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Ardent Partners – Research with Results!

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.

UPCOMING WEBINAR: How Does On-Demand Talent Fit into the New World of Work?

Evolution has become an accepted component of the average business. From new advancements in technology to innovative strategies for tackling key enterprise issues, today’s businesses are actively living in a world where “change” is an everyday occurrence. One such avenue of change, the continued consumerization of the enterprise structure, has given way to a new...

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Supplier News – November 20, 2017

Ardent Partners is pleased to launch a new series today on CPO Rising, “Supplier News,” wherein we feature a few key suppliers that have been recognized over the past few weeks for their outstanding efforts in supporting their clients. If you are a sourcing, procurement, or spend management solution provider and you have some supplier...

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Top Procurement Leaders Honored at the Annual CPO Rising Summit

Top Procurement Leaders Honored at the Annual CPO Rising Summit Ardent Partners Inducts Two Chief Procurement Officers into Hall of Fame and Presents Four Other “CPO Honors” Awards BOSTON, November 17 — Ardent Partners, a leading industry analyst firm focused on supply management, hosted a CPO Honors Gala dinner during its annual CPO Rising Summit last...

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Technology Round-Up – November 16, 2017

Ardent’s Technology Round-Up returns today with another assortment of supply management technology news and updates from the past month to share with our community. If you are a sourcing, procurement, or spend management solution provider and you have news to share with us, please drop us a note at editor at cporising dot com. Thanks, and enjoy!...

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The Making of a Chief Procurement Officer

Publisher’s Note: We at Ardent Partners are still pretty jazzed from our second annual CPO Rising procurement executive summit, which we wrapped up less than 24 hours ago. It was an engaging, enlightening, and rewarding couple of days at the Harvard Club of Boston, and we’re all grateful to our community of procurement leaders and practitioners who attended...

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Voice of the CPO: Highlights from the CPO Rising 2017 Summit

Missed the event? Hear the highlights! Register for our complimentary webinar on November 21 at 2:00 PM EST (click to register). On November 8 & 9, more than 130 Chief Procurement Officers and other procurement professionals came together in Boston for “CPO Rising 2017,” an executive symposium brought to you by Ardent Partners. During this day-and-a-half executive symposium,...

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Ardent Partners’ Annual “CPO Rising” Summit Kicks Off With Powerful Procurement Insights

Ardent Partners’ Annual “CPO Rising” Summit Kicks Off With Powerful Procurement Insights Leading Procurement Executives from Flex, Google, Biogen, and More Convene to Share Experiences and Best Practices BOSTON, November 8 — Today, more than 130 Chief Procurement Officers and other procurement executives convened at the historic Harvard Club in Boston to discuss best practices, learn the latest trends,...

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Meet the Speakers of CPO Rising 2017! Welcoming Back CPO Rising Hall of Famer, Hal Good

Ardent Partners is pleased to welcome back Harold “Hal” Good, a lifelong procurement practitioner, procurement “luminary,” and CPO Rising Hall of Famer, to CPO Rising 2017. He will host an Expert Roundtable session entitled, “How the “Internet of Things” Will Impact Procurement in the Next Five Years.” Hal is an accomplished professional with over 30 years of Chief Procurement Officer...

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Meet the Speakers of CPO Rising 2017! Welcoming Back John Zagata of Enbridge

Ardent Partners is pleased to welcome John Zagata, Director of Indirect Goods and Services for Enbridge, back to Boston in a week for The CPO Rising 2017 Summit. John will deliver a presentation entitled, “From Inception to Success: A Three-Year Contingent Workforce Journey,” in which he will share how he and his team developed, implemented, and enhanced a...

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The Future of Supply Risk Management: Highlights from riskmethods’ 2017 User Conference

A few weeks ago (October 19), a couple analysts (Andrew and Matthew) on the team at Ardent Partners attended riskmethods’ user conference at its headquarters in Boston’s Financial District. As its name indicates, riskmethods services the supply risk market with a cloud-based supply chain risk management solution. In the founder’s words, riskmethods’ mission is “To empower companies...

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