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Sourcemap’s Forced Labor Due Diligence Solution Addresses Standards Mandated by the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

Sourcemap’s Forced Labor Due Diligence Solution Addresses Standards Mandated by the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

Last month, supply chain transparency software provider, Sourcemap, launched its Forced Labor Due Diligence Solution (FLDD) to help U.S. businesses meet standards mandated by the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act…

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Latest Container Port Performance Index Assesses Gaps and Opportunities

Latest Container Port Performance Index Assesses Gaps and Opportunities

The Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) 2021 is produced by World Bank and S&P Global Market Intelligence. The purpose of the Index is to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement…

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DPW DEMO 2022 Semi-Finalists Are Utilizing Exciting Ways of Integrating Supplier and Market Data Into Procurement Process Workflows

DPW DEMO 2022 Semi-Finalists Are Utilizing Exciting Ways of Integrating Supplier and Market Data Into Procurement Process Workflows

DPW hosted their semi-finalist demo competition for Growth stage track ($1 – $10M in ARR) companies on June 23. There were ten terrific companies presenting for the opportunity to pitch…

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OSINT for Procurement and Supply Chain: No Hype, Just Promise

OSINT for Procurement and Supply Chain: No Hype, Just Promise

OSINT (open source intelligence) is the practice of legally collecting and combining information from publicly available sources (open source meaning the public nature of the data being collected). OSINT has…

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Here’s a Handy Tool for Ensuring Accurate and Trustworthy Information When Performing Business Research

Here’s a Handy Tool for Ensuring Accurate and Trustworthy Information When Performing Business Research

A few years ago, with wonderful input from various industry thought leaders, Kelly Barner (procurement and supply chain writer and expert) and I created a set of succinct guidelines to…

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Sourcing/Supplier Intelligence Providers in Recent News

Sourcing/Supplier Intelligence Providers in Recent News

Beroe – In May, procurement intelligence and analytics provider Beroe announced a partnership with Makersite, a Stuttgart-based software and data technology company to integrate Makersite’s data with its Beroe LiVE.Ai…

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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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A New State By State Index of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the US is Launched

A New State By State Index of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the US is Launched

Social Innovation market intelligence platform provider, X4Impact, has collaborated with Concordia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering cross-sector partnerships for social impact, to launch the State-by-State Index of the UN…

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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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