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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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Sustainability Insights at the Product/Ingredient Level

Sustainability Insights at the Product/Ingredient Level

Last month, product sustainability database provider, HowGood, announced the expansion of a procurement model into their sustainability intelligence software offering, LatisNow. It is for global food brands and supports food…

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Moody’s Launches Supply Chain Catalyst and Other Supply Intelligence-Related Announcements To Note

Moody’s Launches Supply Chain Catalyst and Other Supply Intelligence-Related Announcements To Note

Moody’s Analytics Earlier this month, Moody’s Analytics announced the launch of Supply Chain Catalyst, a data and analytics platform for monitoring and managing supply chain risk. Basically, users can monitor…

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What’s New in the Beginning of 2022: Recently Announced Supply Chain Related Intelligence Offerings

What’s New in the Beginning of 2022: Recently Announced Supply Chain Related Intelligence Offerings

In less than four weeks into the new year there are already interesting supply chain related intelligence new launches and offering updates to note: Making a big splash and receiving…

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Commodities Market Intelligence Offerings Update

Commodities Market Intelligence Offerings Update

As we go into 2022 with inflation concerns, rise of a new COVID-19 variant, and continued supply disruptions and shortages, challenges will continue and most likely increase for buyers of…

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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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Xometry Acquires Thomas: These Two Companies, Originating from Different Beginnings, Face Fierce Competition

Xometry Acquires Thomas: These Two Companies, Originating from Different Beginnings, Face Fierce Competition

On December 8, Xometry announced it has acquired Thomas, a long time trusted resource for the manufacturing industry. The beginnings of these two companies could not be more different. According…

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Sustainability-Focused B2B Marketplaces: Young and Growing

Sustainability-Focused B2B Marketplaces: Young and Growing

The emergence of sustainability-focused B2B marketplaces should not come as a surprise. These marketplaces are forming at the same time we continue to see the rapid growth of B2B marketplaces…

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A Look at the Coupa App Marketplace with Focus on Intelligence Providers

A Look at the Coupa App Marketplace with Focus on Intelligence Providers

Last month, Coupa Software announced the launch of its Coupa App Marketplace, which according to Roger Goulart, executive vice president, Alliances and Business Development, is a “significant evolution of our…

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Newly Launched BBQ Index Highlights Supply Chain Disruptions and the Meat Industry

Newly Launched BBQ Index Highlights Supply Chain Disruptions and the Meat Industry

C2ER, the publisher of the Cost of Living Index (COLI), launched a BBQ index (US) to signify which metro areas and states have the most and least expensive prices of…

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