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Vendor Management


Churchill & Harriman understands that governance of your vendors is a critical issue. We help you meet your brand protection, legal, regulatory, and supply chain obligations, and optimize cost while doing so. In choosing C&H, you are choosing a partner whose proven processes and expertise are currently being employed to help many of the world’s most respected organizations successfully manage all aspects of their global vendor management program.

We can work in partnership with you to refine your internal processes, including addressing individual business unit level requirements in decentralized environments. We have the validated expertise to help you align with your internal departmental stakeholders in Compliance, Risk and Procurement. We can develop or refine the criteria upon which you assess your vendors for risk, compliance, and privacy.

With regard to your global vendor base, we can develop a successful communication program to help you achieve your objectives with them. We can develop a program tailored to help you and your vendors to meet requisite requirements AND optimize costs. Year over year, beginning in 1997, we have performed over 700 vendor assessments around the world on behalf of our clients. Let us provide you with the benefit of our broad and deep perspective.

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Cost Optimization for the Global Financial Services Community

"Through its membership and contributions to the Shared Assessments Program, Churchill & Harriman has demonstrated its leadership in global vendor management innovation. The Shared Assessments tools contribute to the differentiation of C&H’s program, maximizing risk assessment cost optimization while raising the bar on global information security and privacy protection."

Shared ASsessments / BITS Catherine Allen, Chairman and CEO, The Santa Fe Group
Founder, Shared Assessments Program
BITS, A Division of The Financial Services Roundtable

Case Study

Vendor Management Program Optimization

A major global financial services corporation that provides custody and asset servicing wanted to improve their internal and external risk posture. Churchill & Harriman was engaged for a series of projects. Existing vendor risk assessment criteria were mapped to ISO 27001/2 and BITS Shared Assessments Program elements, thus ensuring our client's compliance with FFIEC guidelines and industry best practices. A new classification system for vendors was established that simplified and reduced the cost to both our client and their vendors. Additionally, a new approach to conducting information security and compliance assessments of the vendor base was developed, resulting in further and significant cost savings for both our client and its vendors.... read more > >

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“Churchill & Harriman has provided exceptional support and service across a number of highly visible risk management activities across the globe. You and your team have exceeded my expectations and done so on time and under budget, without exception. C&H conducts themselves with the highest levels of demonstrated competency and integrity on my behalf, recognizing required interdependencies and challenges while working on our critical global initiatives. Most of all, I deeply appreciate the substantive results C&H has produced for my colleagues and me. I recognize this is founded on the open and honest lines of communication I have with you and the C&H team.”

Chief Information Security Officer
Fortune 100 Corporation

"I am happy to endorse Churchill & Harriman to any organization interested in enjoying a close relationship with a risk mitigation consultancy that I consider an important part of my daily business. I can truly state, without hesitation, that Churchill & Harriman provides the highest degree of honesty, integrity and ethics, and has become a vital component to our success."

Director, Worldwide Information Security
Fortune 50 Corporation

"I want to express my appreciation for the outstanding service that your firm [Churchill & Harriman] has provided over the years. I consider you a trusted business partner who takes a deep personal interest in our success, and I appreciate your honesty and integrity."

Chief Information Security Officer,
Global Financial Services Corporation

"Churchill & Harriman has been consulting to us on enterprise-wide business risk mitigation matters for seven years now. We continue to receive the same dedicated service and support from C&H that we received from day one. Few business partners have provided such validated ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction."

Director, Worldwide Information Security
Fortune 50 Corporation