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Current Articles

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Reverse Auction: What It Is and Why Consider It

  • Save Money , Identify Suppliers, Conduct RFP Strategy , Reverse Auctions, RFP, RFP Strategy
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

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

  • Improve Credibility , Assess Opportunity , Stakeholder Management, Stakeholder Relationships, Credibility, Trust
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Outsourcing Tasks Could Benefit Procurement

  • Set Strategy , Save Money, Improve Credibility , Staff Management, Outsourcing, Recruiting, Professional Development
  • Market News

All Roads Lead to Price Growth: Navigating Rising Trucking Costs

  • Set Strategy , Save Money, Reduce Risk , Trucking, Transportation, Logistics, ELD Mandate
  • Articles & Insights

Skills to Hone in On as Procurement Goes Digital

  • Improve Credibility , Digital Transformation, Big Data, Analytics, Technology
  • Articles & Insights

Avoid This Common RFP Mistake to Enjoy Better Supplier Engagement

  • Save Time , Set Strategy , RFP, Request for Proposal, Supplier Engagement
  • Market News

Procurement Insider’s Macroeconomic Update: Q4 2018

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Evaluate Supply Market , Tariffs, Steel, Oil, Net Neutrality
  • Articles & Insights

The Problem with RFPs

  • Save Time , Save Money, Set Strategy , RFP, Request for Proposal
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Fact or Fiction: Procurement Myths & Truths You Should Know

  • Set Strategy , Procurement Trends, AI, Cost Savings
  • Market News

Demand is Heating Up for HVAC Systems

  • Save Money , Set Strategy , HVAC, Construction, Climate Change, Tax Incentives
  • Market News

A Shift In Strategy: Improving Global Water Management

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Save Money, Reduce Risk , Water Infrastructure, Water Quality, Water Treatment
  • Market News

Sourcing Strategies to Pump New Life into Healthcare Purchasing

  • Save Money , Negotiate, Set Strategy , Healthcare Purchasing, Healthcare Procurement
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Procurement, Do You Know Your Rights?

  • Reduce Risk , Conduct RFP Strategy , RFP, Supplier Relationship Management, Stakeholder Management
  • Articles & Insights

Stakeholder Engagement: How to Measure & Improve

  • Improve Credibility , Implement & Measure , Stakeholder Management, Stakeholder Engagement
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Who Are Your Stakeholders?

  • Improve Credibility , Assess Opportunity, Set Strategy , Stakeholder Management, Stakeholder Engagement
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We are now ProcurementIQ!

  • Save Time , Save Money , Market Intelligence, Category Intelligence, Procurement
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Don’t Dismiss Blockchain, It’s So Much More Than Bitcoin

  • Set Strategy , Implement & Measure, Reduce Risk , Blockchain, Procurement Technology, Smart Contracts
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Proving Procurement’s Value: What? How?

  • Improve Credibility , Set Strategy , Internal Credibility, Stakeholder Management, Relationship Management
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

5 Must-Have Factors to Find and Keep Procurement Talent

  • Set Strategy , Recruiting, Staff Management, Talent Acquisition
  • Market News

Rent or Lease: Climbing Interest Rates to Impact Financing Markets

  • Set Strategy , Save Money, Reduce Risk , Fed Rate, Federal Funds Rate, FOMC, Interest Rates
  • Articles & Insights

Total Cost of Ownership: Time to Analyze

  • Set Strategy , Save Money , Best Practices, Category Intelligence, Market Intelligence
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Selling: The Many Roles of Procurement

  • Improve Credibility , Internal Credibility, Stakeholder Management, Procurement Strategy
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Total Cost of Ownership: How Do You Figure It Out?

  • Set Strategy , Save Money , Best Practices, Category Intelligence, Total Cost of Ownership
  • Market News

Nerves of Steel: New Tariffs Could Raise Costs & Upset Trade Agreements

  • Set Strategy , Develop Business Requirements, Evaluate Supply Market, Reduce Risk , Trade Policy, NAFTA, Imports, Manufacturing
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

How to Solve the Big Data Challenge in Procurement?

  • Set Strategy , Technology, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things
  • Articles & Insights

Total Cost of Ownership: Why Does It Matter?

