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Ransomware Attacks on the Rise

Ransomware attackers are upping their game; it’s about time we start playing.

Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Aims to Transform Procurement

Biden’s proposed American Jobs Plan will utilize federal spending and procurement to reimagine infrastructure and rebuild a new economy, fundamentally transforming procurement standards and the way that corporations make purchases.

To Build or Not to Build: Steel and Lumber Prices Soar in the Rebounding Economy

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, skyrocketing steel and lumber prices are setting off alarms.

Philosophies of Supplier Partnerships: What to do with rising supplier costs?

If inflation continues to place upward pressure on wages, how does our organization strategically navigate this environment of increasing costs? ProcurementIQ does a deep dive into what organizations should be thinking about when navigating potential wage increases and rising supplier costs.

Suez Canal Crash Further Destabilizes Global Supply Chains

While it’s unlikely to disturb this year’s projected economic growth, the Suez Canal blockage is yet another wake-up call to prioritize supply chain resilience.

Procurement and the Labor Market in 2021

Procurement professionals and hiring managers who closely follow trends in the labor market will be better equipped to contend with the growing deployment of a temporary workforce, increasing costs of attrition, mounting shortages of skilled labor and worsening labor market inequality.

When the Chips are Down: A Shortage of Semiconductors in the Auto Industry

A worldwide semiconductor shortage is plaguing the automotive industry.

Strategies for Strengthening COVID-19-Era Supply Chains

Problems continue piling up at ports, signaling that businesses should expect supply chain disruptions for many months to come.

Surging Shipping: Transportation Market Instability Spurs Rate Increases

Carriers have excelled in keeping pace with ever-changing realities during the pandemic, but not without costs to shippers and consumers.

MRO Markets are Looking Past the Pandemic

Heading into 2021, a number of trends are poised to disrupt business as usual in MRO markets, making it all the more pertinent to consider how MRO procurement strategies can adapt to shifting market norms.

Biden Is Proposing a Revolution in Procurement

President-elect Biden has proposed a cascade of changes to procurement practices in the United States, which would be the greatest mobilization of investments in procurement, infrastructure and research and development since World War II.

Solving the Warehouse Staffing Crisis

Surging e-commerce sales are driving record gains in warehouse employment, a trend that will only intensify heading into the holiday season. ProcurementIQ outlines strategies to mitigate the labor shortage risks that are poised to emerge.

Coming up Short? Managing Skilled Labor Shortages

ProcurementIQ breaks down the key factors exacerbating the skilled labor shortage and highlights strategies firms can employ to bolster their labor force and get affected supply chains back on track.

Merge Ahead: Three Markets to Watch for Consolidation

Years of economic prosperity ended with the COVID-19 pandemic. Read up on how M&A has shifted during this unique recession.

AI Brings Remote Learning Close to Home

Five EdTech platforms meeting education’s challenges face-to-face.