ASSESS OPPORTUNITY

Reinvigorate this early stage of your purchasing projects

Don’t overlook this important first step. This is the ideal stage to gain an understanding of your organization’s needs, recognize where procurement fits in and discover how you can add value to the process. Plan for a successful project with articles, best practices, checklists and more.

Current Articles

  • Articles & Insights

Uncovering Savings Through Sustainable Strategies

  • Save Money , Assess Opportunity, Develop Business Requirements, Conduct RFP Strategy
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Gas and Globalization: How Rising Production Affects Buyers

  • Assess Opportunity , Evaluate Supply Market, Identify Suppliers, 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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#Learning: Understanding a new Category

  • Assess Opportunity , Develop Business Requirements, Evaluate Supply Market
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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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Process Water: Building A Better System

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Save Money, Reduce Risk
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Invest in Wildfire Protection Techniques to Reduce Insurance Costs

  • Reduce Risk , Assess Opportunity, Save Money, Set Strategy
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Public Procurement & Negotiating in Difficult Markets

  • Negotiate , Assess Opportunity, Evaluate Supply Market, Conduct RFP Strategy, Save Money
  • 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
  • Articles & Insights

Procurement Insider’s Macroeconomic Update: Q1 2017

  • Assess Opportunity , Evaluate Supply Market, Set Strategy
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Detecting Fake News and Baloney During Procurement Research

  • Assess Opportunity , Identify Suppliers, Save Time, Reduce Risk
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Government Procurement's Focus on Rules Compliance

  • Assess Opportunity , 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

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Develop Business Requirements, Evaluate Supply Market
  • 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

  • Assess Opportunity , Evaluate Supply Market, Set Strategy
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The New Interactive: Teaching & Technology in the 21st Century

  • Assess Opportunity , Develop Business Requirements, Set Strategy
  • Procurement Q&A

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

  • Assess Opportunity , Negotiate
  • Articles & Insights

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

  • Assess Opportunity , Evaluate Supply Market, Negotiate, Set Strategy
  • 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.

  • Save Money , Assess Opportunity, Evaluate Supply Market, Identify Suppliers
  • Market News

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

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

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

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Assess Opportunity, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy
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Spend Smarter This Holiday Season

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Assess Opportunity, Save Money
  • Market News

The FOMC Continues its Hold on Rates

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity
  • Market News

New FAA Guidelines Pave Way for Expanding Commercial Drone Sales

  • Assess Opportunity , Set Strategy