ARTICLES & INSIGHTS

A wide variety of topical features and stories

There’s always something new and interesting going on in the world of procurement. Get expert opinions and analysts’ takes on current events, policy shifts, new technology and more with our collection of procurement articles and blog posts.

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Global Sourcing with IBISWorld Procurement Research

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If You’re Still Using Google for Category Research, You’re Doing It Wrong

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

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Negotiating a Win in Difficult Markets

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Weatherization: 4 Markets to Watch When Preparing for Winter

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Trends in Software: Automating Procurement and Business Operations

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Negotiation Brief: HVAC System Construction & Maintenance

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Natural Disasters: Rebuilding From The Wreckage

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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

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OPEC Cuts While U.S. Shale Booms: The Effects on Oil’s Supply Chain

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Procurement Insider’s Macroeconomic Update: Q2 2017

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Get Your Purchasing in Order: 5 Common Procurement Problems

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Strategic Procurement: A CFO's Guide to Getting There

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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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Beyond Factory Robots: The Impact of Automation on Price Growth

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Falling Steel Prices: The Past, Present and Future?

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P-Cards: Managing Purchasing with Each Swipe

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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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Strategic Sourcing: How Government Agencies Can Maximize Their ROI

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IBISWorld Launches the Procurement Insider

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How Renewed Protectionism Is Reshaping Supply Chains

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Procurement Insider’s Macroeconomic Update: Q1 2017

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Negotiation Brief: Procurement Software

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Government Procurement's Focus on Rules Compliance

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Negotiation Brief: Contingent Workforce Management Services

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What is the Digital Transformation of Procurement Really About?

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Procured in the USA

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Trump’s Budget Blueprint & Government Procurement

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Consultative Procurement: Asking Questions & Influencing Outcomes

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

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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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Find Your Focus: Factors To Consider When Calculating Risk

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IBISWorld Launches Fast Tracks

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

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Why the RFP Is the Enemy of Innovation

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Negotiation Brief: Security Guard Services

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Spend Smarter This Holiday Season

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Steel Costs Predicted to Rise After Hitting Record Low

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Negotiation Brief: Management Consulting Services

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Negotiation Brief: Facilities Management Services

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