REDUCE RISK

You can’t eliminate risk, but you can mitigate and prepare for it

Identifying areas to reduce risk in procurement requires innovative thinking. Go beyond the basics with these resources that can show you how to evaluate, control and prepare for dealing with risk in the purchasing process.

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  • Tools and Worksheets

Action Plan for Internet Research

  • Tools and Worksheets , Assess Opportunity, Reduce Risk, Set Strategy , Procurement Best Practices, Procurement Research
  • White Papers

Why Procurement Needs a Digital Strategy

  • White Papers , Reduce Risk, Set Strategy , Digital Procurement, Procurement Technology, Digital Strategy
  • 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

Suppliers Need Water and Care

  • Identify Suppliers , Negotiate, Reduce Risk , Vendor Relationship Management, Supplier Relationship Management, Vendor Consolidation
  • Market News

A Shift In Strategy: Improving Global Water Management

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Save Money, Reduce Risk , Water Infrastructure, Water Quality, Water Treatment
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Procurement, Do You Know Your Rights?

  • Reduce Risk , Conduct RFP Strategy , RFP, Supplier Relationship Management, Stakeholder Management
  • Market News

Supply Chains Enter the Blockchain Era

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Implement & Measure, Reduce Risk , Blockchain, Smart Contracts, Contract Management
  • Articles & Insights

Don’t Dismiss Blockchain, It’s So Much More Than Bitcoin

  • Set Strategy , Implement & Measure, Reduce Risk , Blockchain, Procurement Technology, Smart Contracts
  • 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
  • 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
  • Articles & Insights

Risk in Procurement: A Negative or Positive?

  • Reduce Risk , Set Strategy , Business Risk, Supply Chain Risk, Procurement Strategy
  • Articles & Insights

How Public Procurement Can Benefit from Blockchain

  • Implement & Measure , Reduce Risk , Blockchain, Technology, Government Procurement
  • Articles & Insights

How are You Managing Supply Chain Risk?

  • Reduce Risk , Supply Chain Risk, Supply Chain Disruption, Supplier Relationship 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

The Future is Here: Blockchain, Smart Contracts & Procurement

  • Set Strategy , Implement & Measure, Reduce Risk , Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Smart Contracts
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

How Well Do You Know Your Suppliers?

  • Identify Suppliers , Reduce Risk , Vendor Consolidation, Vendor Relationship Management, Supplier Optimization, Supplier Management
  • Articles & Insights

Top 5 Procurement Trends in 2018

  • Reduce Risk , Set Strategy , Market Trends, Procurement Strategy, Procurement Trends
  • Articles & Insights

How to Consolidate Suppliers and Reduce Costs

  • Identify Suppliers , Negotiate, Reduce Risk , Vendor Relationship Management, Supplier Relationship Management, Supplier Optimization, Vendor Consolidation
  • Articles & Insights

Blockchain: The 2018 Disruptor of the Year

  • Set Strategy , Evaluate Supply Market, Implement & Measure, Reduce Risk , Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Smart Contracts, Contract Management
  • Articles & Insights

Honey, I Shrunk My Supplier Base - Using Vendor Consolidation to Cut Costs

  • Identify Suppliers , Negotiate, Reduce Risk , Supplier Relationship Management, Supplier Optimization, Vendor Consolidation
  • Market News

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

  • Reduce Risk , Set Strategy , Water Infrastructure, Water Treatment
  • Articles & Insights

If You’re Still Using Google for Category Research, You’re Doing It Wrong

  • Assess Opportunity , Save Money, Reduce Risk, Set Strategy , Category Research, Market Intelligence, Market Research
  • Articles & Insights

Using Market and Category Intelligence to Achieve Procurement Goals

  • Set Strategy , Save Time, Save Money, Reduce Risk , Market Intelligence
  • Articles & Insights

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
  • Articles & Insights

Will Seasonal Shipping Delays & Price Spikes Interrupt Your Supply Chain?

  • Reduce Risk , Evaluate Supply Market, Save Money, Set Strategy , Supply Chain Risk
  • Articles & Insights

Natural Disasters: Rebuilding From The Wreckage

  • Reduce Risk , Develop Business Requirements, Evaluate Supply Market, Set Strategy , Water Infrastructure, Energy Infastructure
  • 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
  • Market News

DowDuPont Merger Creates Single Chemical Giant

  • Identify Suppliers , Evaluate Supply Market, Negotiate, Reduce Risk , A&M
  • Articles & Insights

Hurricane Irma: Storm Supply Chains

  • , Reduce Risk , Supply Chain Risk
  • Articles & Insights

Hurricane Harvey’s Impact on Houston’s Economy and Beyond

  • Reduce Risk , Save Money, Set Strategy , Hurricane Harvey, Market Research
  • Market News

Deal Alert: United Technologies’ $22 billion takeover of Rockwell Collins

  • Identify Suppliers , Evaluate Supply Market, Save Money, Reduce Risk , A&M
  • Articles & Insights

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
  • Articles & Insights

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
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Detecting Fake News and Baloney During Procurement Research

  • Assess Opportunity , Identify Suppliers, Save Time, Reduce Risk , Procurement research
  • Procurement Q&A

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

  • Reduce Risk , Negotiate , Market Research
  • Market News

A Global Gas Market Is Only Natural

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Assess Opportunity, Identify Suppliers, Reduce Risk , Natural Gas, Oil & Gas
  • Market News

Inevitable Rate Hikes & Their Impact on Business Budgeting

  • Set Strategy , Evaluate Supply Market, Reduce Risk , Interest Rates
  • 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
  • Market News

After Weak Demand, Global Airfreight Market to Take Off

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Reduce Risk , Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain Risk
  • Market News

Calming the Bubble in Deep-Sea Cargo Markets

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Reduce Risk , Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain Risk
  • Articles & Insights

Find Your Focus: Factors To Consider When Calculating Risk

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

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

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

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

  • Reduce Risk , Implement & Measure, Save Money , Cybersecurity
  • Market News

The OFSE Market & GE-Baker Hughes Partnership

  • Identify Suppliers , Evaluate Supply Market, Reduce Risk , Oil & Gas, M&A
  • Market News

Bankruptcy Woes: Hanjin Makes Waves Across the World

  • Identify Suppliers , Reduce Risk, Set Strategy , Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain Risk
  • Articles & Insights

The Highs & Lows of Extreme Price Volatility

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Save Money, Reduce Risk, Set Strategy , Price Volatility
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

10 Markets with Rapid Price Growth in 2016

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

The Fed Finally Raises Rates

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