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Sourcing  // Posts tagged as "Sourcing"

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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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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