Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy Publications


  1. CEO Challenge 2017: Leading through Risk, Disruption, and Transformation—US Report

    April 2017 | Key Business Issues

    In this report, we present the strategies our more than 500 global CEO respondents have identified for meeting the challenges of 2017, with a special emphasis on the survey responses and hot-button issues of US CEOs.

  2. China Center Data Flash: Many peaks in view -- the re-flation story is unlikely to last the year

    April 2017 | China Center Publications

    China's official GDP growth in Q1 2017 accelerated to 6.9 percent, the fastest pace since Q3 2015. The rebound was in large part driven by extremely high growth in infrastructure investment, a tailwind of the housing market surge of the last 15 months, as well as an external demand bounce due to recent recovery in the advanced economies. 

  3. China Center Chart Dive: US-China trade relations—who needs who more? A global value chain & GDP exposure view

    April 2017 | China Center Publications

    Using WIOD data, we are able to identify the extent to which the economies of China and the United States are mutually reliant in terms of total national output – in trade-related terms.

  4. Procurement at the Crossroads: How Digital Trends, Risks, and Value-Creating Opportunities Are Redefining the Role of Procurement in the Digital Age

    April 2017 | Research Report

    As technologies evolve, procurement’s added value will lie less in cost savings and more in strategic leadership. The future of procurement requires investing in critical competencies and key enablers to ensure competitive advantage in a digital age. 

  5. Fixing America’s Roads and Bridges:The Path Forward

    April 2017 | Committee for Economic Development

    Transportation is a critical aspect of the US economy but capital investments in this important infrastructure are not keeping pace. In this policy brief, CED recommends actions to address the challenges facing America’s surface transportation system.

  6. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    April 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Emerging markets see improvement in sentiment, but strong headwinds are likely to cap the upside in growth.

  7. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    April 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    There is a widespread perception that the business climate in the Euro Area is improving. Available data - other than surveys - match these optimistic expectations only to some extent. 

  8. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    April 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Economic activity lags behind stronger confidence 

  9. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    April 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report

  10. 25 Truths about Joint Ventures

    April 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    More and more, companies are looking to joint ventures: to help topline growth, allay local fears about loss of intellectual property to foreign competitors, and to help companies enter new international markets.