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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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IDC’s New North America Distribution Tracker Provides View of Technology Distribution Data and Market Trends

IDC’s New North America Distribution Tracker Provides View of Technology Distribution Data and Market Trends

IDC has partnered with the Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) to launch the North America Distribution Tracker. The Tracker provides a comprehensive view of technology distribution data and market trends…

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A Look at the Coupa App Marketplace with Focus on Intelligence Providers

A Look at the Coupa App Marketplace with Focus on Intelligence Providers

Last month, Coupa Software announced the launch of its Coupa App Marketplace, which according to Roger Goulart, executive vice president, Alliances and Business Development, is a “significant evolution of our…

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Newly Launched BBQ Index Highlights Supply Chain Disruptions and the Meat Industry

Newly Launched BBQ Index Highlights Supply Chain Disruptions and the Meat Industry

C2ER, the publisher of the Cost of Living Index (COLI), launched a BBQ index (US) to signify which metro areas and states have the most and least expensive prices of…

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Announcing New Market Landscape Map Collection for Identifying Disruptors and Startups

Announcing New Market Landscape Map Collection for Identifying Disruptors and Startups

Landscape maps are helpful in identifying startups that are innovating and disrupting in tech-forward markets and for discovering potential suppliers, partners, and/or competitors. The maps included in the collection cover…

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Wells Fargo Introduces Tool to Measure Supply Chain Constraints

Wells Fargo Introduces Tool to Measure Supply Chain Constraints

Wells Fargo has announced that it has built its own tool, The Pressure Gauge, to answer the one question “that business owners, policymakers, consumers and financial markets” have all been…

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The Newly Launched International Market & Competitive Intelligence Magazine Is Valuable Reading

The Newly Launched International Market & Competitive Intelligence Magazine Is Valuable Reading

The International Market & Competitive Intelligence (IMCI) Magazine is a newly launched open source publication that focuses on competitive and market intelligence topics. The Editor in Chief is Rom Gayoso,…

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Indexes Added to the Supply Market Intelligence Virtual Library in the First Half of 2021

Indexes Added to the Supply Market Intelligence Virtual Library in the First Half of 2021

In simplest terms, an index directs you to relevant data. The concept of an index is not a modern one. The origins of the word, index, derive from in (Latin),…

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Mid-Year Update: Focus on Supply Market Research and Information Provider Partnerships

Mid-Year Update: Focus on Supply Market Research and Information Provider Partnerships

Partnerships that formed in the first half of 2021 reveal the strategic direction of various supply markets, in addition to the suppliers and companies that compete in those markets. Here…

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