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Coronavirus Spotlight: The Technology Sector

Tech supply chains around the world show weakened immunity against factory closures in China, the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile phones, computers and televisions.

Coronavirus Spotlight: The Automotive Industry

The automotive industry is one of the first sectors of the global economy to show the symptoms of a serious infection in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) contagion, and the short-term prognosis does not look good.

New Year, New Challenges: Top 3 Supply Chain Disruptors of 2020

As the first month of 2020 closes, ProcurementIQ encourages businesses across all sectors of the economy to consider how the biggest challenges facing global supply chains may affect them in the months to come.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland: Combating Ground Ice and Snow

Ground ice and snow can freeze business operations in the winter. These insights will help your company brave the elements.

The Dirty Relationship Between Recycling & Procurement

A look at the state of the recycling industry in the United States through the lens of the procurement market.

Tariffs & International Trade Disruptions: How Did We Get Here?

Over the past 20 years, multilateral trade has hit a wall. The underlying issues that have caused a breakdown in multilateral agreements, other than trade deficits and agricultural disagreements, are actually problems that procurement professionals consider daily. Learn short- and long-term strategies to handle the tariff volatility.

5 Markets with Fast-Paced Consolidation

Consolidation has been impacting operators across many sectors of the economy during the past three years. Read on to find out how this wave of consolidation and mergers has impacted buyers in these 5 markets.

Helium Shortage Leads to Rising Procurement Anxiety

Amid the third major shortage of helium in the last 15 years, procurement professionals are facing ballooning demand, deflating supply and pressure-filled price volatility.

Construction Sector and Economic Decline

Construction Sector and Economic Decline

During a recession, when consumers stray from homebuying in favor of rentals, building activity slows and the construction sector eventually takes a hit. How can procurement in the construction sector prepare?

Trade disputes are here to stay

Trade disputes are here to stay

More than a year into Trump’s trade war, many businesses remain unprepared for the change in US policy. Procurement professionals need to start factoring in trade war headwinds to their operations. ProcurementIQ has identified several actionable takeaways that supply chain managers should consider.

Tariff Decision Tree - ProcurementIQ

Tariff Decision Tree - ProcurementIQ

With all of the tariffs being levied, it can be hard for purchasing professionals to be proactive and mitigate risk in a time of volatility. This decision tree from ProcurementIQ can help you know what questions to ask of your vendors.

Transportation Sector: Preparing for Economic Decline

Transportation Sector: Preparing for Economic Decline

Transportation is one sector of the economy that often relies on long-term contracts to control volatile input costs. Let's look at how recessions put pressure on operators within the transportation sector and shape their negotiation techniques.

IT Outsourcing in India

Should businesses still outsource IT to India?

As market demand shifted to emphasize quality over cost, the competitive advantages that made India the global leader in IT outsourcing have slowly faded. So, should businesses still outsource IT to India?

USMCA & Three Tough Markets for Procurement in Canada

For Canadian businesses in the construction, automotive and healthcare sectors, USMCA and trade barriers threaten to challenge procurement departments. In this report, we take a closer look at the dangers to businesses in these three sectors. 

Macroeconomic Update Jan-Mar 2019

Macroeconomic Update: January - March 2019

ProcurementIQ's quarterly updates are intended to help professionals better understand the broader purchasing environment and make strategic buying decisions. The January - March 2019 update focuses on commodity prices and trade.