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Procurement, Sourcing, and Commodity Pricing

Information, expertise and analytics on the world's commodity markets and the key factors that drive them.
Achieve cost savings. Master spending. Drive procurement excellence.

More than 75% of procurement professionals believe input cost, productivity and supply-demand analysis are critical for supplier negotiations, yet fewer than 40% possess this insight. We can help. We deliver 10-year price forecasts with award-winning accuracy and deep insight into your suppliers' cost structures. Our commodity price coverage includes 500,000+ historic prices, 4,000+ forecasts, costs and wages, and 200+ cost models across 60 geographies and our strategic sourcing solution allows you to optimize your global footprint and select the best partners and partner countries.

Our team has helped 12,000+ clients save more than $1 billion in aggregate and can help you with:

  • Contracting – Negotiate contract escalation clauses based on our escalation rates
  • Supplier cost insight – Assess supplier quotes based on input costs and market fundamentals
  • Benchmarking – Track prices to evaluate purchasing performance
  • Budgeting – Prepare budgets and financial reviews based on accurate forward-pricing data
  • Strategic sourcing – Monitor prices, pinpoint the best times to make key purchases, and identify ideal partners and potential locations
Watch a short video on how you can put our procurement, sourcing, and commodity pricing solutions to work for you

Products & Solutions

Solving critical sourcing and procurement challenges

Time Buys
Identify the best time to purchase raw materials, locking in favorable prices today, to avoid prices increases later.

Benchmark Costs
Evaluate costs, market conditions, regional price differences in order to take advantage of tactical market opportunities.

Estimate Costs
Gain valuable market intelligence to quantify key inputs, examine critical supply issues, and more effectively estimate a project’s final cost.

Evaluate Pricing
Negotiate forward pricing contracts for improved cost planning, analysis, and savings over the life of a contract.

Identify partners and sourcing locations
Understand the stability and reliability of your current strategic sourcing partner countries, discover new strategic sourcing partner countries, and set diversification rules around your strategy.

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