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Upcoming Webinar: Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Innovative Solutions and Strategies for Better Contract Management

Join Ardent Partners and DocuSign on Wednesday, November 18 at 1:00 PM EST for this free webinar that explores findings from our recent research report, Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Innovative Solutions and Strategies for Better Contract Management. This insightful webinar and report draw on the responses of more than 300 Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) and other supply management leaders...

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Upcoming Webinar: Global Compliance and the Expansion of Today’s CWM Programs

It’s no secret that today’s non-employee workforce—comprised of temporary staff, freelancers, independent talent, and professional services—is rapidly growing and evolving. As businesses continue to manage the “war for talent,” they are actively finding that flexible, contingent workers hold the necessary skillsets and expertise for critical enterprise projects and initiatives. With the non-employee workforce moving to...

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CPO News – September 4, 2015

Rite Aid Names Frank Ho Vice President of Indirect Procurement In mid-July, Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD), the Pennsylvania-based pharmacy retail chain, announced that it has promoted Frank Ho to Vice President of Indirect Procurement, effective immediately. In his new role, Ho will oversee procurement strategy and operations covering systems, supplier, and contract management, and will report to the...

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What Diplomatic Relations with Cuba Could Mean for Chief Procurement Officers

With the recent news that the U.S. and Cuban governments are re-opening embassies in each other’s capital cities, the possibility that the U.S. and Cuba will eventually normalize economic relations with each other grows more promising. For a Millennial that has always thought of Cuba as a political, economic, and cultural relic of Communism and...

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CPO News – July 7, 2015

Vora Ventures Names Carol Hays as VP of Strategic Sourcing Services On June 11, Vora Ventures, a Cincinnati-based private-equity firm that invests in up and coming IT providers, announced that it has named Carol Hays Vice President of Strategic Sourcing Solutions for one of Vora Ventures’ subsidiaries, KoncertIT. In her new role, Hays will bring her nearly 40 years...

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AribaLIVE 2015: Looking to the Future of Business Commerce

[Publisher's Note: Today’s article is an analysis of two similar but separate presentations delivered by Ariba executives at their user conferences this spring. The first was at AribaLIVE in Las Vegas (April 7-9), the second was at AribaLIVE Munich (June 8-10).] We live in a global world. Ariba is a global platform. We can do...

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Two Days With Beeline and the Future of the Extended Workforce

[Editor’s note: Last week, resident contingent workforce management (CWM) expert and Ardent Partners research director, Christopher J. Dwyer, joined Vendor Management System (VMS) provider Beeline for their annual user conference on sunny Amelia Island in Florida. Today’s article is Christopher’s recap of the event and insights from the two-day conference, which drew nearly 110 attendees...

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ISM at 100: The Hidden Risks Lurking Within Supplier Relationships

Ardent Partners’ analyst team attended the 100th annual Institute for Supply Management (ISM)conference in Phoenix a couple of weeks ago. Risk, in many of its forms, was a regular topic throughout the event – from Dr. Robert Gates’ opening keynote on global instability, to discussions about conflict minerals compliance, food risk, contract risk, and sustainability issues that...

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UPCOMING WEBINAR: Building the Next-Gen CWM Program

[Editor’s note: Readers of CPO Rising know that the site’s contributors often present their thought leadership ideas, research findings, and industry insights on webcasts throughout the year. Today’s article is a brief preview of “Building the Next-Generation Contingent Workforce Management Program,” an upcoming webinar hosted by ZeroChaos and featuring Ardent Partners’ resident contingent workforce management...

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AvidXchange’s Payables Revolution

As Mike Praeger, CEO of AvidXchange, took the stage to introduce the final session of the two-dayRevolution Conference held this week in Costa Mesa, Calif., he both cheered and encouraged the large audience. “A revolution has begun and you’re a part of it,” Praeger said. “Now we all need to take what we’ve started here together...

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