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CPO Shop Talk  // Posts tagged as "CPO Shop Talk"

Procurement Influencer Series: Jack Mulloy of BuyerQuest – Part I

Editor’s Note: The following is a transcript of an interview by Andrew Bartolini with Jack Mulloy, CEO of BuyerQuest. Some of the questions have been edited for brevity and clarity. Jack Mulloy has spent the better part of his career in the enterprise procurement space. After earning his BS in Business, Accounting, and Management from Miami University...

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The CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade Report… is Now Available

We recently published my twelfth annual CPO-themed report, CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade, which is part of an ongoing dialogue that my team and I have had with Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) and other procurement leaders for more than a decade (I began writing a version of this report in 2006). Over the next few...

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Miss Any of These Events This Spring? Catch Up, Today!

Editor’s Note: It’s been a busy few months here at Ardent Partners, and the Memorial Day Weekend has given us a chance to pause and reflect on the ground that we’ve covered since March. In the span of three months, the Ardent analyst team has attended nearly a dozen events and has produced some valuable...

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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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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 Rising 2016 is History!

I’ve spent the past 17 years of my professional career focused on driving the procurement profession forward. I have been and continue to be very personally invested in this cause too (just ask my wife). In this period of time, we have collectively seen the procurement profession take many great strides forward, but also a...

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Voice of the CPO: Highlights from the CPO Rising 2016 Summit

Missed the event? Hear the highlights! Register for our complimentary webinar on April 12 at 2:00 PM EST (click to register). On March 29 and 30, more than 130 Chief Procurement Officers and other procurement professionals came together in Boston for “CPO Rising 2016,” an executive symposium brought to you by Ardent Partners. During this day-and-a-half...

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Bob Kane: an “Old School” CPO with a “New School” Style

Ardent Partners is pleased to welcome Robert “Bob” Kane to CPO Rising 2016 today in Boston, where he will give a talk on Managing Risk in a Global Supply Chain. Join this session to hear the unique, but timely, story of a “start-up” CPO and his approach to supplier development and supply risk management. In many ways, Bob...

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CPO Rising 2016 Summit: Sourcing, Supply Risk, and Contract Management

The modern procurement executive must focus on a number of functional areas in order to remain competitive in today’s business world. This includes tasks like managing supplier relationships, sourcing the right materials at the right time, managing an increasing level of supply risk, and ensuring that supplier contracts are truly beneficial for the enterprise. The...

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