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New Procurement Toys for the New Year (and Last Webinar of 2017)!

Before you head out for the holiday break, please join Ardent Partners’ Chief Research Officer, Andrew Bartolini for a complimentary webinar, New Procurement Toys for the New Year, on Tuesday, December 19th at 2 PM EST, sponsored by GEP. We’ve made a list and we’re checking it twice…. Whether they’ve been “naughty” or “nice” this year, all supply management...

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Meet the Winners – CPO Honors 2017: Walter Charles

During our annual CPO Rising 2017 Summit, we hosted our first ever CPO Honors Gala Dinner. During the Gala Dinner, four distinct CPOs and/or procurement teams received CPO Honors awards for their outstanding work and achievement in procurement in 2017, while two highly-regarded CPOs were inducted into the CPO Rising Hall of Fame. The CPO Honors...

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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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UPCOMING WEBINAR: Gauging the Future of Contingent Workforce Management

Join Ardent Partners’ Research Director and VP of Research, Christopher J. Dwyer, along with DCR Workforce, for a complimentary webinar on December 5 at 1 PM EST on The State of Contingent Workforce Management: Insights into the Future of Work…and Beyond (click to register). Ten years ago, very few organizations across the globe perceived non-employee labor...

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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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