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Our complete collection of procurement resources

There you’ll find everything on the Procurement Insider in one place so you can browse through all our resources. If you’d rather focus on a specific Procurement Stage or Procurement Goal, please use the navigation above.

Current Articles

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How to Handle a Last-Minute Sourcing Meeting Like a Pro

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Global Sourcing with IBISWorld Procurement Research

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  • Tools and Worksheets

Video: Intro to IBISWorld Procurement Research

  • Tools and Worksheets , Assess Opportunity, Evaluate Supply Market, Save Time , Market Intelligence, Market Research, Category Research
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If You’re Still Using Google for Category Research, You’re Doing It Wrong

  • Assess Opportunity , Save Money, Reduce Risk, Set Strategy , Category Research, Market Intelligence, Market Research
  • White Papers

Improving Procurement's Internal Credibility: A Guide

  • White Papers , Improve Credibility, Set Strategy
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The Secret to Gaining Credibility in Procurement

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Procurement Glossary

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Contract Renewal: Is this Price Increase Justified?

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  • Tools and Worksheets

No Matter the Category, We've Got a Report For It

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Beyond Cost-Savings: Proving Procurement’s Worth

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6 Steps to Becoming a Strategic Procurement Department

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Make Data Manageable with the IBISWorld Data Wizard

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Using Market and Category Intelligence to Achieve Procurement Goals

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The Journey to Strategic Sourcing: A Roadmap

  • White Papers , Implement & Measure, Set Strategy , Strategic Sourcing
  • Market News

Panama Canal Expansion Spurs Growth in the Shipping Market and Beyond

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Deck the Halls: How to Budget Effectively for Q4 Spending

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Playing it Safe: Prioritizing Cybersecurity for Government

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A Leading Financial Services Company Scores a Trifecta of Success

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Why You Should Build Your Credibility (and How to Do It!)

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Will Seasonal Shipping Delays & Price Spikes Interrupt Your Supply Chain?

  • Reduce Risk , Evaluate Supply Market, Save Money, Set Strategy
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Negotiating a Win in Difficult Markets

  • Negotiate , Evaluate Supply Market, Conduct RFP Strategy, Set Strategy
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Is It Realistic for Every Department to Be Strategic?

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Weatherization: 4 Markets to Watch When Preparing for Winter

  • Set Strategy , Negotiate, Save Money
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Trends in Software: Automating Procurement and Business Operations

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  • Market News

Honeywell to Sell Off Two of its Lucrative Business Units

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy
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Negotiation Brief: HVAC System Construction & Maintenance

  • Negotiate , Develop Business Requirements, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy
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12 Practical Steps for Making the Best of Your Top-Tier Vendors

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Natural Disasters: Rebuilding From The Wreckage

  • Reduce Risk , Develop Business Requirements, Evaluate Supply Market, Set Strategy
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Uncovering Savings Through Sustainable Strategies

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Gas and Globalization: How Rising Production Affects Buyers

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Drones Set to Help Businesses Take Off

  • Develop Business Requirements , Implement & Measure, Save Time, Save Money
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OPEC Cuts While U.S. Shale Booms: The Effects on Oil’s Supply Chain

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Save Money, Set Strategy
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Procurement Insider’s Macroeconomic Update: Q2 2017

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Evaluate Supply Market, Reduce Risk
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Get Your Purchasing in Order: 5 Common Procurement Problems

  • Reduce Risk , Set Strategy
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Strategic Procurement: A CFO's Guide to Getting There

  • Set Strategy , Improve Credibility
  • Market News

DowDuPont Merger Creates Single Chemical Giant

  • Identify Suppliers , Evaluate Supply Market, Negotiate, Reduce Risk
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Hurricane Irma: Storm Supply Chains

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Hurricane Harvey’s Impact on Houston’s Economy and Beyond

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Procurement Transformation: 3 Technologies to Watch

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#Learning: Understanding a new Category

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Procurement’s Make-over

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  • Market News

Deal Alert: United Technologies’ $22 billion takeover of Rockwell Collins

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Beyond Factory Robots: The Impact of Automation on Price Growth

  • Set Strategy , Evaluate Supply Market, Save Time, Save Money
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Falling Steel Prices: The Past, Present and Future?

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Evaluate Supply Market, Save Money
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P-Cards: Managing Purchasing with Each Swipe

  • Save Time , Save Money, Set Strategy
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Process Water: Building A Better System

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Invest in Wildfire Protection Techniques to Reduce Insurance Costs

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Public vs. Private: Is Procurement Any Different?

