Recent graduate awarded prize for best thesis on Supply Chain Finance

Master’s thesis by Gabriele Bonomi Boseggia triumphs at Supply Chain Finance Forum in Amsterdam

For the third consecutive year an alumnus from the Politecnico di Milano has been awarded the prize for the best Master’s thesis in the field of Supply Chain Finance. The awards ceremony was held during the Supply Chain Finance Forum in Amsterdam, the most eminent international event in SCF.

Gabriele Bonomi Boseggia won this coveted award for his thesis “Supply chain-based creditworthiness. Small and mid corporate rating”. In his work, Gabriele developed two frameworks to demonstrate how supply chain-related performance can predict the probability of a company defaulting, using innovative technologies such as neural networks and machine learning. The application improves credit risk assessment by extracting additional information from a small number of non-conventional characteristics of the supply chain data.

In addition to Bonomi Boseggia’s thesis, another two Politecnico alumni made the shortlist of 4 finalists: Carola Gervasio and Elena Fusari. Gabriele’s thesis was the one that most closely met the relevance criteria for the use of Supply Chain Finance, in the quality and rigour of the whole thesis and the methodology, originality and quality of the oral presentation. 

The Thesis Award from the Supply Chain Finance Community is an annual award that recognises students from the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) or the three-year Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) from across the world who have developed their theses in the field of Supply Chain Finance, the field of study concerned with optimising financial flows in supply chains.