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    Investing in Infrastructure: Building the Economy Under Trump

    Investing in Infrastructure: Building the Economy Under Trump

    Since the beginning of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has promised that infrastructure spending would be a top priority of his administration. Given the Republican-majorities in Congress and Democrats’ penchant for stimulus spending, the newly sworn-in President Trump should have no problem making good on this campaign promise. While his first 100 days are likely […]

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    Procurement, Are You Driving Your Organization Forward?

    Procurement, Are You Driving Your Organization Forward?

    As indirect procurement continues climbing — growing $4.9 trillion per year as of 2017 — and roughly $649 billion of all indirect spend gets wasted, the need for market intelligence is obvious. Making informed decisions is a crucial aspect of the procurement role, as is minimizing time spent researching, becoming a market expert and go-to […]

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    Client Q&A with Rob Handfield, Executive Director of NC State University’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative

    Client Q&A with Rob Handfield, Executive Director of NC State University’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative

    This month, we caught up with Rob Handfield, Executive Director of NC State University’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, to find out what’s going on in the supply chain management world. IBISWorld: What challenge(s) do you and your company or department face right now? Rob Handfield: Our students work with our partner companies on a variety of […]

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    Technology Takeover: Auto Manufacturing

    Technology Takeover: Auto Manufacturing

    A period of rapid technological change in the automotive sector is anticipated to facilitate changes in the make-up of its constituent industries.  In particular, the US Automobile Electronics Manufacturing industry  has performed strongly in recent years, but is set to experience pressure from encroaching technology companies.  Samsung Group’s acquisition of Harman International Industries Inc. in […]

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

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

    Head of Procurement and Supply Management at American Red Cross The American Red Cross is on a journey to better practice Supply Management, and it is measuring its progress by comparing itself against the top 10% of all Supply Management organizations across all industries. With this in mind, Supply Management has focused its efforts on […]

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    Four New Years Resolutions for Businesses in 2017

    Four New Years Resolutions for Businesses in 2017

    A New Year brings a fresh start, and with it the chance to improve efficiency and productivity in 2017. But making New Year’s resolutions is not something limited solely to individuals; businesses can stand to benefit from making smart goals too. While about 36.0% of New Year’s resolutions are kept for less than a month, […]