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Flying Blind into the Next Recession? Consult a Business-Cycle Checklist (Part 2)

This article was originally published in the February 2018 issue of The RMA Journal.  Part 1 (December 2017 – January 2018 issue) presented the nine risk factors listed on the authors’…
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Flying Blind into the Next Recession? Consult a Business-Cycle Checklist (Part 1)

This article was originally published in the December 2017-January 2018 issue of The RMA Journal. No one knows when the next recession will start, so the key for banks is…
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Detecting Fake News and Baloney During Procurement Research

Detecting Fake News and Baloney During Procurement Research

It is unfortunate, but over the past year the term “fake news” has evolved into an overexposed, meaningless buzzword. Fake news is not new. What is new is the attention…
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Control & Process: The Keys to Driving Cost Out of Service Contracts

Control & Process: The Keys to Driving Cost Out of Service Contracts

By: John Strong, Principal, John Strong LLC Purchased services have become a key focus in most healthcare supply chain circles, and with good reason. Depending on how frequently a provider…
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What is the Digital Transformation of Procurement Really About?

What is the Digital Transformation of Procurement Really About?

By: Bertrand Maltaverne, Business Consultant at POOL4TOOL & Procurement Blogger Electronic tools have become stalwarts of modern society, to the point where many are even considered ubiquitous. As a result,…
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Consultative Procurement: Asking Questions & Influencing Outcomes

Consultative Procurement: Asking Questions & Influencing Outcomes

Owner and Editor of Buyers Meeting Point A more consultative approach to procurement can bring big benefits. Join Kelly Barner from Buyers Meeting Point as she highlights some key ways…
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Cognitive Procurement — What Are the Implications?

Cognitive Procurement — What Are the Implications?

By: Bertrand Maltaverne, Business Consultant at POOL4TOOL & Procurement Blogger After first proving its intelligence by beating humans at various games (Chess in 1996, Jeopardy in 2011, Go in 2016…
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Calming the Bubble in Deep-Sea Cargo Markets

Calming the Bubble in Deep-Sea Cargo Markets

As originally published in SupplyChainBrain Slow post recessionary recovery has fostered uncertainty in many markets, but few have felt the effects as strongly as deep sea cargo transportation. The market’s emblem—an…
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After Weak Demand, Global Airfreight Market to Take Off

After Weak Demand, Global Airfreight Market to Take Off

As originally published in SupplyChainBrain International and domestic air cargo transportation services have shown tepid signs of recovery in the years following the recession, with estimated average price growth of only…
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Growing Markets: A Look at Trends in the Landscaping Industry

Growing Markets: A Look at Trends in the Landscaping Industry

As originally published in Properties Magazine Landscape enhancement services are considered one of the most effective ways to boost a facility or structure’s value. Though the chief benefits of landscaping services…
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