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

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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CPO Rising 2016 Summit: Showcasing the Value of Sourcing Across All Categories

Developing and maintaining an effective sourcing program is one of many game-changers that Ardent Partners has espoused for procurement teams over the last several years. Running a sourcing program that leverages spend data and increases the share of spend under management will drive significant financial value to the enterprise’s bottom line. In general, successful organizations...

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Ardent Partners Welcomes Harold “Hal” Good, Procurement Luminary, to CPO Rising 2016!

Editor’s Note: Over the next few weeks we will highlight some of the outstanding executives that are presenting at the CPO Rising 2016 Summit. Today we continue the series with an in-depth look at another one of our fantastic speakers. Enjoy! Ardent Partners is pleased to welcome Harold “Hal” Good, a lifelong procurement practitioner and procurement “luminary”,...

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CPO Insider: Four Lessons Learned, Our CPO Reflects Part I

Over the past four months, Ardent Partners has presented one Chief Procurement Officer’s insightful and fascinating foray into a procurement outsourcing project that has gone terribly wrong. [Readers can review all eleven articles in the “CPO Insider” series by clicking here.] What started out as a larger corporate initiative to reduce headcount and increase savings and efficiencies devolved...

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Ardent Partners Welcomes Jacob Larsen of Maersk Group to CPO Rising 2016!

Editor’s Note: Over the next few weeks we will highlight some of the outstanding executives that are presenting at the CPO Rising 2016 Summit. Today we continue the series with an in-depth look at another one of our fantastic speakers. Enjoy! Ardent Partners is pleased to welcome Jacob Gorm Larsen, Head of Digital Procurement at Maersk Group, as...

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CPO Insider: Procurement Outsourcing (Episode 11) – Situation Normal….

In many ways, our upcoming event, The CPO Rising 2016 Summit, epitomizes the research and work we have done for years, working with, advising, and surveying thousands of Chief Procurement Officers (“CPOs”) with the aim of producing the type of insight that helps procurement teams improve their operations and results. As a prelude to our...

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CPO Insider: Procurement Outsourcing (Episode 10) – Fast & Furious

In many ways, our upcoming event, The CPO Rising 2016 Summit, epitomizes the research and work we have done for years, working with, advising, and surveying thousands of Chief Procurement Officers (“CPOs”) with the aim of producing the type of insight that helps procurement teams improve their operations and results. As a prelude to our...

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