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Supply Market Intelligence Index Collection Mid-Year 2017 Update

Supply Market Intelligence Index Collection Mid-Year 2017 Update

In the past six months new indices have been added to the Supply Market Intelligence collection and others have been weeded out. Here are indices, mostly open access, new to…

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Evaluating Packaged Market Research Providers

Evaluating Packaged Market Research Providers

Packaged market research reports are created by providers that compile and analyze data. This valuable information is considered secondary research, because it involves the use of existing data and is sold…

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Public Spend Forum Launches World’s Largest Library of Public Procurement Best Practices

Public Spend Forum Launches World’s Largest Library of Public Procurement Best Practices

Public Spend Forum has recently launched the beta version of their Best Practices Library that is available free (registration is required). Resources are authored and published by highly respected organizations, associations, and thought…

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Recent Partnerships and Acquisitions Highlight Demand for Public and Private Company/Supplier Data

Recent Partnerships and Acquisitions Highlight Demand for Public and Private Company/Supplier Data

In order to provide more complete financial information to both investors and companies intent on expanding their risk data, recent strategic acquisitions and partnerships show a demand for access to…

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A True Story of the Wild West and a Contract Gone Bad

A True Story of the Wild West and a Contract Gone Bad

This is probably not the worst example of a procurement initiative gone bad, but it just might be the most interesting. This true story takes place in Pioche, Nevada, a…

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Moody’s to Acquire Bureau van Dijk

Moody’s is acquiring a highly respected company that has a solid reputation for providing quality information not easily found elsewhere, which is a positive indicator of the move. On May…

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Reshoring Initiative Data Report 2016 is Released

Reshoring Initiative Data Report 2016 is Released

The Reshoring Initiative has released its 2016 Data Report and “for the first time in decades, more manufacturing jobs are returning to the United States than are going offshore. The…

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The Connection Between Decision Making, Critical Thinking, and Quality Data

Procurement and business professionals are continuously making critical decisions that effect their stakeholders and the organization as a whole. These decisions can be major and directly impact strategy, operations, and…

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OPEC Announces ‘Big Data Project’ Launch

According to a press release dated April 11, 2017, the OPEC Secretariat and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Energy announced the launch of the first phase of the…

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