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2014-02-16 23:03:04

The large number of suppliers will help buyers’ ability to negotiate with suppliers of packing tools, but prices have still been rising during the past three years. To help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has added a report on the procurement of packing tools to its growing collection of procurement category market research reports. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) February 16, 2014 Packing tools have a buyer power score...

2014-02-13 23:24:34

The average price of digital printing services has been rising slightly due to an increase in the number of businesses nationwide, which boosted demand for services, and growth in the prices of key inputs; in the coming years, these factors will lead to continued, albeit marginal, price growth. To help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has added a report on the procurement of Digital Printing Services to its growing...

2014-02-12 16:23:58

Authors Show Why Procurement Is Uniquely Positioned To Help Lead During The Next Decade NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Across industries, leaders and managers may be missing a critical piece of the big picture: the increasing importance of procurement to the bottom line success or failure of their companies. In fact, 80% of a typical company's expenditures go toward procured goods and services, and procurement is often the single function that makes decisions around all...

2014-02-12 12:21:36

TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Institute for Supply Management(®) (ISM) will begin offering unlimited 12-month access to its ISM Manufacturing Report On Business(®), and ISM Non-Manufacturing Report On Business(®) historical data for a fee on March 1, 2014. The ISM Report On Business(®) is considered by many economists to be the most reliable near-term economic barometer available. It is reviewed regularly by top government agencies and economic and business leaders for its...

2014-02-09 23:01:28

Most input prices for the production of lubricating oils are volatile and priced in the global marketplace, and thus limit buyer negotiating power; however, certain costs, such as wages, are within the supplier's control and can aid in the buyer negotiation process. To help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has added a report on the procurement of Lubricating Oils to its growing collection of procurement category market...

2014-02-07 23:24:23

eBid Systems has launched a new pay-per-use bidding portal, eBid eXchange Marketplace, bringing e-procurement to even more buyers. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 eBid Systems, a leading provider of e-procurement software, today announced the launch of their new pay-per-use bidding portal, eBid eXchange Marketplace. The cloud-based service provides users, from architects and engineers to managers and purchasing agents, a wide range of tools to easily create and manage bid events and...

2014-02-06 23:23:42

HfS and SIG partner to provide a semi-annual procurement benchmarking study, with first results to be revealed at the upcoming SIG Global Sourcing Summit in April. Boston, Ma and London, UK (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 HfS Research and the Sourcing Interests Group (SIG) today launched the Procurement Value IndexTM, a semi-annual research-based benchmarking study designed to gauge the ongoing performance and capabilities of procurement functions worldwide to meet their desired business...

2014-02-06 08:33:38

LONDON, February 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Announcement marks the tenth major customer win for Xchanging Procurement Services in the last year Xchanging plc [http://www.xchanging.com ], the business process, procurement and technology services provider, has announced that Xchanging Procurement Services, the third largest procurement services provider globally, has signed two new contracts with Godiva Chocolatier, the global leader in premium chocolates. The new...

2014-02-04 23:29:45

Amerinet Inc., a leading national healthcare solutions organization today announced the Amerinet Strategic Savings Program, which offers members interested in standardization the option to participate in a portfolio of sole source committed contracts. In return for a high level of commitment, participants can possibly see savings of up to 25 percent for products that compose a significant portion of their supply spend. St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 Amerinet Inc., a leading...

2014-02-04 23:25:59

Though the global recession applied downward pressure to software prices overall, demand for OCR software was strong due to the growing trend toward document digitization and the reduction of paper-based information storage. For these reasons and to help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has added a report on the procurement of Optical Character Recognition Systems to its growing collection of procurement category market...