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

eSourcing: Five Lessons Learned from Gregg Brandyberry

Today, we highlight the long and illustrious career of Gregg Brandyberry, President of Rapid Deployment Procurement Excellence, Inc., and one of three members of the CPO Rising Hall of Fame Charter Class of 2016. On Day 1 of Ardent Partners’ inaugural CPO Rising Procurement Executive Summit, Gregg sat on a lively CPO Panel Discussion: Procurement Agility in the Age of...

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How to Counter the “Unknown Unknowns” in Supply Risk Management

Some of the most interesting facets of supply risk management revolve around the unknown – what could happen, under what circumstances, what the impact could be, and what to do about it. Many people lose sleep over the unknowns in their professional (and personal) lives, at least until they have nailed down some specifics and...

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Gregg Brandyberry: Profile of a CPO Rising Hall-of-Famer

Today on CPO Rising, we highlight the long and illustrious career of Gregg Brandyberry, President of Rapid Deployment Procurement Excellence, Inc., and one of three members of the CPO Rising Hall of Fame Charter Class of 2016. On Day 1 of the event, Gregg sat on a lively CPO Panel Discussion: Procurement Agility in the Age of Innovation, where...

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New Webinar – CPO Rising 2016: The Art and Science of Procurement

As our readers know, CPO Rising is the name of this website, but it is also the name of both our annual CPO research study and event. Well, I am happy to say that the report is ready to be published at the end of the month. We will also be hosting a webinar that will provide a...

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CPO News – May 13, 2016

Wai Mun Wong Named VP of Global Supply Management at Carlson Wagonlit Travel Late last month, Hospitalitynet.org reported that Wai Mun Wong had been named Vice President of Global Supply Management, Asia-Pacific, at Carlson Wagonlit Travel in Singapore. Wong had previously served as Director of Supplier Management, SEA and HKG, at Carlson Wagonlit when she joined the...

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CPO Rising 2016 Recap: The CEO’s View of Procurement

On Day 1 of Ardent Partners’ inaugural CPO Rising procurement executive summit, Louie Psallidas, President and CEO of Uno Restaurants, delivered a keynote presentation entitled, “The CEO’s View of Procurement: Strategies to Engage the C-Suite.” Although the audience at the event was predominantly procurement and supply chain focused, Louie delivered what may have been one of the most valuable...

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SAP Ariba Live Case Study: What AbbVie’s Spend Data “Tells” It

On Day 1 of SAP Ariba’s annual user conference, SAP Ariba Live 2016 in Las Vegas, the Ardent Partners analyst team sat in on a presentation entitled, Spend Analysis: What Your Data is Telling You and Why It’s Worth Listening. For more than an hour, several presenters from the pharmaceutical and energy/utilities industries shared very familiar pain points,...

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How New or Improved Technologies Can Transform Procurement – P2P

As Chief Procurement Officers (“CPOs”) and procurement practitioners move into 2016, they have the need and the capability for advanced technology solutions to automate and link the source-to-settle process – upstream, strategic sourcing and downstream, procure-to-pay (“P2P”). Digital, automated supply management solutions can help overworked and understaffed procurement teams scale resources and extend their power and...

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What Will Take CPOs and Procurement Organizations to the “Next Level?” New/Improved Technology

Editor’s Note: Today, we’re previewing the second report in a series of reports entitled CPO Game Changers – Volume 2: New/Improved Technology, sponsored by Zycus and available for download here (registration required). In 2016, procurement organizations as a whole and Chief Procurement Officers (“CPOs”) in particular frequently find themselves in the untenable position of having to enhance their...

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Technology Round-Up – April 28, 2016

IQN Partners with Bartech Group on Workforce Management Solutions On April 13, IQN, a Colorado-based provider of contingent workforce management (CWM) solutions, announced that it has “extended and expanded” its partnership with Bartech Group, a Michigan-based managed service provider (MSP), to provide its customers with the best of both worlds. Under this greater partnership, IQN will combined...

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