  • Save Money , Set Strategy , Best Practices, Category Intelligence, Total Cost of Ownership
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

How to Train Your CEO to Get What Procurement Needs

  • Improve Credibility , Set Strategy , Relationship Management, Stakeholder Management
  • Market News

Like & Subscribe: Procuring Advertising Services in the New Digital Era

  • Set Strategy , Develop Business Requirements , Advertising, Digital Advertising, Social Media Advertising
  • Market News

Darker Skies Ahead? How Procurement Can Navigate New Solar Panel Tariffs

  • Set Strategy , Evaluate Supply Market, Save Money , Solar Power, Renewable Energy, Tariffs, Imports
  • Articles & Insights

The Next Generation of Procurement: Building Your Team with Millennials

  • Set Strategy , Recruiting, Staff Management, Professional Development
  • Articles & Insights

Risk in Procurement: A Negative or Positive?

  • Reduce Risk , Set Strategy , Business Risk, Supply Chain Risk, Procurement Strategy
  • White Papers

Make Smarter Purchasing Decisions with Market Intelligence

  • White Papers , Save Money, Set Strategy , Category Research, Strategic Sourcing, Market Intelligence
  • Articles & Insights

How are You Managing Supply Chain Risk?

  • Reduce Risk , Supply Chain Risk, Supply Chain Disruption, Supplier Relationship Management
  • Articles & Insights

Building Long-Lasting Relationships in Procurement

  • Improve Credibility , Relationship Management, Supplier Relationship Management, Stakeholder Management
  • Market News

The Next Cyber Crisis: 3 Steps to Prepare Your Business

  • Reduce Risk , Set Strategy , Cybersecurity, Cyber Threats
  • Market News

Procurement Insider’s Macroeconomic Update: Q3 2018

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Evaluate Supply Market, Reduce Risk , Commodity Trends, Tax Reform, Interest Rates
  • Articles & Insights

Amazon Business: A New Way to Procure

  • Set Strategy , Save Money , Procurement Software, Procurement Strategy
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Grow Your Network with Our Top Procurement Influencers

  • Improve Credibility , Set Strategy , Procurement Leaders, Professional Development
  • Articles & Insights

The Future is Here: Blockchain, Smart Contracts & Procurement

  • Set Strategy , Implement & Measure, Reduce Risk , Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Smart Contracts
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Tactical Gains or Strategic Victory?

  • Set Strategy , Implement & Measure, Improve Credibility , Strategic Purchasing
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3 Tips to Increase Speed to Market

  • Save Time , Assess Opportunity, Save Money , Market Research, Market Intelligence, Category Research, Speed to Market
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Time to Face the Changes: The Top 5 Markets to Watch in 2018

  • Set Strategy , Evaluate Supply Market, Negotiate, Save Money , Procurement Trends, Regulation
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Characteristics of a Successful Procurement Professional

  • Set Strategy , Improve Credibility , Professional Development, Staff Management
  • Market News

New Year, New Bill: How Tax Reform Will Affect You in 2018 & Beyond

  • Set Strategy , Develop Business Requirements, Evaluate Supply Market, Save Money , Tax Reform, Legislation, Tax Bill
  • Articles & Insights

Five New Year’s Resolutions for Procurement in 2018

  • Set Strategy , Procurement Trends, Procurement Strategy, Procurement Goals
  • Tools and Worksheets

ProcurementIQ: More Than Just Research Reports

  • Save Time , Save Money , Market Research, Market Intelligence, Category Research, Indirect Procurement
  • Articles & Insights

Top Ten Priorities for State Procurement in 2018

  • Set Strategy , State Procurement, Public Procurement, Government Procurement
  • Articles & Insights

Top 5 Procurement Trends in 2018

  • Reduce Risk , Set Strategy , Market Trends, Procurement Strategy, Procurement Trends
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New Year, New Savings: Purchases Procurement Can Help Plan for in 2018

  • Set Strategy , Evaluate Supply Market, Negotiate, Save Money , Budgeting, Procurement Strategy, Procurement Goals
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Blockchain: The 2018 Disruptor of the Year

  • Set Strategy , Evaluate Supply Market, Implement & Measure, Reduce Risk , Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Smart Contracts, Contract Management
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Finding the Hidden Talent on Your Procurement Team

  • Set Strategy , Improve Credibility , Professional Development, Recruiting, Staff Management
  • Market News

On The Brink: Dealing With America's Aging Water Infrastructure

  • Reduce Risk , Set Strategy , Water Infrastructure, Water Treatment
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Why You Should Build Your Credibility (and How to Do It!)

