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Procurement Should Become a Hub for Supplier Innovation

Join us on March 29 & 30, 2016 at the Harvard Club of Boston for CPO Rising 2016: The Agility Agenda. This executive summit will bring together business executives and supply management leaders for a day and a half of keynote presentations and panel discussions on the issues that they face today. CPOs and procurement practitioners...

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Upcoming Webinar – 5 Transformative Strategies to Unlock More Procurement Value

As we head into 2016, many Chief Procurement Officers (“CPOs”) and their departments will find themselves at a crossroads, struggling to maintain their momentum while the speed and complexity of their businesses continue to accelerate. And, while the foundation of procurement’s future will be built upon the past, the strategies and approaches that drive new...

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Call for Speakers – CPO Rising 2016

Ardent Partners is looking for CPOs and other procurement executives from all industries and geographies to present on mainstage presentations, lead breakout sessions, and join executive panel discussions at CPO Rising 2016. If you or someone you know is an experienced procurement leader with a gift for communication and a passion for procurement, please click the...

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Ardent Partners Announces CPO Rising 2016 Event – March 29 & 30 (Boston, MA)

We are extremely pleased to announce that next March, a select group of Chief Procurement Officers and other business leaders will come together at the Harvard Club in Boston for the inaugural CPO Rising 2016, an executive symposium brought to you by Ardent Partners. To visit the event site – Click Here! We invite all of...

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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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