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Managing Commodity Price Risk by George A. Zsidisin

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Chapter 1

Introduction to Commodity Price Risk Management

Why Is Commodity Price Risk Management Important?

Every business is exposed to financial risk stemming from commodity price volatility. Risk exposure may be direct from the prices paid for raw materials transformed into products sold to customers, or it may be indirect from higher energy and transportation costs. The purpose of this book is to provide an approach that organizations can implement and adapt for managing commodity price volatility and for reducing exposure to the financial risk associated with purchased goods and services. This topic is important for current and future supply chain professionals due to the significant direct financial effects that price volatility has on ...

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