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

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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Exostar: Enhancing Security for Source-to-Settle Solutions

The Ardent Partners analyst team recently sat down with Tim Zullo, Marketing Director, and Mark Hogan,Product Manager, of Exostar, a Northern Virginia based provider of secure source-to-pay solutions for heavily regulated industries, who briefed us on what the company has been up to recently and what its plans are for the year ahead. Background Exostar began as a...

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Are Your Supply Management Processes “Fail-safe?”

When things don’t go according to plans, the unprepared are often forced to act as mere spectators left to “grin and bear it,” while hoping that either no one notices or that the impact of the issue is not devastating. If you’re in charge of toilet flow and general construction in the Olympic Village, your mistakes are covered by...

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