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Characteristics of a Successful Procurement Professional

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Characteristics of a Successful Procurement Professional

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Fleet Management Services

Many new businesses need fleet vehicles to perform their daily operations, such as visiting clients and delivering goods. As the number of businesses has risen, demand for fleet management services to help buyers manage their fleets in a cost-effective manner has increased.

Fleet Vehicle Leasing

Growth in total trade value indicates that more leased trucks have been required to transport goods. Investment by local and state governments, which are key buyers of fleet vehicle leasing services, has also contributed marginally to demand increases.

Hotel Rooms

Rising demand stemming from increases in domestic trips by US residents and inbound trips by non-US residents has driven price growth. Consumers taking trips often stay in hotel rooms while they are away. Therefore, more trips push up demand for hotel rooms.

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.

Falling Steel Prices: The Past, Present and Future?

In March 2016, when steel prices in the United States reached all-time lows of less than $400 per metric ton, most forecasters expected prices to soon rebound. The November presidential election results emboldened such lines of reasoning as calls for protectionism and infrastructure spending goaded the anticipation of steel price increases.

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. 

Webinar: Modernize and Centralize Your RFP Creation Process

Do you spend too much time writing (and re-writing) RFPs, feel unsure about what exactly to include in them, or wonder how to better collaborate with your team when writing RFPs?

5 Tips to Build Trust in Procurement

5 Tips: Say This, Not That to Build Trust in Procurement

Procurement must find a way to balance their objectives and goals against their end users’ needs, while maintaining trust and credibility in the eyes of the end user. Here are some examples of how you can rephrase common questions to elicit more meaningful stakeholder responses.

Recent Tariffs Highlight Need for Comprehensive Supply Chain Management

If there is one takeaway for the procurement world in the wake of the Trump Administration’s announcement of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, it’s that supply chain disruptions aren’t a question of if, but rather when?