  • Improve Credibility , Implement & Measure, Set Strategy
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Contract Renewal: Is this Price Increase Justified?

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Negotiate, Set Strategy , Contract Renewal, Market Research, Market Intelligence
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

How to Handle a Last-Minute Sourcing Meeting Like a Pro

  • Improve Credibility , Save Time, Set Strategy , Market Intelligence
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

The Secret to Gaining Credibility in Procurement

  • Improve Credibility , Implement & Measure, Set Strategy , Best Practices, Professional Development
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Beyond Cost-Savings: Proving Procurement’s Worth

  • Improve Credibility , Stakeholder Management, Relationship Management
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

6 Steps to Becoming a Strategic Procurement Department

  • Set Strategy , Implement & Measure , Strategic Sourcing, Transformation, Tactical
  • Articles & Insights

Using Market and Category Intelligence to Achieve Procurement Goals

  • Set Strategy , Save Time, Save Money, Reduce Risk , Market Intelligence
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Deck the Halls: How to Budget Effectively for Q4 Spending

  • Set Strategy , Evaluate Supply Market, Save Money , Holiday Spending
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Playing it Safe: Prioritizing Cybersecurity for Government

  • Set Strategy , Save Money, Reduce Risk , Cybersecurity
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

A Leading Financial Services Company Scores a Trifecta of Success

  • Save Money , Reduce Risk, Set Strategy , Best Practices
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Will Seasonal Shipping Delays & Price Spikes Interrupt Your Supply Chain?

  • Reduce Risk , Evaluate Supply Market, Save Money, Set Strategy , Supply Chain Risk
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Is It Realistic for Every Department to Be Strategic?

  • Set Strategy , Implement & Measure, Improve Credibility , Strategic Sourcing, Strategic Purchasing
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Weatherization: 4 Markets to Watch When Preparing for Winter

  • Set Strategy , Negotiate, Save Money , Strategic Purchasing
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

12 Practical Steps for Making the Best of Your Top-Tier Vendors

  • Set Strategy , Identify Suppliers, Improve Credibility , Vendor Relationship Management
  • Articles & Insights

Natural Disasters: Rebuilding From The Wreckage

  • Reduce Risk , Develop Business Requirements, Evaluate Supply Market, Set Strategy , Water Infrastructure, Energy Infastructure
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Uncovering Savings Through Sustainable Strategies

  • Save Money , Assess Opportunity, Develop Business Requirements, Conduct RFP Strategy , Sustainability, Energy Management
  • Articles & Insights

Procurement Insider’s Macroeconomic Update: Q2 2017

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Evaluate Supply Market, Reduce Risk , Macroeconomic Update
  • Articles & Insights

Get Your Purchasing in Order: 5 Common Procurement Problems

  • Reduce Risk , Set Strategy , Strategic Purchasing
  • Articles & Insights

Strategic Procurement: A CFO's Guide to Getting There

  • Set Strategy , Improve Credibility , Strategic Sourcing
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Client Case Study: RPI

  • Save Money , Save Time, Improve Credibility , Case Study, Sourcing, Market Intelligence
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Hurricane Irma: Storm Supply Chains

  • , Reduce Risk , Supply Chain Risk
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Hurricane Harvey’s Impact on Houston’s Economy and Beyond

  • Reduce Risk , Save Money, Set Strategy , Hurricane Harvey, Market Research
  • Articles & Insights

Procurement Transformation: 3 Technologies to Watch

  • Save Time , Save Money, Improve Credibility, Set Strategy , Technology
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Procurement’s Make-over

  • Set Strategy , Implement & Measure, Save Money, Improve Credibility , Best Practices
  • Articles & Insights

Beyond Factory Robots: The Impact of Automation on Price Growth

  • Set Strategy , Evaluate Supply Market, Save Time, Save Money , Automation
  • Articles & Insights

Falling Steel Prices: The Past, Present and Future?

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Evaluate Supply Market, Save Money , Steel Prices
  • Articles & Insights

P-Cards: Managing Purchasing with Each Swipe

  • Save Time , Save Money, Set Strategy , P-Cards, Technology
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Process Water: Building A Better System

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Save Money, Reduce Risk , Water Infrastructure, Water Treatment
  • Articles & Insights

Invest in Wildfire Protection Techniques to Reduce Insurance Costs

  • Reduce Risk , Assess Opportunity, Save Money, Set Strategy , Fire Protection, Property Insurance, Strategic Sourcing
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Public vs. Private: Is Procurement Any Different?

