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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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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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Supply Market Research and Information Trends 2020

Supply Market Research and Information Trends 2020

Scanning new resource launches and updates to include in ProcureSearch gives us a unique view into the supply market intelligence space. Every year end we write about the trends we…

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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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S&P Global and IHS Markit Merger: Initial Thoughts

S&P Global and IHS Markit Merger: Initial Thoughts

On Nov. 30, 2020, S&P Global and IHS Markit announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement to combine in an all-stock transaction which values IHS Markit at an…

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Slack’s Future Forum Launches Remote Employee Experience Index

Slack’s Future Forum Launches Remote Employee Experience Index

Slack is launching the Future Forum consortium, which will help companies make the transformations necessary to thrive in the new economy. “The Future Forum is dedicated to the concept that…

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Index That Quantifies Economic Value of Under-Utilized LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurs is Launched

Index That Quantifies Economic Value of Under-Utilized LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurs is Launched

The StartOut Pride Economic Impact Index (SPEII) has recently been launched by StartOut and Socos Labs. The Index, which quantifies the economic value of under-utilized LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs, is funded by…

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Institute for Supply Management Launches Hospital PMI, Renames Non-Manufacturing Index to Services PMI, and Redesigns Website

Institute for Supply Management Launches Hospital PMI, Renames Non-Manufacturing Index to Services PMI, and Redesigns Website

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) launched its first Hospital PMI, which assesses domestic hospital supply chains, and is the first vertical ISM Report On Business. ISM collaborated with the Association…

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New Brookings Metro Recovery Index Tracks Impact and Change Trajectory of COVID-19 Crisis for Various Metropolitan Areas

New Brookings Metro Recovery Index Tracks Impact and Change Trajectory of COVID-19 Crisis for Various Metropolitan Areas

Brookings has launched the new Metro Recovery Index to show how “the impacts of the COVID-19 recession and the road to recovery differ widely across local economies.” According to the…

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Results from Coupa’s Q2 2020 Business Spend Index Reveal Drop in Spend Sentiment in All Sectors Except Health & Life Sciences

Results from Coupa’s Q2 2020 Business Spend Index Reveal Drop in Spend Sentiment in All Sectors Except Health & Life Sciences

Concerning spending and the economic outlook for businesses, cautious is the clear sentiment.  The Q2 2020 Coupa Business Spend Index shows that, except for Health & Sciences, business spend sentiment…

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