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The Circular Economy: Growth and Innovation

The Circular Economy: Growth and Innovation

You probably have started seeing more coverage these days about the circular economy. According to the EPA, a circular economy “reduces material use, redesigns materials to be less resource intensive,…

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Check Out the Newly Organized Location Risk Section of the Supply Market Indexes Collection for Easier Access!

Check Out the Newly Organized Location Risk Section of the Supply Market Indexes Collection for Easier Access!

To make the measurement tools and indices in the Country (Global), National (US), and Regional (i.e. Europe) Risk section of the Supply Market Intelligence Index Collection easier to identify and…

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Short List of Information Resources for Understanding the Metaverse and Staying Current for Supply Professionals

Short List of Information Resources for Understanding the Metaverse and Staying Current for Supply Professionals

In Procurement Magazine’s “Top 10 Procurement Predictions and Trends in 2022” January article, one of the trends identified is Don’t Doubt the Metaverse. Factor’s Coque K. Dion predicts that procurement…

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Researching Supply Markets and the Metaverse: Is It Time to Dip a Toe or Dive Right In?

Researching Supply Markets and the Metaverse: Is It Time to Dip a Toe or Dive Right In?

On the recent DisrupTV podcast hosted by R “Ray” Wang (Constellation Research) and Vala Afshar (Salesforce), guest Robin Murdoch (Accenture) described where the metaverse stands in terms of future adoption…

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Supply Market Research Trends for Procurement and Supply Chain: 2021 Update

Supply Market Research Trends for Procurement and Supply Chain: 2021 Update

Our book, Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals: Research, Process, and Resources, was published in 2015. To keep up with the continuously evolving and changing nature of supply market intelligence,…

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Newly Launched: The Frontier Hub, An Industrial Innovation News Sharing Platform

Newly Launched: The Frontier Hub, An Industrial Innovation News Sharing Platform

TMC and The Frontier have partnered to create The Frontier Hub, “the first global digital media platform focused on sharing news about industrial innovation across all industry sectors. The new…

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Announcing New Market Landscape Map Collection for Identifying Disruptors and Startups

Announcing New Market Landscape Map Collection for Identifying Disruptors and Startups

Landscape maps are helpful in identifying startups that are innovating and disrupting in tech-forward markets and for discovering potential suppliers, partners, and/or competitors. The maps included in the collection cover…

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Mid-Year Update: Focus on Supply Market Research and Information Provider Partnerships

Mid-Year Update: Focus on Supply Market Research and Information Provider Partnerships

Partnerships that formed in the first half of 2021 reveal the strategic direction of various supply markets, in addition to the suppliers and companies that compete in those markets. Here…

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Trust Your Supplier (TYS) Data Partners and Marketplace

Trust Your Supplier (TYS) Data Partners and Marketplace

Furthering the collaboration that began in 2019, RapidRatings (RR) and Trust Your Supplier (TYS) announced an integration that provides a seamless port into RR’s FHR Network. This allows buyers to…

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Procurement and Supply Chain Professional Associations for Research, Networking, Education, and Certification

Procurement and Supply Chain Professional Associations for Research, Networking, Education, and Certification

Associations are key providers of market and industry information. They provide opportunities to network with like-minded professionals and are the entities that develop and enforce industry standards, produce certification programs,…

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