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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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Clarivate Analytics’ The State of Innovation 2017: Industry Boundaries Are Being Removed

Clarivate Analytics’ The State of Innovation 2017: Industry Boundaries Are Being Removed

In an opening message to readers of Clarivate Analytics’ The State of Innovation 2017 report, CEO Jay Nadler writes about the insights revealed, most notably the removal of industry boundaries. “Looking…

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A.T. Kearney 2017 Global Services Location Index Spotlights Automation as Massive Job Displacer

On September 18, A.T. Kearney released its 2017 Global Services Location Index™ (GSLI), a study that analyzes and tracks the contours of the offshoring landscape in 55 countries across three major…

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Announcing the Launch of ProcureSearch!

Announcing the Launch of ProcureSearch! ProcureSearch is an open access hub that lists and updates key supply market intelligence resources. In 2014, Kelly Barner and I published Supply Market Intelligence for…

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2017 Digital Evolution Index (DEI 17): How Competitiveness and Trust in Digital Economies Vary Across the World

The Fletcher School at Tufts University, in partnership with Mastercard, have published the 2017 Digital Evolution Index (DEI 17). According to the Executive Summary in the findings report: The DEI…

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Use This Handy Checklist To Efficiently Evaluate News Stories

  IBISWorld recently published my article, Detecting Fake News and Baloney During Procurement Research, where I provide background information and a checklist that procurement (and business) professionals can use to efficiently…

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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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