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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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Updates to StartupBlink’s Coronavirus Resilience Innovation Map Include New Categories of Commerce & Supply Chains and Digital Economy

Updates to StartupBlink’s Coronavirus Resilience Innovation Map Include New Categories of Commerce & Supply Chains and Digital Economy

StartupBlink, in partnership with the HIEX platform by UNAIDS, has released updates to the Coronavirus Resilience Innovation Map rankings. The rankings analyze how the world’s startup ecosystems are adapting to…

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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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Digital Marketplaces in the News

Digital Marketplaces in the News

B2B marketplace launches and offering updates are not slowing down, demonstrating the importance of this supply related trend. Here are recent announcements organized by spend category. Contingent Workforce Fiverr Opens…

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Support for Resilience and Growth: SBA Launches 20 New Women’s Business Centers and a Free Interactive Learning Platform

Support for Resilience and Growth: SBA Launches 20 New Women’s Business Centers and a Free Interactive Learning Platform

Recently the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the launch of 20 new Women’s Business Centers (WBC) and a free digital e-learning platform geared to help women entrepreneurs grow and…

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Public Spend Forum Launches PPE and COVID-19 Products Marketplace

Public Spend Forum Launches PPE and COVID-19 Products Marketplace

Public Spend Forum has announced the launch of a new PPE and COVID-19 products marketplace. Fandes, an ecommerce marketplace, and GovShop, a global government supplier discovery platform, have collaborated to…

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ProduceIQ: A Fresh Approach to Produce Industry Supply Market Data

ProduceIQ: A Fresh Approach to Produce Industry Supply Market Data

ProduceIQ, a new fresh produce supply market data offering, had me intrigued with “Cherries: The Immortal One.” This is a title of one of the articles written by Flavia Garcia,…

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Check Here to See COVID-19 Supply-Related Market Intelligence Resources that are Launching Daily

Check Here to See COVID-19 Supply-Related Market Intelligence Resources that are Launching Daily

New COVID-19 supply-related market intelligence resources are launching daily. Many supply-related market intelligence providers are stepping up by providing free and specialized offerings in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Here…

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