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  • Procurement Q&A

Client Q&A with Jessica Leitgeb, Procurement Specialist at Solenis

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Strategic Sourcing: How Government Agencies Can Maximize Their ROI

  • Negotiate , Evaluate Supply Market, Save Money, Set Strategy
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Insider Tips: 5 Ways to Make Life Easier for Public Procurement Officials

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IBISWorld Launches the Procurement Insider

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Public Procurement & Negotiating in Difficult Markets

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Client Case Study: RPI

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Client Case Study: The County of Santa Clara

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How Renewed Protectionism Is Reshaping Supply Chains

  • Reduce Risk , Evaluate Supply Market, Set Strategy
  • Procurement Data

Buying Guide : Outsourced Sales Services

  • Buying Guides , Negotiate , Price of Outsourced Sales Services, Outsourced Sales Services Vendors, Negotiating to Buy Outsourced Sales Services, How to Buy Outsourced Sales Services
  • Procurement Data

Buying Guide : Fleet Cards

  • Buying Guides , Negotiate , Price of Fleet Cards, Fleet Cards Vendors, Negotiating to Buy Fleet Cards, How to Buy Fleet Cards
  • Procurement Data

Buying Guide : Body Cameras

  • Buying Guides , Negotiate , Price of Body Cameras, Body Cameras Vendors, Negotiating to Buy Body Cameras, How to Buy Body Cameras
  • Procurement Data

Buying Guide : Corporate Wellness Services

  • Buying Guides , Negotiate , Price of Corporate Wellness Services, Corporate Wellness Services Vendors, Negotiating to Buy Corporate Wellness Services, How to Buy Corporate Wellness Services
  • Procurement Data

Buying Guide : Travel Management Software

  • Buying Guides , Negotiate , Price of Travel Management Software, Travel Management Software Vendors, Negotiating to Buy Travel Management Software, How to Buy Travel Management Software
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Cooperative Purchasing Best Practices From a Seasoned Procurement Officer

  • Assess Opportunity , Identify Suppliers, Negotiate, Set Strategy
  • Market News

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

  • Reduce Risk , Assess Opportunity, Save Money, Set Strategy
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Procurement Insider’s Macroeconomic Update: Q1 2017

  • Assess Opportunity , Evaluate Supply Market, Set Strategy
  • Articles & Insights

Negotiation Brief: Procurement Software

  • Negotiate , Develop Business Requirements, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy
  • Procurement Data

Price of corn

  • Commodity Trends , Price of corn Chart, Price of corn Analysis, Price of corn Forecast
  • Procurement Data

Price of computers and peripheral equipment

  • Commodity Trends , Price of computers and peripheral equipment Chart, Price of computers and peripheral equipment Analysis, Price of computers and peripheral equipment Forecast
  • Procurement Data

Price of coarse grains

  • Commodity Trends , Price of coarse grains Chart, Price of coarse grains Analysis, Price of coarse grains Forecast
  • Procurement Data

Oil and natural gas price index

  • Commodity Trends , Oil and natural gas price index Chart, Oil and natural gas price index Analysis, Oil and natural gas price index Forecast
  • Procurement Data

Agricultural price index

  • Commodity Trends , Agricultural price index Chart, Agricultural price index Analysis, Agricultural price index Forecast
  • Procurement Data

Existing home sales

  • Economic Indicators , Existing home sales Chart, Existing home sales Analysis, Existing home sales Forecast
  • Procurement Data

Consumer spending

  • Economic Indicators , Consumer spending Chart, Consumer spending Analysis, Consumer spending Forecast
  • Procurement Data

Consumer price index

  • Economic Indicators , Consumer price index Chart, Consumer price index Analysis, Consumer price index Forecast
  • Procurement Data

Consumer Confidence Index

  • Economic Indicators , Consumer Confidence Index Chart, Consumer Confidence Index Analysis, Consumer Confidence Index Forecast
  • Procurement Data

Business sentiment index

  • Economic Indicators , Business sentiment index Chart, Business sentiment index Analysis, Business sentiment index Forecast
  • Procurement Data

Business bankruptcies

  • Economic Indicators , Business bankruptcies Chart, Business bankruptcies Analysis, Business bankruptcies Forecast
  • Procurement Data

Aggregate private investment

  • Economic Indicators , Aggregate private investment Chart, Aggregate private investment Analysis, Aggregate private investment Forecast
  • Procurement Data

Aggregate household debt

  • Economic Indicators , Aggregate household debt Chart, Aggregate household debt Analysis, Aggregate household debt Forecast
  • Procurement Data

Access to credit

  • Economic Indicators , Access to credit Chart, Access to credit Analysis, Access to credit Forecast
  • Procurement Data

30-year conventional mortgage rate

  • Economic Indicators , 30-year conventional mortgage rate Chart, 30-year conventional mortgage rate Analysis, 30-year conventional mortgage rate Forecast
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Detecting Fake News and Baloney During Procurement Research

