted their services for commodity risk management expertise. GRM’s differentiated and complementary market perspectives often provided alternative interpretations vs. those market views we received from the large agribusiness firms. Without question, the GRM commodity risk management strategies played a significant and measurable role in achieving competitive and predictable pricing for the McDonald’s system.
Finally, I would recommend the GRM team to any foodservice organization seeking to better manage raw material costs as part of COGS.”
- Dan Gorsky, Former Senior Vice President, North American Supply Chain
“Global Risk Management (GRM) was a featured speaker during a recent event discussing commodity risk management with our guests that included senior level executives from consumer and industrial products companies. The audience remained actively engaged with the content as GRM established themselves as knowledgeable in commodity risk by covering commodity market fundamentals, stochastic modeling, strategy, reporting and accounting issues.”
- Pete Mulvey, Partner
RSM US LLP
“Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, LLC (a Yum! Brands Co-op) has been a client of GRM for nearly 20 years. Over the past two decades, GRM has become a trusted and integral partner in our supply chain by providing valuable insight and a perspective that you can’t find elsewhere. Among the key qualities of GRM include:
INTEGRITY: Strong ethics, trustworthiness, respectfulness and professional demeanor are key attributes of GRM.
CUSTOMER SERVICE: The team is highly responsive and very accessible.
INGENUITY: When creative solutions are needed, the GRM team is a valuable thought partner and advisor on a broad range of supply chain issues.
MARKET INTELLIGENCE: The team provides valuable and proprietary commodity market insights that far exceeds the information that can be found elsewhere.
RISK MANAGEMENT: GRM takes the time to understand our business objectives and ensures that commodity risk management strategies are tailored to our risk tolerances.
INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE: Strong QSR/Restaurant industry knowledge makes GRM unique as they truly understand the competitive restaurant environment and the importance of supply chains.
The business solutions that GRM provides are highly valued, particularly when the commodity markets are turbulent. As a genuine, trusted partner that focuses on your business needs, I recommend GRM services to all supply chain professionals.”
- Kurt Collins, Vice President, Commodity Risk Management
Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions®, LLC
“I had the privilege of meeting the Global Risk Management (GRM) team many years ago while I was working at the second largest North American foodservice distribution company. At that point I was learning about soft commodities for the first time, and was not involved in hedging or commodity price risk management. I was blown away by the analysis and deep understanding GRM had on corn, soybeans, wheat, dairy, vegetable oils, the list goes on. They are very knowledgeable in agriculture global commodities, they follow market fundamentals and technical analysis, and are able to break it down for people who are not familiar with these topics.
They can analyze a company’s internal risk and put a game plan together to contain risk. Furthermore, the training tools that they have developed internally have assisted my entire procurement team in understanding and learning the mechanics of hedging with futures. It is always a pleasure to work with knowledgeable, intelligent, and kind people who can help your company succeed. I would absolutely recommend GRM to any company who is involved with agricultural commodities.
You will receive the knowledge and analysis of a big consulting group and personal approach of a small company that cares about your business.”
- Julia Mukhina, Vice President Global Procurement
East Balt Bakeries
“We hired Global Risk Management in 2016 to create a comprehensive policy covering Cameron’s commodity risk management activity and to assist in implementing the policy. The people at GRM really took the time to not only understand our risks but also to understand our overall business. As a direct result of our engagement with GRM, we have significantly improved our internal alignment and communication with respect to our strategy discussions around managing risk. GRM also helped us in creating a consistent method for measuring and reporting risk within our company. I find GRM responsive, easy to work with, and very pragmatic in their approach to advising us on matters related to risk management. We continue to leverage GRM’s expertise in commodity and foreign currency risk as an integral part of our risk team. I would highly recommend GRM.”
- Bob Waldron, CEO
“We were very excited to have a commodity risk management world leader, Global Risk Management Corp., share best practices at our annual Institute of Supply Management (ISM) Conference earlier this year. Numerous attendees provided feedback that this was one of the best sessions over the entire four day conference. As you look at taking your commodity risk management to the next level, partnering with Global Risk Management Corp can provide you the added expert edge on making better proactive commodity buying decisions."
- Howard Levy, Vice President, Global Sourcing & Instruments, Zimmer Biomet
ISM Conference Leadership Committee