  • Set Strategy , Implement & Measure , Procurement research
  • Procurement Q&A

Client Q&A with Jessica Leitgeb, Procurement Specialist at Solenis

  • Save Time , Identify Suppliers, Conduct RFP Strategy, Set Strategy , Market Research
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Insider Tips: 5 Ways to Make Life Easier for Public Procurement Officials

  • Save Time , Implement & Measure, Set Strategy , Best Practices
  • Articles & Insights

ProcurementIQ Launches the Procurement Insider

  • Save Time , Negotiate, Save Money, Improve Credibility , Market Intelligence, Category Research
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Client Case Study: The County of Santa Clara

  • Save Time , Conduct RFP Strategy, Negotiate, Save Money , Public Procurement, Market Intelligence
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How Renewed Protectionism Is Reshaping Supply Chains

  • Reduce Risk , Evaluate Supply Market, Set Strategy , Procurement research, Supply Chain Risk
  • Market News

Easier, Safer and More Expensive: ELD Mandate to Increase Costs

  • Reduce Risk , Assess Opportunity, Save Money, Set Strategy , Transportation, Regulation
  • Procurement Q&A

Client Q&A with Rick Sylvia, Strategic Sourcing at Newport News Shipbuil

  • Reduce Risk , Negotiate , Market Research
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Control & Process: The Keys to Driving Cost Out of Service Contracts

  • Set Strategy , Negotiate , Supply Chain Management
  • Procurement Q&A

Client Q&A with Suzanne Aquino, Global Category Manager at Chain IQ

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Develop Business Requirements, Evaluate Supply Market , Market Research
  • Market News

Inevitable Rate Hikes & Their Impact on Business Budgeting

  • Set Strategy , Evaluate Supply Market, Reduce Risk , Interest Rates
  • Articles & Insights

Consultative Procurement: Asking Questions & Influencing Outcomes

  • Improve Credibility , Set Strategy , Procurement research
  • Articles & Insights

Procurement, the Trump Administration & the Road Ahead

  • Set Strategy , Reduce Risk , Policy, Infastructure
  • Articles & Insights

Cognitive Procurement — What Are the Implications?

  • Save Time , Reduce Risk, Set Strategy , Procurement Technology
  • Procurement Q&A

Client Q&A with Mike Maguire, VP of Strategic Sourcing at Premier, Inc.

  • Save Money , Assess Opportunity, Evaluate Supply Market, Identify Suppliers , Market Research
  • Articles & Insights

Find Your Focus: Factors To Consider When Calculating Risk

  • Reduce Risk , Evaluate Supply Market, Negotiate, Set Strategy , Supply Chain Risk
  • Market News

Reclaiming Water: The Rise Of Wastewater Recycling To Meet Potable Water

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Evaluate Supply Market , Water Treatment, Water Quality
  • Market News

States Continue to Raise the Bar for Minimum Wages Across the US

  • Save Money , Reduce Risk, Set Strategy , Minimum Wage
  • Articles & Insights

ProcurementIQ Launches Fast Tracks

  • Set Strategy , Market Intelligence, Category Research
  • Articles & Insights

Is Your Network Protected? Cyber Crime in the Age of Information

  • Reduce Risk , Implement & Measure, Save Money , Cybersecurity
  • Articles & Insights

Investing in Infrastructure: Building the Economy Under Trump

  • Set Strategy , Federal Spending, Construction Industry
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Procurement, Are You Driving Your Organization Forward?

  • Save Time , Evaluate Supply Market, Negotiate, Improve Credibility , Best Practices, Market Intelligence
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

The American Red Cross’s Journey to Better Practice Supply Management

  • Improve Credibility , Implement & Measure, Set Strategy , Supply Chain Management
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

The Massive Problem at the Heart of SRM

  • Improve Credibility , Set Strategy , Procurement research, Supplier Relationship Management
  • Market News

Are Wastewater Treatment Prices On The Rise Following The Election?

