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TO 624 Strategic Sourcing: Industry Research
Technology and Operations TO 624 course library & information resources
BCC has market research reports across many industries including: Biotechnology, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Energy, Engineering, Environment, Finance, Food and Beverage, Fuel Cell and Battery Technologies, Healthcare, Information Technology, Instrumentation and Sensors, Manufacturing, Materials, Medical Devices, Nanotechnology, Photonics, Plastics, and Semiconductors. It also includes “Franchise Profiles” of companies who franchise some of their locations.
Technavio has industry reports covering a wide variety of technologies in the communication services, consumer discretionary, consumer staples, energy, financials, health care, industrials, information technology, materials, and utilities industries.
Technical Notes: Downloading reports requires a valid @umich.edu email. Users are limited to 10 downloads per month with unlimited online report viewing.
Do not use Procurement reports for your commodity/category plan.
Offers market intelligence to procurement practitioners so that they make better purchasing decisions and negotiate contracts
Provides difficult to find price benchmarks, top vendor lists, market analysis and even suggests negotiation questions
Obtaining Additonal Industry Analysis
Trade associations for supply and demand data as well as trend analysis. In fairness to their members, most associations do not provide market share information. They also usually do not provide pricing.
Government agencies such as the U.S. Energy Administration, USDA and others listed under this Guide's Regulations tab. These agencies monitor supply and demand, provide some price data and forewarn of events impacting the markets. Global organizations such as the World Bank also provide commodity analysis.