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Raw materials, energy, procurement and technology.

The coal-gas spread and the price of emission allowances

on Nov 8, 2021 2:38:00 PM By | Datapred | 0 Comments |
Many traders of European emission allowances (EUAs) monitor the spread between coal and natural gas prices.
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Datapred starts coverage of European emission allowances

on Sep 1, 2021 10:26:48 AM By | Datapred | 0 Comments |
The new online software is the first in this category on EEX’s InsightCommodity platform.  
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A procurement digital twin in the time of rising raw material prices

on Aug 5, 2021 4:48:40 PM By | Datapred | 0 Comments |
It is inevitable: the sight of rising prices always reminds us of the cost of missed buying opportunities.
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A digital twin for raw material procurement?

on Jul 5, 2021 10:20:00 AM By | Datapred | 0 Comments |
"Digital twins" have been all the rage over the past three years - reaching Gartner's peak of inflated expectations in 2018.
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What is driving current European CO2 prices?

on Jun 11, 2021 3:54:29 PM By | Datapred | 0 Comments |
CO2 prices on the EU Emission Trading System (ETS) have recently skyrocketed - from €22/ton one year ago to €52/ton today (down from a peak at €56/ton in May), as illustrated on the following price chart:
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The 12 time windows of Procurement

on Mar 10, 2021 2:01:52 PM By | Datapred | 0 Comments |
Buying raw materials means constantly juggling with multiple, overlapping time windows. It can prove a little confusing...
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Datapred announces the move of its Paris office to Maison RaiseLab

on Feb 19, 2021 10:15:00 AM By | Datapred | 0 Comments |
Move underlines Datapred’s commitment to addressing sustainable procurement challenges.  
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8 ways machine learning can boost your buying process

on Dec 14, 2020 6:28:41 PM By | Datapred | 0 Comments |
Procurement teams are increasingly constrained by the limitations of traditional ERP & BI systems. Executives see a great deal of potential in advanced digital technologies like AI and machine learning. The right machine learning-led procurement solution can help industrial buyers to unlock 8 big benefits.
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Staying ahead of procurement change

on Dec 11, 2020 5:00:50 PM By | Datapred | 0 Comments |
It’s getting harder for even the most experienced direct procurement teams to buy with confidence. Traditional ERP and BI systems can’t keep pace with the demands of modern procurement. Experts say digital technology will redefine the procurement function – enhancing human expertise, rather than replacing it.
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How raw material buyers can contribute to emission reduction

on Dec 4, 2020 10:15:00 AM By | Datapred | 0 Comments |
"Sustainable Procurement" has become fashionable, focusing so far on tighter supplier selection and lengthier bills of materials - all good, but lacking a seamless connection to Operations.
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