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Laura Hodges
Vice President, Pricing and Purchasing, IHS Markit
Laura Hodges serves as the vice president of the Pricing and Purchasing Service at IHS Markit and focuses on global procurement strategies to help clients save money.
Background

Ms. Hodges is responsible for the management and operations of the Pricing and Purchasing Research team. Ms. Hodges has managed several projects on global cost analysis, including projects in Asia and South America, where the objective was to recommend the most cost-effective and efficient action in the procurement of key materials and services. She has spoken extensively on the topic of procurement pricing strategies and the global cost environment, including a presentation at the Institute of Supply Management titled, 'Has China Lost Its Low-Cost Edge?' She has made presentations on the 'Economic Risks to Consider Before Bidding Your Next Contract,' and 'Understanding and Estimating the Skilled Labor Shortage,' at a conference of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering. Ms. Laura Hodges holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the George Washington University, U.S., and a Master of Arts in Health and Labor Economics from Duke University, U.S. She also earned an MBA from Rutgers University, Beijing, China.

Industry expertise
Economics
Country / Territory Risk
Sourcing and Supply Chain
Areas of interest
Commodity Price Forecasts
Regional focus
Global
Languages
English
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