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Market Intelligence That Focuses on Decarbonization: What’s New with Providers and Offerings

Market Intelligence That Focuses on Decarbonization: What’s New with Providers and Offerings

Never has there been a greater need for decarbonization-focused market intelligence. In this area in the near future, one can expect to see new provider growth and a surge in…

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Shipping and Logistics Intelligence Offerings in the News

Shipping and Logistics Intelligence Offerings in the News

StormGeo – StormGeo, a weather intelligence and decision-support solutions provider for the shipping industry, launched its new Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) Simulator. According to the press release, the new tool…

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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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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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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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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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This is Worthy to Note: Google Cloud Announces Launch of Supply Chain Twin

This is Worthy to Note: Google Cloud Announces Launch of Supply Chain Twin

Last week, Google Cloud announced the launch of Supply Chain Twin, a solution that lets companies build a virtual representation, a digital twin, of their physical supply chain. Data from…

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