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Where To Find Open Access Statistical Trade Data

Where To Find Open Access Statistical Trade Data

Trade data plays an important part in global market intelligence initiatives for procurement. The selected open access resources listed below are where you can find data not only on import…

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Year-End 2017 Update: New Additions to Supply Market Intelligence Index Collection

Year-End 2017 Update: New Additions to Supply Market Intelligence Index Collection

The Supply Market Intelligence Index Collection is continuously updated with new indices that are discovered and is weeded to remove the ones that are no longer current or relevant. Most…

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Market Intelligence Hub ‘ProcureSearch’ Adds New Resources and Functionality

Market Intelligence Hub ‘ProcureSearch’ Adds New Resources and Functionality ProcureSearch BOSTON – Dec. 5, 2017 – PRLog — ProcureSearch, the free, open-access market intelligence resource hub, has just been updated…

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Selected Titles for Procurement from 2017 Best Business Books Lists

         The end of the year signals the time for annual Best of Business Books lists compiled by various business and literary publications. With so many titles being…

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Preserving a Company’s Most Valuable Asset: Making Knowledge Management Achievable in this Age of Accelerating Change and Big Data

Preserving a Company’s Most Valuable Asset: Making Knowledge Management Achievable in this Age of Accelerating Change and Big Data

In the article, Staying Smart: Industry Firms Refine Knowledge Management to Build On What They Know, ENR’s Debra K. Rubin eloquently writes about the critical importance of implementing knowledge management initiatives, especially…

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Data Coalition: New GSA Procurement Announcement Indicates Serious Consideration of Ending Dun & Bradstreet’s Monopoly

Hudson Hollister, writer for Data Coalition blog, provides interesting insight on a new procurement announcement from the General Services Administration (GSA) that “has confirmed that the U.S. federal government is seriously…

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Embracing the Intelligence-Forward Mindset

Embracing the Intelligence-Forward Mindset

LexisNexis recently posted an article I wrote for its Biz Blog, entitled Step One for Supply Market Intelligence Success: Embracing the Intelligence-Forward Mindset. Here is the introductory paragraph: Supply market…

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Cottrill Research’s Open Access Research Provider List of Honor

Cottrill Research’s Open Access Research Provider List of Honor

In recognition of Open Access Week, which was last week (Oct. 23 – 29), Cottrill Research is honoring research resource providers that make available information and data of value to…

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Revised: Facing the Reality About Supply Market Intelligence

Revised: Facing the Reality About Supply Market Intelligence

In 2014, I addressed the issue of how to tackle a supply market intelligence (SMI) initiative when you (and other procurement professionals) are stressed for time and dealing with a…

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