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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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CPO News – September 1, 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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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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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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UPCOMING WEBINAR: What’s Ahead for Contingent Workforce Management?

There’s no doubt that, seemingly by the week, the greater realm around today’s non-employee workforce is evolving at a rapid clip. From new technologies to new engagement methods, alternative talent sources and innovative concepts breaking into a new future of work, modern procurement and HR/human capital management professionals can be overwhelmed by the prevalence of...

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CPO Rising 2017 Topic: Strategies to Build a Better CFO Relationship

Building and maintaining a healthy working relationship with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is an integral part of many Chief Procurement Officer’s (CPO’s) job — largely because many CPOs report directly to CFOs, but also because AP/Finance and Procurement are such integral partners. As a result, building better CFO-CPO relationships will be a big topic at CPO...

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CPO Rising 2017: Stepping Inside the Procurement Mindset

We recently published my twelfth annual CPO-themed report. Today’s article is part of an ongoing series focused on the report’s key findings. You can get the report here (registration required). CPO Rising 2017: Stepping Inside the Procurement Mindset Recent studies of human behavior and thinking invariably show that there are a large number of natural...

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