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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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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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CPO News – October 6, 2017

Former Atlanta CPO Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy, Accepted Bribes In April, we brought you a story out of Atlanta concerning Adam Smith, the former Chief Procurement Officer who was terminated from his position after the FBI raided his office and home. His termination came amidst bribery and corruption allegations surrounding the city of Atlanta’s procurement operations. On...

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Meet the Speakers of CPO Rising 2017! Introducing Tom Linton

Today’s article is the next installment in Ardent Partners’ “Meet the Speakers of CPO Rising 2017” series, featuring Tom Linton, Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officer at Flex. Tom will give a Day 1 keynote address entitled, “The Evolving Imperative of Operating in Real Time.” We sat down with Tom recently to discuss his work at Flex, its...

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CPO News – September 1, 2017

Editor’s Note: On November 8 & 9, 2017, a select group of Chief Procurement Officers and other business leaders will come together at the Harvard Club in Boston’s Back Bay for the CPO Rising 2017 Summit, an executive symposium brought to you by Ardent Partners. The unparalleled speaker panel will highlight procurement-led innovation within the enterprise and across...

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Ardent Partners Formally Launches The CPO Rising 2017 Summit

The two-day executive symposium is designed to help procurement organizations improve performance and drive innovation. BOSTON, MA (PRWEB) July 27, 2017 The advances of the procurement profession and the rise of the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) are hallmark business achievements of the early 21st Century. Despite the rise of the CPO, however, many procurement organizations struggle...

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Gregg Brandyberry: Profile of a CPO Rising Hall-of-Famer

Editor’s Note: Today on CPO Rising, we revisit the long and illustrious career of Gregg Brandyberry, President of Rapid Deployment Procurement Excellence, Inc., and one of three members of the CPO Rising Hall of Fame Charter Class of 2016. Ardent Partners will induct a second CPO Rising Hall of Fame class at this year’s CPO Rising Procurement Executive Summit...

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The CPO Rising 2017 Summit Venue Named “Best Venue” in Boston!

The Harvard Club of Boston, the prestigious and historic event venue and site of the CPO Rising 2017 Summit, was recently named by Boston Magazine as one of the best event venues in Boston. Located in the historic Back Bay neighborhood, the century-old main clubhouse is situated in the heart of Boston on Commonwealth Avenue,...

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CPO Rising 2017 Topic: Strategies to Build a Better CFO Relationship

Building and maintaining a healthy working relationship with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is an integral part of many Chief Procurement Officer’s (CPO’s) job — largely because many CPOs report directly to CFOs, but also because AP/Finance and Procurement are such integral partners. As a result, building better CFO-CPO relationships will be a big topic at CPO...

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Happy Fourth of July!

From all of us here at Ardent Partners to our community, we wish you and yours a happy and safe July 4th holiday. We’ll pick it back up tomorrow but in the meantime, enjoy some fireworks and the 1812 Overture by Jack Everly and the National Symphony in Washington, DC!

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