Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy Publications


  1. Global Labor Market Outlook 2018: Finding Ways to Counteract Worker Shortages

    March 2018 | Key Business Issues

    The global economy has entered 2018 with strong economic growth, and the US is not alone in experiencing a tightened labor market, leading to several labor market challenges for businesses in advanced economies.

  2. China Center Research Brief: Appraising China's Financial Sector Risk in 2018

    March 2018 | China Center Publications

    Data show that financial system risks are being tamped down by regulators in China, albeit slowly. Juxtaposed to this good news—and, in fact, a consequence of it—other indicators suggest that corporate default risks in China are on the rise.

  3. China Center Research Brief: China Consumption Growth Is Likely to Uptick in 2018

    March 2018 | China Center Publications

    Despite a moderate slowing in 2017, household consumption growth should uptick somewhat in 2018 as a delayed response to the growth in disposable income that occurred in 2017.

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    March 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report.

  5. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    March 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Growth momentum continues in emerging markets, but current conditions have yet to catch up to stronger leading indicators.

  6. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    March 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    With GDP growth reaching 2.5 percent in the Euro Area and 3.3 percent globally, the fear of a recession is no longer a concern for CEOs.

  7. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    March 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Q1 pullback will not detract from the strong 2018 outlook.

  8. StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2018: Back to the Old Normal?

    March 2018 | StraightTalk®

    What are the opportunities and challenges to businesses for sustaining growth beyond the current cyclical uptick? This StraightTalk® looks at how current growth may evolve and how C-Suite executives view the challenges ahead.

  9. Engaging and Influencing External Stakeholders in Product Stewardship

    March 2018 | Council Perspectives

    Product stewardship leaders and their business counterparts are increasingly recognizing that engaging and influencing external stakeholders has become a core part of protecting a company’s societal “license to operate.”

  10. Trading Up: With Global Growth Finally on the Rise, Is the Trade Recovery Sustainable?

    February 2018 | Key Business Issues

    This report, which introduces a new global value chain dataset tool, examines whether the trade recovery is sustainable and why reevaluating global operations strategy using current data is so critical.