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Procurement and Supply Chain Professional Associations for Research, Networking, Education, and Certification

Procurement and Supply Chain Professional Associations for Research, Networking, Education, and Certification

Associations are key providers of market and industry information. They provide opportunities to network with like-minded professionals and are the entities that develop and enforce industry standards, produce certification programs,…

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In 2021, Stay Informed and Entertained with These Procurement and Supply Chain Management Blogs and Podcasts

In 2021, Stay Informed and Entertained with These Procurement and Supply Chain Management Blogs and Podcasts

In the procurement and supply chain management space, there is no shortage of talented, well-informed, and passionate bloggers and podcasters who discuss and write about practically every topic imaginable. These…

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APICS Officially Becomes the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM)

Built on the foundation of APICS, it was announced on January 22 that the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) officially launched. ASCM’s mission is to be the global leader in supply…

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Market Intelligence for Procurement 2018: Three Trends

There are three important trends taking shape in market intelligence in the areas of procurement, sourcing, and supply chain that both research/data providers and procurement researchers should note.   The…

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For the New Year: A Selected List of Procurement-Focused Journals and Magazines, Including Supply Chain

Most of the magazines and journals listed below are offered in print and digital formats, and have accompanying websites that provide access to valuable information. Due to many of them…

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Announcing the Launch of ProcureSearch!

Announcing the Launch of ProcureSearch! ProcureSearch is an open access hub that lists and updates key supply market intelligence resources. In 2014, Kelly Barner and I published Supply Market Intelligence for…

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Public Spend Forum Launches World’s Largest Library of Public Procurement Best Practices

Public Spend Forum Launches World’s Largest Library of Public Procurement Best Practices

Public Spend Forum has recently launched the beta version of their Best Practices Library that is available free (registration is required). Resources are authored and published by highly respected organizations, associations, and thought…

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New Resources Added to Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals Third Update

A third Update to the resources section (Part II, Chapters 8-31) of Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals: Research, Process, and Resources has been written: WAV_Update_Comp_February_2016. It is comprehensive in…

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Haymarket and CIPS Relaunch Supply Management With Anti-Slavery Campaign

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) has relaunched its publication, Supply Management, with a campaign to help eliminate slavery in the supply chain. According to a CIPS news…

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