ICYMIM: March 25, 2019

Source One's series for keeping up with the most recent highlights in procurement, strategic sourcing, and supply chain news week-to-week.  Check in with us every Monday to stay up to date with the latest supply management news.

Is the Trucker Shortage a Myth?
Staff Writer, ThomasNet, 3/22/2019
A writer at ThomasNet uses reports from Barron and The Bureau of Labor Statistics to debunk the popular trucker shortage myth. Apparently, there's certain data that can be "problematic" and where most deduce a trucker shortage from the data like turnover rates and spikes in pay, it could actually be epxlained by something else. However, do not write off shortages altogether. Visit for the whole story.

Resilinc EventWatch: Top Risks to Supply Chains in 2018 Were Extreme Weather, M&A Activity, Brexit and Explosions Alex Behrens, Spend Matters, 3/20/2019
Natural disasters and business mergers prove to be great threats for the Nation's Supply Chains, given a look back at 2018. Behrens uses a Resilinc report that examines the most significant events in supply chain disruption of 2018 to open our eyes to real threats. He follows with by preventive planning strategies including tariff uncertainties. Visit for more details.

Latest Procurement Technology Not Adopted Very Fast, LevaData Finds
Tom Cosgrove, Spend Matters, 3/18/2019
LevaData conducted a study proving most procurement professionals understand the advantages of technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), but seems to drop the ball when it comes to implementing or adopting these tools. LevaData, a cloud-based cognitive sourcing platform that offers market intelligence and supply chain cost management solutions, reports statistical findings from their study on how companies are underperforming using old methodology and where they should be. Visit Spend Matters, as Cosgrove breaks down key takeaways from their study.
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