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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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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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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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Newly Developed Ukraine Corporate Index Tracks How Companies are Positioning Themselves in Response to Russian Invasion

Newly Developed Ukraine Corporate Index Tracks How Companies are Positioning Themselves in Response to Russian Invasion

The Good Lobby and Progressive Shopper have recently developed the Ukraine Corporate Index, which “regularly tracks corporations’ stance vis-à-vis Russia in the aftermath of its invasion of Ukraine.” Its purpose is “to…

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Moody’s Launches Supply Chain Catalyst and Other Supply Intelligence-Related Announcements To Note

Moody’s Launches Supply Chain Catalyst and Other Supply Intelligence-Related Announcements To Note

Moody’s Analytics Earlier this month, Moody’s Analytics announced the launch of Supply Chain Catalyst, a data and analytics platform for monitoring and managing supply chain risk. Basically, users can monitor…

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New Patent Public Search Tool for Innovation Discovery and Competitive Intelligence

New Patent Public Search Tool for Innovation Discovery and Competitive Intelligence

For competitive intelligence, you can gather incredible amounts of information from patents that provide insights into what is happening within a particular industry, with your competitors’ innovation efforts, and with…

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What’s New in the Beginning of 2022: Recently Announced Supply Chain Related Intelligence Offerings

What’s New in the Beginning of 2022: Recently Announced Supply Chain Related Intelligence Offerings

In less than four weeks into the new year there are already interesting supply chain related intelligence new launches and offering updates to note: Making a big splash and receiving…

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Researching Supply Markets and the Metaverse: Is It Time to Dip a Toe or Dive Right In?

Researching Supply Markets and the Metaverse: Is It Time to Dip a Toe or Dive Right In?

On the recent DisrupTV podcast hosted by R “Ray” Wang (Constellation Research) and Vala Afshar (Salesforce), guest Robin Murdoch (Accenture) described where the metaverse stands in terms of future adoption…

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Researching Startups or Market Tech Ecosystems? Check Out These Landscape Maps Recently Added to Collection

Researching Startups or Market Tech Ecosystems? Check Out These Landscape Maps Recently Added to Collection

Cottrill Research started curating a collection of Market Landscape Maps in mid 2021. You can use these to identify startups (and at times, established companies) that are innovating in various…

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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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