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Sourcing  // Posts tagged as "Sourcing"

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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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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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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More CPO Rising 2017 Summit Themes!

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 the...

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CPO News – June 23, 2017

NIU Names Antoinette Bridges Director of Procurement Services and Contract Management Last week, Northern Illinois University named Antoinette Bridges as its newest Director of Procurement Services and Contract Management, effective July 1. She is currently the Associate Director of Procurement Services and Contract Management, and in her new role will be responsible for all procurement and...

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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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SAP Ariba and IBM’s New Partnership – An Executive Q&A

Ardent’s team met with the executives at SAP Ariba and IBM to discuss the new partnership in more detail. Below is a series of questions and answers that we believe will be helpful to the customers and prospects of both companies. You may also want to read our initial coverage of the announcement and my Instant Analysis...

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Instant Analysis: SAP Ariba and IBM’s New Partnership

When is an acquisition not an acquisition? When two of the world’s largest technology companies are involved… Earlier today, SAP Ariba and IBM announced a new and unique partnership that bonds the two companies together over new cognitive procurement solutions and the migration of current IBM Emptoris customers to the Ariba solution suite and network. Ardent’s...

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SAP Ariba Partners with IBM Emptoris to Bring Cognitive Procurement to the Masses

This morning at SAP’s annual SAPPHIRE NOW conference, SAP Ariba President, Alex Atzberger announced that his company will partner with IBM Emptoris to bring cognitive procurement to the Ariba Network of more than 2.5 million users.  Ardent Partners connected with Alex and Mike O’Leary, Director, Procurement Solutions and Supply Chain Insights, IBM Watson Customer Engagement, prior to the announcement to...

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