Posted

demand planning

Demand for demand planning has been on the rise for two years and our prediction is it will continue to be a strong career option for analytical experts. The combination of public policy encouraging more domestic manufacturing and the quickly evolving fully digitized business processes means building a precise demand-driven supply chain is critical to… Read more »

Posted

Company Culture

Concerned about your company culture and your ability to retain your staff as a result? The answer doesn’t lie with high salaries, fancy offices or flashy perks like catered lunches or game rooms. The answer lies with leaders who focus on creating a strong company culture that encourages those within the organization to believe in… Read more »

Posted

Drug Pricing

On August 12, 2022 Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act which was heralded as finally addressing drug pricing for the American public. Why are American’s concerned about drug pricing and how does this Act address those concerns? Why are Americans Concerned about Drug Pricing? List prices for new drugs in the U.S. increased from a… Read more »

Posted

pharmaceutical industry recession

In every prior recession of recent history, the early 1990s, the early 2000s and 2007-2009, the pharmaceutical industry has outperformed the market. In each of those time periods the U.S. national healthcare expenditure rose as a share of GDP with medical spending remaining stable even as belts were tightened elsewhere. Will a pharmaceutical industry recession… Read more »

Posted

The Snowflake data platform was a top data IPO doubling in value on its first trading day in 2014. It is currently valued at a whopping $49 billion and went from 5 customers in 2014 to 6,497 as of August 2022. What is it about this data warehouse, named for its three founder’s love of… Read more »

Posted

2022 Resume

The biggest change in resume writing has been the pervasiveness of artificial intelligence in applicant tracking systems (ATS). Optimizing your 2022 resume to take advantage of this is critical to a successful job search. Changes in your contact details and design of your resume can highlight whether you are up-to-date or woefully behind the times…. Read more »

Posted

market research technology

The more than $22 billion spent on research in the U.S. used to be dominated by a few very large, service-driven firms but LLR Partners says, “We predict that in the next five years, traditional research technology incumbents will represent less than 50% of the total market, creating a massive opportunity for smaller more tech-forward… Read more »

Posted

biotech and pharma stocks

The inelastic demand for medicines is the primary reason pharma and biotech stocks usually outperform other industries in a recessionary market. Other areas of healthcare don’t do as well. Discretionary services like dental clinics and hospitals suffer as consumers postpone care to save money. Consumers will give up dinners out and vacations, too, before they… Read more »

Posted

rising interest rates impact on the insurance industry

Supply chain and labor market disruptions brought on by the pandemic have contributed to rising prices and higher worker salaries. The conflict in Ukraine is impacting energy cost and availability adding to the volatility in capital markets. As the Federal Reserve increases the cost of borrowing money what has been rising interest rates impact on… Read more »

Posted

Verbal Job Offer

This hot, candidate-driven job market means companies feel the pressure to respond as quickly as possible to avoid losing a future employee. Many will make a verbal job offer to avoid slowing down the process to wait for a formal written offer. You just got a verbal job offer. What do you do now? Express… Read more »