Supply Chain Data: Explained

Discover how interconnected multi-tier supply chains can be presented as structured data for simple visualisation and integration with your internal or external datasets.

Included Data Fields

These additional fields are included as standard with all mapping, to help you match the identified suppliers with your in-house data, and add extra insight to your supply chain visibility:

Standard Fields

For both the customers and suppliers:

  • Company Name
  • Tier
  • Country
  • URL
  • PermID (Publicly-available Company ID taxonomy)
  • Legal Entity Identifier (Publicly-available Company ID taxonomy)
  • Versed AI Unique ID

For each customer-supplier relationship:

  • The original Target Company from which the mapping started (the company provided by you, whose supply chain you want to map)
  • HS Codes associated with the products transacted, where available (this varies based on the evidence source)
  • Evidence type(s) that underpin the relationship
  • Confidence score
  • The date of the most recent evidence supporting the relationship

Additional Fields

Further fields are available for an additional charge:

  • Licensed company identifiers e.g. DUNS
  • Manufacturing site addresses


What information do you need in order to map a supply chain?

The minimum information we require in order to map supply chains are:

1. Target Companies: Names of companies whose supply chains you would like to map

2. Any additional information about these companies you have to hand (like identifier numbers, addresses, websites etc.) - this is to help us distinguish between companies with similar names. Often you can get this easily via a simple ERP export.

3. The number of tiers you would like to map upstream of the given companies

4. Details to help relevance filtering (optional). Whether you are looking for all suppliers across all products (e.g. if you are considering cyber risk use case), or suppliers within a specific product category/industry. [Note - relevance filtering not yet available via the API, but is available for supply chain mapping flat files and multi-tier risk analytics]

You'll be asked to provide this information when you order through the website.

How do you create the supply chain maps?

We use a 3 stage approach to map our supply chains:

Our software @3x

I want to get a supply chain map and/or n-tier risk analytics. What do I need to do?

Getting a supply chain map via flat file (.csv) or n-tier risk analytics is as simple as ordering it from the website.

You'll be asked whether you want to have the supply chain mapped 2 tiers or 3 tiers upstream of your chosen target companies and how many target companies you want mapped in total.

Simply choose the product that meets your needs and proceed to checkout. Following checkout, you'll be asked to provide the additional information described in the answer above in order to trigger the mapping. 

How do the tiers work in supply chains?

Supply chains are described in tiers. Tier 1 suppliers are those suppliers you purchase from directly. Tier 2 suppliers are your suppliers' suppliers. Tier 3 are their suppliers.


Multi-tier, sub-tier and N-tier all refer to supply chain mapping which goes beyond your Tier 1s. You might also hear people refer to “N-tier suppliers” or “sub-tier suppliers” - which mean suppliers that are in your sub-tiers (i.e. Tier 2, 3, 4 etc.)

What support do you provide?

Our team is on hand to help with any queries you have - whether it's investigating how to use n-tier visibility and risk analytics in your business, how the process works to do a mapping or tips for maximising your ROI. Just contact

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