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Suppliers  // Posts tagged as "Suppliers"

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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Technology Round-Up – October 29, 2015

LexisNexis Acquires Legal Media Organization to Enhance Legal Risk Analysis In late July, the Dayton Business Journal reported that LexisNexis, the Dayton, Ohio-based provider of legal, media, and risk management solutions for enterprises, acquired MLex, a legal media organization that specializes in international law and regulatory compliance, for an undisclosed sum. According to company officials, MLex will complement...

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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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Top 5 Strategies to Better Manage Supply Risk

We have discussed at length how the CPO role is converging across the enterprise to include more responsibilities, and more overlap with traditionally-siloed departments, like finance, HR, Legal, Logistics, Operations, and IT. Moreover, supply risks change in scope, severity, and frequency, shaking up the traditional risk landscape. As a result, CPOs find themselves having to...

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What Diplomatic Relations with Cuba Could Mean for Chief Procurement Officers

With the recent news that the U.S. and Cuban governments are re-opening embassies in each other’s capital cities, the possibility that the U.S. and Cuba will eventually normalize economic relations with each other grows more promising. For a Millennial that has always thought of Cuba as a political, economic, and cultural relic of Communism and...

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What Can Procurement Execs Learn from “Game of Thrones”?

“Knowledge is a weapon…arm yourself well before you ride forth to battle.” From A Storm of Swords, book four of in the A Song of Fire and Ice series It’s a safe assumption to state that many of CPO Rising’s readers are fans of HBO’s landmark “Game of Thrones” television series (based on George R.R....

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CPO News – June 15, 2015

Meritor Chief Procurement Officer Named President of Aftermarket and Trailer Division On April 30, Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR), a Troy, Michigan-based global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, named Robert Speed as President of Aftermarket & Trailer in addition to his role as Chief Procurement Officer (CPO). In his dual role, Speed...

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