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Lumber Prices Begin Their Climb

Spend Matters welcomes this guest article from IHS. Spot lumber prices, as reported by the industry publication Random Lengths, headed lower in the final months of 2014 before tumbling in the first 4months of 2015. At the end of April, spot spruce pine fir (S-P-F) 2x4 #2&Btr mill prices stood at $249 per thousand board feet (mbf). Last year in April, this figure was $367/mbf. The volatility in lumber prices can be traced back to changes in the demand and supply drivers.

Spend Matters 50/50: riskmethods – A Provider to Watch in 2015

riskmethods is one of our 50 Providers to Watch. We will be highlighting all 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) in our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are encouraged to browse the categories listed in our Almanac to find the provider that best fits their needs. riskmethods is one of the first firms to bring commercial ready-to-use solutions addressing supply chain risk management (SCRM) needs (at the enterprise level) to market. The company's founders and management team come from the supplier lifecycle management (SLM) and master data management (MDM) space, and are now applying their experience to global supply chain risk applications.