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Sourcing  // Posts tagged as "Sourcing"

eSourcing: Five Lessons Learned from Gregg Brandyberry

Today, we highlight 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. On Day 1 of Ardent Partners’ inaugural CPO Rising Procurement Executive Summit, Gregg sat on a lively CPO Panel Discussion: Procurement Agility in the Age of...

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How to Counter the “Unknown Unknowns” in Supply Risk Management

Some of the most interesting facets of supply risk management revolve around the unknown – what could happen, under what circumstances, what the impact could be, and what to do about it. Many people lose sleep over the unknowns in their professional (and personal) lives, at least until they have nailed down some specifics and...

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SAP Ariba Live Case Study: What AbbVie’s Spend Data “Tells” It

On Day 1 of SAP Ariba’s annual user conference, SAP Ariba Live 2016 in Las Vegas, the Ardent Partners analyst team sat in on a presentation entitled, Spend Analysis: What Your Data is Telling You and Why It’s Worth Listening. For more than an hour, several presenters from the pharmaceutical and energy/utilities industries shared very familiar pain points,...

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Technology Round-Up – April 28, 2016

IQN Partners with Bartech Group on Workforce Management Solutions On April 13, IQN, a Colorado-based provider of contingent workforce management (CWM) solutions, announced that it has “extended and expanded” its partnership with Bartech Group, a Michigan-based managed service provider (MSP), to provide its customers with the best of both worlds. Under this greater partnership, IQN will combined...

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CPO Rising 2016 Recap: Preparing for and Managing Through Global Supply Risk

On Tuesday, March 29th, attendees at CPO Rising 2016: the Agility Agenda, got to hear former CPO, procurement “luminary”, and CPO Rising “Hall of Fame” inductee, Harold “Hal” Good deliver a breakout presentation on the CPO Threat Matrix: Preparing for and Managing Through Global Supply Risk. As a public-sector procurement pro with nearly 30 years of experience, including the...

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CPO Rising 2016 Recap: Managing Supplier Risk in a Tough Global Climate

On Tuesday, March 29th, we had the pleasure of hearing Robert “Bob” Kane speak at the CPO Rising 2016 Summit here in Boston. He delivered a fascinating breakout presentation on Supply Chain Risk: Managing Supplier Risk in a Tough Global Climate. Bob knows a thing or two about managing supplier risk – he’s the Vice President of Procurement, Sourcing,...

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A CPO and a Diplomat’s View of Supply Risk Management

One of the realities of the modern business environment is that Chief Procurement Officers (“CPOs”) and their teams increasingly must dive into the murky and ever expanding waters of supply risk and get their hands dirty. The further they dive, the dirtier their hands can get; but this is not only their job in 2016,...

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How New or Improved Technologies Can Transform Procurement – Supplier Management

As Chief Procurement Officers (“CPOs”) and procurement practitioners move into 2016, they have the need and the capability for advanced technology solutions to automate and link the source-to-settle process – upstream, strategic sourcing and downstream, procure-to-pay (“P2P”). Digital, automated supply management solutions can help overworked and understaffed procurement teams scale resources and extend their power and...

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CPO News – April 8, 2016

Editor’s Note: Welcome to another edition of CPO News! Just a week ago, we capped off our inaugural and highly successful CPO Rising procurement executive summit where we met over a hundred CPOs, procurement leaders, and practitioners. We’re still jazzed from the day and a half event, where it was crystal clear to all who attended...

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Bob Kane: an “Old School” CPO with a “New School” Style

Ardent Partners is pleased to welcome Robert “Bob” Kane to CPO Rising 2016 today in Boston, where he will give a talk on Managing Risk in a Global Supply Chain. Join this session to hear the unique, but timely, story of a “start-up” CPO and his approach to supplier development and supply risk management. In many ways, Bob...

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