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Revised: Facing the Reality About Supply Market Intelligence

In 2014, I addressed the issue of how to tackle a supply market intelligence (SMI) initiative when you (and other procurement professionals) are stressed for time and dealing with a…

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Supply Market Intelligence Index Collection Mid-Year 2017 Update

Supply Market Intelligence Index Collection Mid-Year 2017 Update

In the past six months new indices have been added to the Supply Market Intelligence collection and others have been weeded out. Here are indices, mostly open access, new to…

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The Connection Between Decision Making, Critical Thinking, and Quality Data

Procurement and business professionals are continuously making critical decisions that effect their stakeholders and the organization as a whole. These decisions can be major and directly impact strategy, operations, and…

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Beroe LiVE Is a Wealth of Riches

Beroe LiVE Is a Wealth of Riches

In February 2017 Beroe launched its free on-demand procurement/market intelligence platform. It is self-described as offering “no-frills access” to procurement category intelligence and it certainly delivers. Beroe was founded in…

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Cottrill Research Partners With The Newly Launched Palambridge Platform

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2017 SciQuest Global Survey Reveals How Procurement’s Role is Evolving

In a recent press release, SciQuest announced survey results “that reveal procurement is evolving into a true profit center, as spend data and analytics are increasingly driving business decisions.” Over 1000…

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The Procurement Revolution: On the Road to Strategic Relevance

Here you can listen to my audio presentation on supply market intelligence and strategic relevance that was available on day four, September 29, of the week long Procurement Revolution (September…

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Join the Procurement Revolution!

Join the Procurement Revolution!

Stand up. Speak Out. Drive Change. The Procurement Revolution allows procurement professionals to join ranks and collectively shape the future of procurement. The event, co-presented by BuyersMeetingPoint and Art of…

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IBISWorld Guest Post: Procurement and Intelligence

Cottrill Research’s guest post,”Procurement and Intelligence,” for IBISWorld’s Procurement Insights Newsletter was just published. The article defines four classifications of intelligence that help in understanding how intelligence, both internally and externally…

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Don’t Know Much About Cybersecurity? Try These Resources

Don’t Know Much About Cybersecurity? Try These Resources

Recent statistics focusing on supply chains illustrate the growing importance of cybersecurity risk management. For example: In a presentation given by Jon Boyens, from the National Institute for Standards and…

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