IDENTIFY SUPPLIERS

How can you be sure which vendors will best meet your needs?

Choosing the right supplier often depends on more than simply selecting the one with the lowest price. You’ll need a blueprint to weigh the various factors like quality, reliability, service and value for the price. Explore articles and strategies so you can map out which vendors can meet your organization’s unique needs for each project.

Current Articles

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Procurement Insider's Macroeconomic Update: Q1 2019

  • Set Strategy , Evaluate Supply Market, Identify Suppliers, Negotiate, Reduce Risk , Tariffs, Commodity Trends
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Reverse Auction: What It Is and Why Consider It

  • Save Money , Identify Suppliers, Conduct RFP Strategy , Reverse Auctions, RFP, RFP Strategy
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Negotiation Brief: Human Resources Software

  • Negotiate , Develop Business Requirements, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , HR, Human Resources, Software, Negotiation
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Suppliers Need Water and Care

  • Identify Suppliers , Negotiate, Reduce Risk , Vendor Relationship Management, Supplier Relationship Management, Vendor Consolidation
  • Market News

Negotiation Brief: IT Consulting Services

  • Negotiate , Develop Business Requirements, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , Technology, Consulting
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Time to Implement a Supplier Diversity Program

  • Identify Suppliers , Implement & Measure, Set Strategy , Supplier Relationship Management, Supplier Diversity, Supplier Optimization
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Has Your Organization Set Up a Supplier Development Program?

  • Identify Suppliers , Supplier Relationship Management, Supplier Optimization, Vendor Consolidation
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

4 Best Practices for Using Market Intelligence in the Sourcing Process

  • Identify Suppliers , Conduct RFP Strategy, Negotiate , Market Intelligence, Market Research, Category Management
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

How Well Do You Know Your Suppliers?

  • Identify Suppliers , Reduce Risk , Vendor Consolidation, Vendor Relationship Management, Supplier Optimization, Supplier Management
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How to Consolidate Suppliers and Reduce Costs

  • Identify Suppliers , Negotiate, Reduce Risk , Vendor Relationship Management, Supplier Relationship Management, Supplier Optimization, Vendor Consolidation
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Honey, I Shrunk My Supplier Base - Using Vendor Consolidation to Cut Costs

  • Identify Suppliers , Negotiate, Reduce Risk , Supplier Relationship Management, Supplier Optimization, Vendor Consolidation
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Negotiation Brief: Contract Management Software

  • Negotiate , Develop Business Requirements, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , Contract Management, Software
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Supplier Diversity: What’s In It For You?

  • Identify Suppliers , Supplier Relationship Management, Supplier Diversity, Supplier Optimization
  • Tools and Worksheets

The Information You Need, No Matter the Project

  • Identify Suppliers , Conduct RFP Strategy , Market Intelligence, Market Research, Category Research
  • Market News

Honeywell to Sell Off Two of its Lucrative Business Units

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , A&M
  • Articles & Insights

Negotiation Brief: HVAC System Construction & Maintenance

  • Negotiate , Develop Business Requirements, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , Negotiation Strategy
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

12 Practical Steps for Making the Best of Your Top-Tier Vendors

  • Set Strategy , Identify Suppliers, Improve Credibility , Vendor Relationship Management
  • Articles & Insights

Gas and Globalization: How Rising Production Affects Buyers

  • Assess Opportunity , Evaluate Supply Market, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , Oil & Gas, Globalization
  • Market News

DowDuPont Merger Creates Single Chemical Giant

  • Identify Suppliers , Evaluate Supply Market, Negotiate, Reduce Risk , A&M
  • Market News

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

  • Identify Suppliers , Evaluate Supply Market, Save Money, Reduce Risk , A&M
  • Procurement Q&A

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

  • Save Time , Identify Suppliers, Conduct RFP Strategy, Set Strategy , Market Research
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Cooperative Purchasing Best Practices From a Seasoned Procurement Officer

  • Assess Opportunity , Identify Suppliers, Negotiate, Set Strategy , Best Practices, Procurement Strategy
  • Articles & Insights

Negotiation Brief: Procurement Software

  • Negotiate , Develop Business Requirements, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , Negotiation Strategy
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Detecting Fake News and Baloney During Procurement Research

  • Assess Opportunity , Identify Suppliers, Save Time, Reduce Risk , Procurement research
  • Market News

Gas Giants Praxair and Linde Group Complete Deal to Merge

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

4 Tips for Creating a Thorough RFP Process

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

A Global Gas Market Is Only Natural

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Assess Opportunity, Identify Suppliers, Reduce Risk , Natural Gas, Oil & Gas
  • Articles & Insights

Negotiation Brief: Contingent Workforce Management Services

  • Negotiate , Develop Business Requirements, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , Negotiation Strategy
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Procured in the USA

  • Identify Suppliers , Evaluate Supply Market, Set Strategy , Procurement research
  • Procurement Q&A

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

  • Identify Suppliers , Assess Opportunity, Conduct RFP Strategy, Negotiate, Set Strategy , Market Research
  • Market News

Ready to Roll: The Knight-Swift Transportation Merger

  • Identify Suppliers , Set Strategy , A&M
  • 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 Research
  • Procurement Q&A

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

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , Market Research
  • Articles & Insights

Negotiation Brief: Security Guard Services

  • Negotiate , Develop Business Requirements, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , Negotiation Strategy
  • Procurement Q&A

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

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Assess Opportunity, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , Supply Chain Management
  • Market News

The OFSE Market & GE-Baker Hughes Partnership

  • Identify Suppliers , Evaluate Supply Market, Reduce Risk , Oil & Gas, M&A
  • Articles & Insights

Negotiation Brief: Management Consulting Services

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

Bankruptcy Woes: Hanjin Makes Waves Across the World

  • Identify Suppliers , Reduce Risk, Set Strategy , Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain Risk
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Negotiation Brief: Facilities Management Services

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

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

  • Reduce Risk , Evaluate Supply Market, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , Brexit
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Online Job Posting: Planning for This Year’s Hiring Season

  • Identify Suppliers , Develop Business Requirements, Evaluate Supply Market, Save Money , Recruiting, Talent Acquisition
  • Market News

Is a Crackdown on Chinese Imports Looming Ahead?

  • Set Strategy , Evaluate Supply Market, Identify Suppliers , Trade Policy, Chinese Imports, Imports, Manufacturing