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Sourcing  // Posts tagged as "Sourcing"

CPO Rising 2016 Summit: Showcasing the Value of Sourcing Across All Categories

Developing and maintaining an effective sourcing program is one of many game-changers that Ardent Partners has espoused for procurement teams over the last several years. Running a sourcing program that leverages spend data and increases the share of spend under management will drive significant financial value to the enterprise’s bottom line. In general, successful organizations...

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Ardent Partners Welcomes John Zagata of Spectra Energy to CPO Rising 2016!

Editor’s Note: Over the next few weeks we will highlight some of the outstanding executives that are presenting at the CPO Rising 2016 Summit. Today we continue the series with an in-depth look at another one of our fantastic speakers. Enjoy! Ardent Partners is pleased to welcome John Zagata, Director of Indirect Goods and Services at Spectra Energy,...

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2016 Macroeconomic Conditions Impacting Procurement – Savings in the Forefront

[Editor's Note: Today's article is a guest publication from Constantine Limberakis, Director of Product Marketing at Determine Inc. Ardent Partners is happy to review and feature guest publications from authors across the procurement and supply management industry. If you or someone you know would like to become a guest contributor, please contact us at editor at cporising dot...

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Research Preview: The State of Strategic Sourcing – Best-in-Class Performance

Ardent Partners is pleased to announce the publication of The State of Strategic Sourcing 2015: The Four Pillars of Sourcing Success report. Interested readers can download this exciting and informative annual research report by clicking here. Every year, the pace of business continues to accelerate, forcing enterprise sourcing teams to adapt to changes and shifts within global...

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Herding Cats is not a Strategy: Move Beyond Tactics to Align for Procurement Success (Webinar)

When your workday is consumed by the tactics of managing procurement, it’s nearly impossible to look ahead and plan an organizational strategy for success. Join our expert panel as they discuss procurement best practices and coming trends for putting practical strategies into place. You’ll walk away with everything you need to prepare yourself (and your...

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BravoSolution: Setting Its Sights on 2016 with Source-to-Settle Innovation

Recently, the analyst team at Ardent Partners sat down with BravoSolution’s President and CEO, Jim Wetekamp, Vice President of Global Marketing, Andrea Brody, and Chief Strategy Officer, Florian Winterstein, for an overview of the company’s recent performance and a detailed discussion of the latest release of BravoAdvantage, the company’s solution suite. Readers may recall that in June, BravoSolution first...

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Technology Round-Up – January 21, 2016

Join us on March 29 & 30, 2016 at the Harvard Club of Boston for CPO Rising 2016: The Event. This executive summit will bring together business executives and supply management leaders for a day and a half of keynote presentations and panel discussions on the issues that they face today. CPOs and procurement practitioners will...

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Technology Round-Up – December 10, 2015

SciQuest Updates Spend Automation Suite with Strategic Sourcing Capabilities Last week, North Carolina-based SciQuest (Nasdaq: SQI), which offers automated spend management solutions for procurement practitioners, announced that it has updated its spend automation suite with a number of strategic sourcing capabilities to make it an end-to-end platform. According to SciQuest officials, the new release integrates Spend Radar, which...

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What is the State of Strategic Sourcing in 2015? Access the Report and Find Out!

Ardent Partners is pleased to announce the publication of The State of Strategic Sourcing 2015: The Four Pillars of Sourcing Success report. Interested readers can download this exciting and informative annual research report by clicking here. In 2015, Chief Procurement Officers (“CPOs”) and other sourcing and procurement leaders operate within a global business environment home to many...

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CPO News – November 6, 2015

Garwood Becomes Corporate VP of Procurement at Rand Logistics Earlier this fall, Rand Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOG), a New York-based bulk shipping services provider that serves the Great Lakes region, announced that it has appointed Christopher J. Garwood as its new Corporate Vice President of Procurement, effective immediately. In his new role, Mr. Garwood will be responsible for all indirect...

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