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Chief Procurement Officer  // Posts tagged as "Chief Procurement Officer"

How Innovative Supply Management Technologies Create Opportunity for CPOs

Editor’s Note: This article is based upon Ardent Partners’ recent report, The CPO and CIO’s New Approach to Evaluating Enterprise Technology (sponsored by Coupa). Click to download (registration required). The age of innovation has arrived at the doorstep of enterprise software and the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) are well-poised to take...

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One Job, Two Legacies: How CIOs and CPOs Historically Evaluated Enterprise Technology

For some time, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and IT departments have been in the driver’s seat when it comes to evaluating and adopting technology solutions. However, Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) and procurement teams have been co-piloting the process more and more as their responsibilities and influence increase across the enterprise, particularly with IT. The two business leaders,...

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Announcing the “State of Procurement 2017” Survey

I am pleased to announce that the survey for our annual “State of Procurement and the CPO” report is now open. If you have 15-20 minutes to spare today or later this week to complete the survey, I would be most appreciative. By taking the survey, you have an opportunity to help advance the collective...

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Webinar! Procurement 2017: Big Trends & Predictions – Register Now!

Are you ready for 2017? Join Ardent Partners’ analysts, Andrew Bartolini and Christopher Dwyer, on Thursday, January 26 between 2 and 3 PM EST, for our Procurement 2017: Big Trends & Predictions webinar! This webinar, sponsored by Tradeshift & IQNavigator/Beeline, will help you and your team prepare for what will be a very interesting year for global...

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CPO News – December 2, 2016

Vivint Appoints New CPO Vivint Smart Home, the largest smart home services provider in North America, announced this week that it has appointed David Porter as the company’s new Chief Procurement Officer. Porter brings 18 years of supply chain experience to the role, including a variety of executive positions at Cummins Inc., the nation’s largest manufacturer of diesel...

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CPO (Virtual) Roundtable: Make Spend Management a Business Imperative

Hear from “3 CPOs” in an amazing roundtable discussion on Wednesday, November 9 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET! Learn the strategies that three Best-in-Class CPOs used to transform their departments. CPO Rising Readers won’t want to miss this exclusive online event. The average procurement department manages 64% of total spend. Attendees of this virtual roundtable discussion...

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Upcoming Webinar: Adapting to the Gig Economy

Editor’s Note: Ardent Partners is excited to join DCR Workforce next Wednesday, November 2 (at 1pm Eastern) for a complimentary webinar that will focus on the impact of the “gig economy,” what it means from an impact perspective to contingent workforce leaders, and how, in the year ahead, organizations can drive continued value from their...

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Webinar! Transforming Procurement through Agility, Collaboration, Technology, and Real-Time Data

If you’re a Chief Procurement Officer or supply management leader, we must ask: what will your organization look like in three to five years? Do you know what steps you need to take now to transform your procurement organization for the future? If the answers are hazy, or if you simply want to learn how to improve...

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Genpact: A Procurement BPO Provider Swims Upstream

Genpact (Ticker: G), the business process outsourcing (“BPO”) firm, has a long history as a procurement outsourcing provider. Today’s article highlights my recent conversation with Jonathan Kirby, the SVP and Practice Leader of Genpact’s Source-to-Pay (“S2P”) services. Industry veterans may recognize the name since Jon is a former CPO bringing to bear 25 years of procurement and IT experience — notably as the Chief Procurement...

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The Art and Science of Procurement

“To develop a complete mind: Study the science of art; Study the art of science. Learn how to see.” – Leonardo Da Vinci, Artist & Scientist The idea behind the theme (and subtitle) of this year’s CPO Rising 2016 report was not to pose the question of whether procurement is an art or a science.  Rather...

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