Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy Publications


  1. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    September 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    The growth outlook for the rest of 2015 remains pessimistic.

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    September 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area economic recovery is on track, while downside risks from slower growth in emerging markets are looming.

  3. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    September 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    Moderate growth path of US economy likely to be sustained through the end of 2015

  4. Getting a Handle on Energy in Europe (Implications for the European Union)

    September 2015 | Key Business Issues

    Economic recovery in Europe in the medium term will depend more on tackling the slide toward low and very low productivity than on lower oil prices.

  5. US Labor Supply Problem: Which States Are Most at Risk?

    September 2015 | Executive Action Report

    Companies in states with tightening labor markets should start planning now. Assessing the location and types of jobs at high risk and adjusting recruiting/retention and compensation strategies could mitigate damage.

  6. China Center Special Briefing Paper: Appraising Industrial Overcapacity – the Achilles Heel of Chinese Growth?

    September 2015 | China Center Publications

    This China Center Special Briefing Paper examines China’s current overcapacity challenges and outlines its history, deep-rooted causes, and the likely impact on future economic growth.

  7. China Center Data Flash - Financial volatility reinforces weak economic performance; and RMB internationalization sees a setback

    September 2015 | China Center Publications

    After a dramatic summer for China’s financial markets, the most recently released economic data suggest that the country’s stock market and currency gyrations have come atop renewed deceleration in the real economy.

  8. China Center Quick Note: One Belt, One Road, Lots of Questions

    September 2015 | China Center Publications

    What should multinational companies expect from China’s Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road?

  9. Future-Skilling Your Workforce: Implications for the CLO

    August 2015 | Key Business Issues

    Acute talent shortages combined with declining productivity are requiring organizations to invest in future-skilling efforts. Chief learning officers need to tie learning programs to other talent practices and overall organizational strategies for maximum impact.

  10. Future-Skilling Your Workforce: Strategic Overview

    August 2015 | Key Business Issues

    For the past few years, companies have been facing talent shortages and declining productivity. They can mitigate these challenges by implementing a robust future-skilling program that is aligned with business goals.


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  • Japan 0.1%
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  • Mexico 1.6%
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