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eSourcing 2.0  // Posts tagged as "eSourcing 2.0"

Beyond Price: Finding the Right Suppliers Using Sophisticated Sourcing Strategies

Editor’s Note: Ardent Partners recently published a new sourcing-themed report, Beyond Price: Finding the Right Suppliers Using Sophisticated Sourcing Strategies, sponsored by EC Sourcing Group. If you would like to access the report, it is available for download here (registration required). During the sourcing process, procurement teams need to consider a range of qualitative factors in...

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

Editor’s Note: Today on CPO Rising, we revisit 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. Ardent Partners will induct a second CPO Rising Hall of Fame class at this year’s CPO Rising Procurement Executive Summit...

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Scanmarket: Continued Growth and an Eye on a Source-to-Settle Future

The analyst team at Ardent Partners recently sat down with Ole Nielsen, Founder and Chairman ofScanmarket A/S, a European-based provider of strategic sourcing solutions that was founded in 1999. Ole is based in Atlanta where he serves as the President & CEO Scanmarket’s North American Operations. Scanmarket Hits a Growth Spurt According to Ole, Scanmarket had a...

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CPO Rising 2016: How the Best-in-Class Leverage eSourcing for Superior Performance

Editor’s Note: Today and for the next few weeks, we will feature a series of articles based in large part on Ardent Partners’ flagship research report, CPO Rising 2016: The Art and Science of Procurement (click to download). This benchmark report, sponsored by SAP Ariba, is based on the experiences of 331 Chief Procurement Officers...

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How Source-to-Settle Solutions Manage (and Leverage) Big Data – eSourcing

In the digital age, organizations as a whole and procurement departments in particular swim in data. It is everywhere, spread across an alphabet soup of internal and external systems – some connected, some not; some refined, some not; some structured, some not. It wasn’t always this way. Twenty-five years ago, the procurement function was manual,...

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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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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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How New or Improved Technologies Can Transform Procurement – Spend Analysis and eSourcing

As Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) and procurement practitioners move into 2016, they have the needand 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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