Category: Procurement Insights

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Negotiation Brief: Procurement Software

Negotiation Brief: Procurement Software

The procurement software market has grown in recent years due to its popularity among procurement professionals. A large number of buying markets use the software – ranging from manufacturers to…
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Easier, Safer and More Expensive: ELD Mandate to Increase Costs

Easier, Safer and More Expensive: ELD Mandate to Increase Costs

In 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a mandate that all commercial interstate vehicles install an electronic logging device to ensure compliance with hours-of-service laws. These laws, and…
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Proposed Regulation Rollbacks Renew the Net Neutrality Debate

Proposed Regulation Rollbacks Renew the Net Neutrality Debate

Internet business is about to get another shakeup. On May 18, the Federal Communications Commission proposed rolling back net neutrality rules that regulate how internet service providers manage internet traffic….
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A Global Gas Market Is Only Natural

A Global Gas Market Is Only Natural

Never has natural gas been so widely accessible. No, it’s not because Amazon recently added it to its two-day shipping list. Rather, a natural gas excess has prompted more suppliers…
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Negotiation Brief: Contingent Workforce Management Services

Negotiation Brief: Contingent Workforce Management Services

In 2015, there were 44 million contingent workers in the United States, according to the most recent data by Staffing Industry Analysts. Growth in the number of contingent workers, which…
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Procured in the USA

Procured in the USA

“Locally Sourced” signs are plentiful in the aisles of farmers’ markets, grocery stores and retail businesses. These signs signify that goods have not traveled across oceans or through airports. The…
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Zooming in on the Body Camera Market

Zooming in on the Body Camera Market

In recent years, public protests have erupted over cell-phone video recordings that document law enforcement officers using lethal force in the field. Reacting to these protests, a growing number of…
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Inevitable Rate Hikes & their Impact on Business Budgeting

Inevitable Rate Hikes & their Impact on Business Budgeting

On March 15, the Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) raised the federal funds rate by 25 basis points – a decision that was primarily based on falling unemployment and strong…
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Climate Change, Policy Shifts and the Corporate World

Climate Change, Policy Shifts and the Corporate World

On March 28th, President Trump declared the war on coal over as he signed an executive order officially undoing the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP). The executive order aims to…
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Ready to Roll: The Knight-Swift Transportation Merger

Ready to Roll: The Knight-Swift Transportation Merger

Swift Transportation and Knight Transportation agreed on Monday to a merger deal that is set to become the biggest acquisition in US trucking history. The newly- formed Knight-Swift Transportation will…
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