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  • Procurement Data

Buying Guide : IT Consulting Services

  • Buying Guides , Negotiate , Price of IT Consulting Services, IT Consulting Services Vendors, Negotiating to Buy IT Consulting Services, How to Buy IT Consulting Services
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Government Procurement's Focus on Rules Compliance

  • Assess Opportunity , Set Strategy
  • Market News

Firms Rally Against the FCC on Net Neutrality Day of Action

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  • Best Practices & Case Studies

7 Common Mistakes During the RFP Process

  • Conduct RFP Strategy , Negotiate, Set Strategy
  • Market News

Gas Giants Praxair and Linde Group Complete Deal to Merge

  • Identify Suppliers , Set Strategy
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

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

  • Set Strategy , Negotiate
  • Market News

Proposed Regulation Rollbacks Renew the Net Neutrality Debate

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  • Best Practices & Case Studies

4 Tips for Creating a Thorough RFP Process

  • Conduct RFP Strategy , Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy
  • Market News

A Global Gas Market Is Only Natural

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Assess Opportunity, Identify Suppliers, Reduce Risk
  • Procurement Q&A

Client Q&A with Suzanne Aquino, Global Category Manager at Chain IQ

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Negotiation Brief: Contingent Workforce Management Services

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What is the Digital Transformation of Procurement Really About?

  • Implement & Measure , Set Strategy
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Procured in the USA

  • Identify Suppliers , Evaluate Supply Market, Set Strategy
  • Market News

Zooming in on the Body Camera Market

  • Develop Business Requirements , Save Time, Save Money
  • Procurement Q&A

Client Q&A with Jennifer Obergfell, Assistant Manager-Global Procurement

  • Identify Suppliers , Assess Opportunity, Conduct RFP Strategy, Negotiate, Set Strategy
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Trump’s Budget Blueprint & Government Procurement

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  • Market News

Inevitable Rate Hikes & Their Impact on Business Budgeting

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Consultative Procurement: Asking Questions & Influencing Outcomes

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  • Market News

Climate Change, Policy Shifts and the Corporate World

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The New Interactive: Teaching & Technology in the 21st Century

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  • Procurement Q&A

Client Q&A with Peter Z. McKay, Business Librarian at the University of

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  • Market News

Ready to Roll: The Knight-Swift Transportation Merger

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Price & Profit: Effects of the 2017 Oil & Gas Recovery

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Procurement, the Trump Administration & the Road Ahead

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Cognitive Procurement — What Are the Implications?

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  • Market News

After Weak Demand, Global Airfreight Market to Take Off

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Reduce Risk
  • Market News

Calming the Bubble in Deep-Sea Cargo Markets

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Reduce Risk
  • Market News

Growing Markets: A Look at Trends in the Landscaping Industry

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Assess Opportunity, Set Strategy
  • Procurement Q&A

Client Q&A with Mike Maguire, VP of Strategic Sourcing at Premier, Inc.

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  • Market News

Panama Canal Catalyst for U.S. Transportation Sector

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  • Articles & Insights

Find Your Focus: Factors To Consider When Calculating Risk

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  • Market News

Reclaiming Water: The Rise Of Wastewater Recycling To Meet Potable Water

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Evaluate Supply Market
  • Market News

States Continue to Raise the Bar for Minimum Wages Across the US

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  • Procurement Q&A

Client Q&A with Paula Petersen, Procurement Director at PRIDE Industries

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  • Articles & Insights

IBISWorld Launches Fast Tracks

  • Set Strategy
  • Articles & Insights

Is Your Network Protected? Cyber Crime in the Age of Information

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  • Articles & Insights

Why the RFP Is the Enemy of Innovation

  • Conduct RFP Strategy
  • Articles & Insights

Negotiation Brief: Security Guard Services

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  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Procurement, Are You Driving Your Organization Forward?

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  • Procurement Q&A

Client Q&A with Rob Handfield, Executive Director of NC State University

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  • Best Practices & Case Studies

The American Red Cross’s Journey to Better Practice Supply Management

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  • Market News

OPEC Cuts & Climbing Oil Prices

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The Massive Problem at the Heart of SRM

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  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Indirect Influence: Drive your Marketing Spend with Procurement

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Spend Smarter This Holiday Season

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Steel Costs Predicted to Rise After Hitting Record Low

  • Set Strategy , Evaluate Supply Market, Negotiate, Save Money
  • Articles & Insights

Negotiation Brief: Management Consulting Services

  • Negotiate , Develop Business Requirements, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy
  • Market News

The FOMC Continues its Hold on Rates

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  • Articles & Insights

Negotiation Brief: Facilities Management Services

  • Negotiate , Develop Business Requirements, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy
  • Market News

Budgeting for Brexit: The Impact of the UK’s Referendum on US Buyers

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  • Market News

New FAA Guidelines Pave Way for Expanding Commercial Drone Sales

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