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CPO Rising 2017 Summit Perspectives – Procurement with Purpose, from SAP Ariba

This year’s CPO Rising 2017 Summit featured exciting roundtable sessions where attendees got to exchange ideas and talk about innovative strategies to help improve the performance of their procurement department. In this article series, we look to our roundtable hosts, who captured thoughts and insights from the roundtable sessions they each hosted at the Summit....

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CPO Rising 2017 Summit Perspectives – Enabling Smarter Procurement with Ivalua

This year’s CPO Rising 2017 Summit featured exciting roundtable sessions where attendees got to exchange ideas and talk about innovative strategies to help improve the performance of their procurement department. In this article series, we look to our roundtable hosts, who captured thoughts and insights from the roundtable sessions they each hosted at the Summit....

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2016 Macroeconomic Conditions Impacting Procurement – Savings in the Forefront

[Editor's Note: Today's article is a guest publication from Constantine Limberakis, Director of Product Marketing at Determine Inc. Ardent Partners is happy to review and feature guest publications from authors across the procurement and supply management industry. If you or someone you know would like to become a guest contributor, please contact us at editor at cporising dot...

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Why Procurement Effectiveness is the Foundation of Sustainable Success

Procurement capability in most organizations is hampered because purchasing decisions are beset by organizational challenges and ‘soft’ issues. In this extract from Sigi Osagie’s new book, Procurement Mojo, Sigi discusses why organizations must focus on procurement effectiveness if they want to build a credible Procurement brand and a capability to match. When we start focusing on Procurement effectiveness...

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A Proposed New Definition for “Spend under Management”

[A note from the editor: Last week, Andrew posed the question - How Do You Define Spend Under Management? - and invited others to offer up their answers because we think that it is time the procurement community to find and adopt a broadly accepted definition of the metric. Today, our first "answer," in what we...

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