  • Set Strategy , Save Money, Set Strategy , Water Treatment, Water Infrastructure
  • Market News

Here Comes the Sun: The Falling Price of Solar Power

  • Save Money , Evaluate Supply Market, Negotiate, Implement & Measure , Climate Change, Solar Power, Renewable Energy
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Indirect Influence: Drive your Marketing Spend with Procurement

  • Improve Credibility , Develop Business Requirements, Conduct RFP Strategy, Set Strategy , Market Intelligence, Procurement research
  • Articles & Insights

Steel Costs Predicted to Rise After Hitting Record Low

  • Set Strategy , Evaluate Supply Market, Negotiate, Save Money , Steel, Imports
  • Market News

The FOMC Continues its Hold on Rates

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity , Interest Rates
  • Market News

The Tightening Labor Market

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Save Money , Labor Market
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Highlighting the Value of the Procurement Department

  • Improve Credibility , Set Strategy , Internal Credibility, Stakeholder Management
  • Articles & Insights

Procurement and Intelligence

  • Set Strategy , Market Intelligence, Business Intelligence, Competitive Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence
  • Articles & Insights

Cybersecurity: Shielding Company Data from Attacks

  • Set Strategy , Develop Business Requirements, Evaluate Supply Market , Ransomware, Cyber Threats, Cyber Security
  • Articles & Insights

Pokémon Go Lures Prices Upward in Tech Markets

  • Set Strategy , Evaluate Supply Market , Mobile App Development, Software Development
  • Market News

After Hours: How Businesses Can Navigate New Labor Laws

  • Set Strategy , Save Money, Reduce Risk , Labor Laws, Minimum Wage, Regulation
  • Market News

Budgeting for Brexit: The Impact of the UK’s Referendum on US Buyers

  • Reduce Risk , Evaluate Supply Market, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , Brexit
  • Market News

The Methane Rule and the Cost of Continued Environmental Regulation

  • Set Strategy , Save Money , Regulation, Emissions, Oil and Gas
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

On the Watch for Rising Warehousing Costs

  • Set Strategy , Evaluate Supply Market, Negotiate, Save Money , Warehouse Activity, Staffing, Equipment Costs
  • Articles & Insights

Getting The Lead Out

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Develop Business Requirements , Water Treatment, Water Infrastructure, Water Quality
  • Articles & Insights

Scholarly Savings: Strategic Purchasing for Universities

  • Set Strategy , Evaluate Supply Market, Negotiate, Save Money , Budget Cuts, Strategic Purchasing
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Managing Supply Chain Risk in a Globalized Economy

  • Reduce Risk , Save Time, Save Money, Set Strategy , Supply Chain Risk, Supply Chain Disruption, Globalization, Supplier Diversity
  • Articles & Insights

Flyers Beware: Pricing Changes Could Hurt Your Bottom Line

  • Set Strategy , Save Money, Reduce Risk , Corporate Travel
  • Articles & Insights

Avoiding the Red when Going Green

  • Set Strategy , Evaluate Supply Market, Save Money , Sustainability, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Recycling Services
  • Articles & Insights

Getting the Most Out of Your Utilities

  • Save Money , Develop Business Requirements, Set Strategy , Energy Management, Utility Costs
  • Market News

On the Campaign Trail to Higher Advertising Rates

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Save Money , Advertising, Political Campaigns
  • Market News

Slam Dunk Purchases: 4 Technologies to Implement While Prices Are in Dec

  • Save Money , Evaluate Supply Market, Implement & Measure , Technology
  • Market News

Growth Postponed: The Fed Rate and Its Impact on the Construction Sector

  • Set Strategy , Evaluate Supply Market, Reduce Risk , Fed Rate, Federal Funds Rate, Interest Rates, Financing Services
  • Market News

Sky-High Prices: Budgeting for Corporate Travel in 2016

  • Set Strategy , Evaluate Supply Market, Save Money , Corporate Travel, Travel Budget
  • Market News

Is a Crackdown on Chinese Imports Looming Ahead?

  • Set Strategy , Evaluate Supply Market, Identify Suppliers , Trade Policy, Chinese Imports, Imports, Manufacturing
  • Market News

10 Markets with Rapid Price Growth in 2016

  • Save Money , Reduce Risk, Set Strategy , Legal Services, Construction Services, Healthcare Services
  • Market News

Guarding Employees and Budgets Against Cold-Weather Conditions

  • Set Strategy , Evaluate Supply Market, Implement & Measure, Save Money , Safety Equipment, Construction Industry, El Nino
  • Market News

The Fed Finally Raises Rates

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Reduce Risk , FOMC, Federal Funds Rate, Interest Rates, Financing Services
  • Market News

Retail Strategies to Boost Holiday Revenue

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Develop Business Requirements , Retail Industry, Consumer Spending, E-Commerce, Warehousing