Cost Insights
by PowerAdvocate

Intelligence for energy companies seeking a data-driven approach to cost management

Christine Oumansour


Recent Posts

[Whitepaper] How Segmenting Suppliers Can Help Predict Bidding Behavior

November 26, 2018 at 5:08 PM / by Christine Oumansour posted in Capital Projects, Utility, capital program office, delivery model optimization

The variability of supplier responses to bid events can pose significant financial and operational risks to energy companies, especially as this behavior is prone to change when market and economic conditions shift. Variances in bid responses during the recent economic recession and recovery motivated PowerAdvocate to analyze the impact of macroeconomic factors on supplier bidding behavior. The aim of this analysis was to uncover trends that, when coupled with project and company-specific data, will enable industry leaders to better anticipate and mitigate project and supplier risk. If you missed our introduction of this analysis, you can read our previous blog about it here.

Our team hypothesized that suppliers who offer a diverse range of services, work across multiple industries, and service a wide geographic area respond to macroeconomic circumstances differently than smaller or more specialized suppliers. To measure these differences, and to better understand how a supplier’s profile influences their behavior, the team categorized bid data into two groups: bids from major suppliers and bids from specialized suppliers.

Download Whitepaper

Read More >>

Subscribe to Cost Insights

Join thousands of energy industry leaders and receive regular insights to help your organization manage costs more intelligently

View Webinar:
Driving Down Costs with Data,
Co-Hosted by a Leading O&G Firm


Request a Demo of Our
Cost Reduction Technology Suite