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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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ISM at 100: Conflict Minerals Compliance – Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

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 over...

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ISM at 100: Robert Gates on Global Stability and Supply Risk

[Editor's note: the views expressed by Dr. Robert Gates do not necessarily reflect the views of Ardent Partners or its employees. Our goal with this piece is to present a view of global supply risk from someone who is outside the profession of supply management but who is well versed in the language of global...

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IBM Empower 2015: Back to the Future

In 2006, I attended my first Emptoris Empower conference as an industry analyst. The company, of course, has changed significantly since then, most notably via two acquisitions (IBM acquired the company in early 2012). Over the next nine years, I attended seven or eight of the conferences including the last few years when it was...

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ISM at 100: A Conversation with Tom Derry

Last week, I had the pleasure to meet with Tom Derry, CEO of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), at its 100 thannual conference in Phoenix, Arizona (Matt York, our editor, sat in and helped capture the highlights and write this article). Being a milestone year for ISM, the mood was relaxed and upbeat on the morning that I...

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SAPPHIRE 2015: Running Simple and Connecting the Business World

In a busy week that began in Phoenix at ISM’s 100th annual conference (more on that conference next week), I was able, nonetheless, to get to SAPPHIRE in Orlando for the Day 2 Keynotes featuring Bernd Leukert & Steve Singh. One of the major challenges facing the modern business is communication in all of its many forms including...

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Sourcing: Why Enterprises Should Stop Worrying and Love the Procurement Team

The goals of a business haven’t changed too much in the 150 years since the procurement function first arose at the dawn of the second industrial revolution – enterprises need to purchase goods and services for less money and sell for higher prices—this impetus has not shifted much since business first began. What has changed,...

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CPO Roundtable Series: Linking Procurement Operations with Enterprise Goals in 2015

Over the past several months, Ardent Partners and IBM have worked to bring together several best-in-class chief procurement officers around specific themes with the express aim of garnering the best ideas, strategies, and practices that these industry-renowned experts use to drive top-flight results at their respective enterprises. Each roundtable is recorded and provided as a...

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State of Procurement 2015 Webinar – Special EMEA Edition

Join us this Wednesday when Ardent’s Chief Research Officer, Andrew Bartolini presents the findings from his recently completed annual “State of Procurement” market report. Click now to register for the new webinar (on April 22) to hear the results. About the Webinar: Report author, Andrew Bartolini will present the key findings from his annual State of Procurement...

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