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Ardent Partners – Supply Management Experts

Welcome!

Ardent Partners is a research and advisory firm focused on defining and advancing the supply management strategies, processes, and technologies that drive business value and accelerate organizational transformation.

Ardent Partners actively covers the supply management marketplace and produces research to help business decision-makers understand (1) industry best practices and how to improve performance and (2) the technology landscape and how to identify the best-fit solution(s) for their specific needs.

We believe our team’s first-hand experience benchmarking enterprise performance and evaluating, developing, packaging, deploying, and using supply management solutions makes us eminently qualified to advise our clients on ways to improve their operations and results.

Ardent Partners also publishes a network of sites that attract and influence key business decision makers in both procurement and finance.

Procurement Influencer Series: Roy Anderson from MetaProcure

Some of the best analysis of the state of procurement and its future comes from leaders who have experienced it from the inside as a Chief Procurement Officer or procurement leader and from the outside as an advisor to CPOs and procurement leaders, guiding them towards the future of the business. Roy Anderson is one such...

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On-Demand Talent and the Rise of Work Market and the FMS Platform

By now, the industry knows the impact of the contingent workforce. A quick recap: Nearly a third (32%) of today’s total workforce is comprised of non-traditional and non-employee labor and talent. By the end of 2017, anywhere from 45%-to-50% of the world’s total workforce will be comprised of workers from this segment. 92% of enterprises cite...

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Technology Round-Up – February 24, 2015 – Part III

Editor’s Note: Welcome to February’s edition of our Technology Round-Up. Over the past month, we’ve tracked so many exciting developments within the supply management solution provider market that we decided to publish this month’s Technology Round-Up in three parts. Part I and Part II – published last week – feature solution innovation and provider partnerships, while Part...

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Why Mobile Applications Will Be a Boon for Events Management in 2015

The marketing function has evolved significantly over the years, so much so that it is difficult to pinpoint the moving target that is its focus during any point in time. However, as company brands shift towards new consumers and markets, and outward messaging is delivered by fresh and exciting means, the ultimate goal of marketing...

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Three More Lessons Learned from the Great Carnitas Shortage of 2015

Readers may recall that in mid-January, Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) had stopped serving its popular carnitas product at roughly a third of its 1,724 restaurants because it dropped one of its pork suppliers that did not meet its “Food With Integrity” standards. According to Chipotle’s website, its pork suppliers must allow their pigs to have access to outside...

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CPO News – February 19, 2015

US Air Force Suspends FedBid Following VA Procurement Scandal In late January, the United States Air Force announced that it has suspended business relationships with embattled reverse auction services provider, FedBid, and has moved to debar it from conducting future business with the Air Force. The announcement follows FedBid’s involvement in a procurement scandal at the Department...

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Technology Round-Up – February 17, 2015 – Part II

Editor’s Note: Welcome to February’s edition of our Technology Round-Up. Over the past month, we’ve tracked so many exciting developments within the supply management solution provider market that we decided to publish this month’s Technology Round-Up in three parts. Part I (published this morning) and Part II (below) feature solution innovation and provider partnerships, while Part...

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Technology Round-Up – February 17, 2015 – Part I

Editor’s Note: Welcome to February’s edition of our Technology Round-Up. Over the past month, we’ve tracked so many exciting developments within the supply management solution provider market that we decided to publish this month’s Technology Round-Up in three parts. Part I (below) and Part II (publishing this afternoon) features solution innovation and provider partnerships, while...

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The CFO’s View Of…Contingent Workforce Management

Editor’s note: Interested in learning more about how the contingent workforce will continue to evolve in the year ahead? Make sure to join us on Tuesday, February 17 at 2pm for a webinar (sponsored by Beeline) that will highlight the necessary best practices for managing this category. Click here to register for the webcast. You won’t want to...

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Sailing Downstream: Why Source-to-Settle Defines Procurement Transformation in 2015 (Webinar)

For sure, enterprises as a whole and procurement teams in particular can log significant financial and operational improvements through implementing basic strategic sourcing processes, such as spend analysis, sourcing/ eSourcing, contract management, and supplier management. Even manual process implementation can result in tangible, immediate benefits to the enterprise, like greater realized savings, greater contract compliance,...

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