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Procurement Trends & Predictions in 2018 (Webinar 1/30)

Are you ready for 2018? The year ahead will present big challenges to the modern Chief Procurement Officer and every other contributor to a procurement operation. Join Andrew Bartolini, Chief Research Officer at Ardent Partners, and Christopher J. Dwyer, VP of Research, as they present their Big Trends and Predictions for Procurement in 2018. If you work...

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Announcing the State of Contingent Workforce Management 2018 Report!

The foundational elements to the “New World of Work,” beyond the technological advancements fueling business operations, is the mindset behind how talent is engaged, sourced, and managed. Key business projects and initiatives are now addressed in an on-demand manner, and work in conjunction with a literal “talent revolution” in which more and more top-tier, highly-skilled...

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Reflections on The CPO Rising 2017 Summit (Part 3): We Are All Game-changers

Today’s article is the third installment in a series we’re running on the CPO Rising Summit we held last month at the Harvard Club of Boston. It’s been over a month since our second-annual event, and as we end the year, we’re taking some time to pause and reflect not only on 2017, but also on...

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Reflections on The CPO Rising 2017 Summit (Part 2): A Team Effort

Today’s article is the second installment in a series we’re running on the CPO Rising Summit we held last month at the Harvard Club of Boston. It’s been over a month since our second-annual event, and as we end the year, we’re taking some time to pause and reflect not only on 2017, but also on...

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Better Together: Linking CLM with SIM to Improve Third-Party Risk Management (Report Download)

Ardent Partners and Determine, the Indiana-based source-to-settle and contract lifecycle management solution provider, recently teamed up to produce one of Ardent’s newest reports, Better Together: Linking CLM with SIM to Improve Third-Party Risk Management (click to download). If you’re a procurement leader or practitioner and you grapple with the liabilities and risks associated with supplier contracts and...

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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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The Two Sides of Total Workforce Management

Traditional approaches to work and managing the modern workforce are becoming less impactful and will eventually become obsolete. Today’s global market feeds on agility, flexibility, and innovation; enterprise programs related to workforce management must be transformed in order to keep pace with the talent evolution. Total workforce management represents the next wave of progression in...

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Better Together: Linking CLM with SIM to Improve Third-Party Risk Management (Report Download)

Ardent Partners and Determine, the Indiana-based source-to-settle and contact lifecycle management solution provider, recently teamed up to produce one of Ardent’s newest reports, Better Together: Linking CLM with SIM to Improve Third-Party Risk Management (click to download). If you’re a procurement leader or practitioner and you grapple with the liabilities and risks associated with supplier contracts and...

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CPO Rising 2017 Summit Perspectives – Procurement with Purpose, from SAP Ariba

This year’s CPO Rising 2017 Summit featured exciting roundtable sessions where attendees got to exchange ideas and talk about innovative strategies to help improve the performance of their procurement department. In this article series, we look to our roundtable hosts, who captured thoughts and insights from the roundtable sessions they each hosted at the Summit....

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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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