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Call for Speakers for the CPO Rising 2018 Summit

Our Call for Speakers for the CPO Rising 2018 Summit Ardent Partners has already started looking for Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) and other procurement executives from all industries and geographies to deliver keynote presentations, lead breakout sessions, participate on an executive panel, or host a Roundtable discussion at the CPO Rising 2018 Summit to be held on...

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Instant Analysis: ADP Acquires WorkMarket…But What Does This Mean for the Future of Work?

Ardent’s latest research study, The State of Contingent Workforce Management: The Convergence of Talent, Technology, and the Future of Work, found that 40% of today’s total workforce is considered non-employee by employers. This is a figure that includes professional services, independent contractors, flexible workers, freelancers, temporary staff, and robotics. As such, it makes perfect sense that industry...

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ISM 2017 Round-Up: Top Five Highlights from Orlando

Last week, Andrew Bartolini and I had the great pleasure of attending the Institute for Supply Management’s 102nd annual conference in sunny (and muggy) Orlando, Florida. The four-day event featured renowned procurement leaders, industry practitioners, and prestigious public figures from around the world who descended upon Disney World to learn from each other, be inspired...

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CPO Rising 2016: Better Communicating Procurement Value and 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 – A Series Introduction

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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Four Common Traits of Successful CPOs

There is no doubt that the impact of globalization has affected the procurement function in a profound manner. From core sourcing principles to supplier management processes, the evolution of business and commerce actively impacts how procurement professionals do their jobs. As new technologies emerge and the standards of business change, Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) and...

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Twelve Things We Learned About the Non-Employee Workforce in 2015, Part I

CPO Rising is counting down the top ten things that the industry learned about the non-employee workforce in 2015. From aspects related to functional prowess (think: collaboration) to advancements in technology and the art of talent engagement, 2015 was an exciting year for a growing, evolving workforce that shows no signs of slowing down in...

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The CPO Scorecard – How to Keep Score in Procurement

“Selecting the right metrics and gaining credibility for them is much more important than the numbers themselves.” - Chief Procurement Officer, Financial Services Company Businesses measure their revenues and profits for a reason – because they matter. These numbers matter to employees, they matter to owners and shareholders, and they matter to customers and suppliers....

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Five Things Every Company Should Know About Total Workforce Management

Many businesses have mixed emotions regarding the growth and evolution of the contingent workforce management (CWM) industry. With its rampant growth, growing complexities, and the wealth of technologies and solutions available to the modern enterprise, it can sometimes be a bit frightening to not only think of the multifaceted approach required to manage non-employee workers...

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How to Transform Procurement in Five Steps – Step Two: Processes

Procurement transformation has become a familiar topic here on CPO Rising, particularly over the past couple of years when it has become increasingly clear that what got procurement departments where they are may not get them where they need to go. Ardent Partners believes that Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) and other procurement leaders need to...

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