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Innovation  // Posts tagged as "Innovation"

Webinar! Strategic Spend Management: Best-in-Class Strategies for CPO Success

Join Ardent Partners’ Chief Research Officer, Andrew Bartolini, and special guests from BuyerQuest and Kimberly-Clark in an exclusive webinar on Wednesday, September 27th at 2 PM ET, sponsored by BuyerQuest, where they will discuss the Best-in-Class strategies to improve spend management. Click here to register! Spend under Management refers to the percentage of total enterprise spend (which is comprised of...

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CPO Rising 2017: Technology Mastery

There is a very clear difference between doing something and doing something well. This concept rings true for the users of supply management technology who, by and large, struggle to use it well. Getting a team to consistently use technology to deliver dependable results is more difficult than it would seem; and empirical research on...

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Meet the Speakers of CPO Rising 2017! Introducing Tom Linton

Today’s article is the next installment in Ardent Partners’ “Meet the Speakers of CPO Rising 2017” series, featuring Tom Linton, Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officer at Flex. Tom will give a Day 1 keynote address entitled, “The Evolving Imperative of Operating in Real Time.” We sat down with Tom recently to discuss his work at Flex, its...

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Learn from the Best: Great Speakers Fill the Agenda at the CPO Rising 2017 Summit

Learn from and Network with Top Chief Procurement Officers It may not surprise you, but I honestly believe that the speaker roster we’re assembling for our CPO Rising 2017 Summit is unrivaled and even better than last year’s star-studded lineup. As you know by now, on November 8 and 9, Ardent Partners will host the CPO Rising...

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ANNOUNCING: The Fifth Annual “State of Contingent Workforce Management” Research Study

It’s no secret that the world of work is changing and evolving, seemingly, by the day. From the rampant growth of the non-employee workforce (which comprises 38% of today’s total workforce) to the greater impact of the Gig Economy, today’s contingent workforce management (CWM) programs must be primed, ready, and prepared for a new era...

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CPO News – August 4, 2017

Editor’s Note: On November 8 & 9, 2017, a select group of Chief Procurement Officers and other business leaders will come together at the Harvard Club in Boston’s Back Bay for the CPO Rising 2017 Summit, an executive symposium brought to you by Ardent Partners. The unparalleled speaker panel will highlight procurement-led innovation within the enterprise and across...

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Technology Round-Up – August 3, 2017

Ardent’s Technology Round-Up returns today with another assortment of supply management technology news and updates from the past month to share with our community. Today’s theme – business travel and expense management! If you are a sourcing, procurement, or spend management solution provider and you have news to share with us, please drop us a note...

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Procurement-led Innovation: How do YOU Define it?

Editor’s Note: Procurement-led innovation will be a huge topic at CPO Rising 2017, Ardent’s second-annual procurement executive conference to be held at Boston’s historic Harvard Club on Nov. 8-9. Want to attend? You’re in luck! We recently extended early-bird ticket pricing – register now and take advantage of discounted admission! Innovation is such a wonderfully powerful word...

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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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Looking Back, Around, and Ahead on Procurement Technology Adoption

We recently published my twelfth annual CPO-themed report, CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade. Today’s article is part of an ongoing series focused on the report’s key findings. You can get the report here (registration required). In procurement as in other facets of business, it is important to consider the organizational mindset for action...

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