Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy Publications

2017

  1. 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. 

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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. 

  5. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    April 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Economic activity lags behind stronger confidence 

  6. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    April 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report

  7. 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. 

  8. 30 Truths about Cybersecurity

    April 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    There are two kinds of companies: those that have been hacked and those that don’t know it yet. Cyber risk is not just an IT concern, but a crucial business issue.

  9. China Center Reference Paper: The New China Ideology -- Trump's Team

    April 2017 | China Center Publications

    The people the new president surrounds himself with will shape the future of US-China business relations. Who are they and what do we know about their thinking?

  10. Deep Dive Exchange Series: China's New Capital Controls -- Prognosis and Response

    April 2017 | China Center Publications

    A summary of discussion points, learnings, lessons, and business implications from the March 2017 convening of The Conference Board China Center in Shanghai.