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Sourcing  // Posts tagged as "Sourcing"

Introducing the State of Strategic Sourcing 2015 Research Report!

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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What the Defense Contract Management Agency can Teach us about Better Buying

In an article from Federal News Radio, it was reported that the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) is seeking to improve and standardize decision making among its geographically dispersed network of buyers, as well as better manage the performance of defense sub-contractors and second-tier suppliers. Both efforts are part of a larger, Department of Defense (DoD)-wide procurement initiative known...

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Technology Round-Up – October 8, 2015

Tradeshift Enters the eProcurement Market Last week, Tradeshift announced the launch of a new eProcurement solution, Tradeshift Buy, a solution that includes product catalogs, a virtual store, and the collaboration capabilities that are commonplace in Tradeshift products. This is the first procurement-specific solution released on the Tradeshift network, and joins its supplier risk management, accounts...

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Gain a Competitive Edge with eSourcing (Webinar)

Join Ardent Partners and Selectica on Thursday, September 10 at 12:00 PM EST for this free webinar on the value of eSourcing and Supplier-Centric Strategic Sourcing. Register here! For quite some time, the modern business environment has moved at such a pace that enterprises that “go it alone” have been unable to keep up. Innovation, market changes, consumer demand, and a...

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Research Preview: Five Transformative Strategies to Unlock More Procurement Value – Part II

Today’s article is the second of two articles from a report that we recently published, entitled, Five Transformative Strategies to Unlock More Procurement Value, sponsored by BravoSolution and available for free download by clicking here. The current generation of procurement professionals has witnessed first-hand a period of unrivaled advances for their profession as market forces and new technologies combined to pull procurement...

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Devil’s Advocate: Does Ethical/Sustainable Sourcing Matter in Procurement?

One of the lessons I learned some years ago in becoming an analyst is to challenge your assumptions – to flip what you think you know about a problem upside down and view it from the opposite perspective to expose any holes or flaws in your analysis. Another lesson I learned is to ask yourself,...

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Technology Round-Up – July 29, 2015

Coupa Continues to Grow Customer Base, Revenues, and Workforce Earlier last month, Coupa, the San Francisco-based provider of cloud-based spend management solutions, announced a number of performance metrics for Q1 2015 that demonstrate continued growth in its customer base, revenues, and workforce. For starters, Coupa continues to grow its global customer base and subscription rate, posting the...

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Upcoming Webinar: CPO Game Changer Series: Volume 1: Early Engagement

Ardent Partners and Zycus are collaborating on a research and webinar series focused on the strategies that can help CPOs elevate their organizations to the next level of performance. This Wednesday, July 29 at 2:00 PM, Andrew Bartolini, Chief Research Officer of Ardent Partners, and Richard Waugh, Vice President of Corporate Development of Zycus, will kick off this series...

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CPO News – July 7, 2015

Vora Ventures Names Carol Hays as VP of Strategic Sourcing Services On June 11, Vora Ventures, a Cincinnati-based private-equity firm that invests in up and coming IT providers, announced that it has named Carol Hays Vice President of Strategic Sourcing Solutions for one of Vora Ventures’ subsidiaries, KoncertIT. In her new role, Hays will bring her nearly 40 years...

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Three Strategies for Collaborative Sourcing

The speed and complexity of business has been increasing in recent years and shows no sign of slowing down. New geographies and supply markets have opened up; innovative technologies have hit the market; and product life cycles are becoming shorter as a result. Opportunities to offer new and exciting products, increase market share, and reap handsome...

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