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2019 Q2 Macroeconomic Update

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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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Marketing Category Price Forecast

To help you understand the dynamics of the marketing industry, ProcurementIQ research provides key takeaways on areas such as digital trends, prices, concentration and industry outlook to help you make smarter decisions.

MRO Category Forecast

To help you understand the dynamics of the MRO industry, ProcurementIQ research provides key takeaways on areas such as switching difficulty, specialized services, substitutes and industry outlook to help you make smarter decisions.

Office Management Category Price Forecast

To help you understand the dynamics of the office management industry, ProcurementIQ research provides key takeaways on areas such as substitutes, concentration, profit trends and industry outlook to help you make smarter decisions.

Transport & Logistics Category Price Forecast

To help you understand the dynamics of the transport & logistics industry, ProcurementIQ research provides key takeaways on areas such as price trends, supply chain risk, regulatory changes, specialization and industry outlook to help you make smarter decisions.

Travel & Fleet Category Price Forecast

To help you understand the dynamics of the travel & fleet industry, ProcurementIQ research provides key takeaways on areas such as price trends, supply chain risks, profitability and industry outlook to help you make smarter decisions.

Packing & Printing Category Price Forecast

To help you understand the dynamics of the packing & printing industry, ProcurementIQ research provides key takeaways on areas such as specialization, concentration, price and profit trends and industry outlook to help you make smarter decisions.

Energy & Utility Consulting Services

During the three years to 2017, the price of energy and utility consulting services has risen steadily at an estimated annualized rate of 0.9%. Low price volatility is largely due to the diverse range of downstream markets, providing stable demand.

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.

Why Active Listening is Critical for Procurement

Communication has always been one of the most important soft skills for procurement to master; it’s vital for everything from stakeholder engagement, negotiations and even presentations. Communication, specifically exceptional active listening skills, will help drive your team’s success.

 Why Procurement Needs a Digital Strategy

White Paper - Why Procurement Needs a Digital Strategy

To maximize advantages of new technologies, procurement needs a digital vision and strategy that is action-oriented, flexible and able to be scaled up to accommodate new technologies. The strategy should focus on engagement and experience for users, stakeholders and suppliers. ProcurementIQ and Bertrand Maltaverne present 4 steps to creating a digital strategy for procurement.