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CPOs on the Rise  // Posts tagged as "CPOs on the Rise"

CPO News – January 22, 2016

Sprint Hires Verizon Regional President as New Chief Procurement Officer Late last year, the Kansas City Star reported that telecommunications provider, Sprint, has announced plans to hire Mariano Legaz as its newest Chief Procurement Officer (CPO). As of September, Legaz was employed with rival Verizon as its regional president, and according to the Kansas City Star, Legaz must wait...

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Ardent’s Annual CPO Survey is Live (“The Art & Science of Procurement”)

Ardent Partners conducts one CPO-focused market research study each year and we’d like to invite you to participate in it. By taking the survey, you have an opportunity to help advance the collective knowledge of the entire procurement profession AND get a full view into the current “State of Procurement” when the report publishes in March. CPO...

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Three More Things You May Not Have Known About Millennials

A couple of months ago, we published an article, The Next Generation of Procurement: The Millennials Have Shown Up to Work, in which we discussed a joint venture between the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and ThomasNet that highlighted 30 supply management leaders under the age of 30 who have been making waves within the industry (“30-under-30”). We...

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Three Things You May Not Have Known About Millennials

A couple of months ago, we published an article, The Next Generation of Procurement: The Millennials Have Shown Up to Work, in which we discussed a joint venture between the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and ThomasNet that highlighted 30 supply management leaders under the age of 30 who have been making waves within the industry (“30-under-30”). We...

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Procurement Influencer Series: Rick Hughes of GEP – Part II

In the procurement and supply management world, Rick Hughes is a seasoned veteran with more than thirty years of service and accomplishments under his belt working with some of the world’s most recognizable brands. He has seen the rise of globalization, the push to outsource, and the need to innovate and collaborate inside and outside of...

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Procurement Influencer Series: Rick Hughes of GEP – Part I

In the procurement and supply management world, Rick Hughes is a seasoned veteran with more than thirty years of service and accomplishments under his belt working with some of the world’s most recognizable brands. He has seen the rise of globalization, the push to outsource, and the need to innovate and collaborate inside and outside of...

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Procurement’s Function at NASA

Over the past several months, Ardent Partners and IBM-Emptoris have worked to bring together several best-in-class chief procurement officers around specific themes with the express aim of garnering the best ideas, strategies, and practices that these industry-renowned experts use to drive top-flight results at their respective enterprises. Each roundtable is conducted via phone, recorded, and...

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CPO News – June 15, 2015

Meritor Chief Procurement Officer Named President of Aftermarket and Trailer Division On April 30, Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR), a Troy, Michigan-based global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, named Robert Speed as President of Aftermarket & Trailer in addition to his role as Chief Procurement Officer (CPO). In his dual role, Speed...

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CPO Roundtable: Agility and High-Performing Procurement Teams

[Editor's note: I will be attending IBM Empower 2015 in San Diego this week, hosting a similar CPO panel as the one below, among other activities. If you are at the conference and want to connect, drop me a note.] Over the past several months, Ardent Partners and IBM-Emptoris have worked to bring together several best-in-class...

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CPO Rising 2015: The Agility Agenda – CPOs Can’t Afford to Go it Alone

Ardent Partners recently published my annual CPO-themed report – CPO Rising 2015: The Agility Agenda (click to download, registration required) – that is drawn from the responses of more than 300 Chief Procurement Officers and other procurement executives (as well as 26 CPO interviews) and presents a comprehensive, industry-wide view into what is happening in the world...

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