Ardent Partners is a research and advisory firm focused on defining, advancing, and promoting the supply management strategies, processes, and technologies that drive business value and accelerate organizational transformation within the enterprise.
Ardent Partners actively covers the supply management solutions marketplace and produces research to help business decision-makers understand the technology landscape and identify the best-fit solution(s) for their specific needs. We believe our team’s first-hand experience evaluating, developing, packaging, deploying, and using supply management solutions on behalf of enterprises in the Global 2000 and public sector makes us eminently qualified to advise our clients to make smart decisions in this area.
We aspire to be the preeminent source of supply management expertise and thought leadership for solution providers and practitioners alike.
Founded April, 2010
Based in Boston, MA
Managing Partner & Chief Research Officer: Andrew Bartolini
Business process focus: the “source-to-settle” process
Business function focus: sourcing, procurement, supply management, accounts payable, and business travel
Business strategy focus: solution selection, technology adoption and optimization, organizational design and transformation, SRM, and complex strategic issues.
Technology focus: spend analysis, eSourcing, contract management, eProcurement, ePayables, commercial cards, complex category management, outsourcing, supply risk management, supplier information management
Provides services for supply management (procurement and accounts payable) organizations and supply management solution providers
Ardent Partners: Supply Management Experts
"Scoring procurement performance can be as complex and nuanced as the value that the function delivers; linking that performance to overall business objectives and results can be even more difficult. Nonetheless, it is incumbent upon CPOs to “keep score” of their team’s performance and use that opportunity to develop a set of metrics that can help procurement departments prioritize and focus their resources, track and improve their performance, and communicate how their work and results support enterprise objectives and what they plan to achieve in the future."
CPO Rising 2012: Keeping Score
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