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ProcurementIQ Macroeconomic Update Oct-Dec 2018

Each quarter, ProcurementIQ prepares an update that identifies the most significant recent macroeconomic trends affecting procurement professionals.

This quarter’s update focuses on commodity prices, trade and interest rates.

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How the Longest Shutdown in US History has Shaken Business Confidence

A shutdown lasting over a month is worrisome, according to economists. This past shutdown lasted 35 days, which is the longest in US history. How does an impasse like this affect businesses and supply chains?

ProcurementIQ Macroeconomic Update Q2 2019

ProcurementIQ Macroeconomic Update Q2 2019

Each quarter, ProcurementIQ prepares an update that identifies the most significant recent macroeconomic trends affecting procurement professionals. ProcurementIQ's updates are intended to help these professionals better understand the broader purchasing environment and make strategic buying decisions. Q2 2019 focuses on commodity prices, trade and interest rates.

Webinar: 3 Major Procurement Trends 2019

In 2018, we heard a LOT about tariffs, the blockchain, Brexit, trade wars with China, natural disasters and labor shortages. As we look ahead to 2019, there’s a good chance we’ll continue to hear about those topics. How can you be proactive and tackle these issues head-on? What will really matter to your stakeholders and your supply chain in the coming year?  

Brexit Update: Still More Questions than Answers

It’s been more than two years since British citizens stunned the world and voted to sever ties with the European Union. There is still not a clear path forward on a deal for the two sides just months before the March 29, 2019 deadline. A no-deal Brexit would open up Pandora’s Box for British and European markets.

Case Study - Green Bay Area Public School District

The Green Bay Area Public School District, in Northeast Wisconsin, is the fourth largest public school district in the state. With over 40 schools, the procurement department plays a huge role in keeping the district operating smoothly and on budget. 

Suffolk University

Case Study - Suffolk University

Suffolk University prides itself on preparing students to thrive in the business world by providing the education and tools students need to succeed. By equipping students with ProcurementIQ’s trusted market intelligence, Suffolk is giving them access to cutting-edge information that will help them during and after their academic journey.

Webinar: Improve Your RFP Process by Avoiding These 5 Pitfalls

Let’s get back to the basics with 4 Degrees North’s Phil Bode, an expert on how to craft great RFPs. He’ll talk about 5 common pitfalls that are tripping up your process and offer simple, actionable solutions to get you back on track.

Case Study - Leading Financial Services Company

Based on ProcurementIQ’s accurate data and insight, the sourcing team made an informed buying decision that resulted in a thoughtfully executed contract that included improved SLAs and performance metrics. The multi-year contract locked in pricing, resulting in lower costs and reduced risk for the enterprise. Learn more about how they achieved this.

White Paper - Make Smarter Purchasing Decisions with Market Intelligence

If you’re like most of your procurement peers, you’re working harder than ever to align your purchasing goals with your organization’s overall strategy. You’re expected to keep costs in check and provide broad category expertise to your internal stakeholders while supporting innovation and reducing risk for your company.

Tariffs, Trade Wars and Supply Chains: How Can Procurement Prepare?

Webinar: Tariffs, Trade Wars Supply Chains: How Can Procurement Prepare?

Do you fully understand how tariffs and perceived trade wars will affect your supply chain and your bottom line? Join business analysts from ProcurementIQ as we discuss key takeaways and highlight several strategies buyers can take to minimize the financial impact of the recent tariffs

Webinar: How Procurement Can Add Value through Market Intelligence

Join us as ProcurementIQ SVP Lyle Dixon-Smith talks about how procurement departments can leverage market intelligence to provide value to internal stakeholders and business units. 

Case Study - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Case Study - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

With ProcurementIQ Procurement Research at its fingertips, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s sourcing team will be able to save time, comply with guidelines and positively impact the Institute’s resources by saving money.

ProcurementIQ Macroeconomic Update Q1 2019

ProcurementIQ Macroeconomic Update July-Sept 2018

Each quarter, ProcurementIQ prepares an update that identifies the most significant recent macroeconomic trends affecting procurement professionals. ProcurementIQ's updates are intended to help these professionals better understand the broader purchasing environment and make strategic buying decisions. This quarter’s update focuses on commodity prices and tariffs, which are issues that are expected to substantially impact business purchases in the coming months.

Webinar: Retail Isn’t Dying and Neither is Procurement!

Contrary to popular belief, retail isn’t dying - it’s evolving - and so is procurement’s role in the industry. Join ProcurementIQ as we look at challenges in the retail space and 3 key strategies to address them. As part of those strategies, we’ll discuss where procurement can step in to support multiple departments as retailers evolve to meet consumers’ demands and expectations.

Webinar: How to Create a Digital Strategy for Procurement

Many organizations are considering the implementation of digital tools to optimize their procurement activities. But for newcomers to the digital procurement scene, the process can seem daunting at first.