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Suppliers  // Posts tagged as "Suppliers"

BravoAdvantage: Taking Sourcing and Supplier Management to the “Next Level”

Ahead of BravoSolution’s user group in London this week, we caught up with Jim Wetekamp, BravoSolution’s CEO and Andrea Brody, Bravo’s new SVP of Marketing, to get a general update and discuss “BravoAdvantage,” the company’s latest release of its full strategic sourcing and supplier management suite. Bravo by the Numbers With its global footprint, it is sometimes...

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ISM at 100: The Hidden Risks Lurking Within Supplier Relationships

Ardent Partners’ analyst team attended the 100th annual Institute for Supply Management (ISM)conference in Phoenix a couple of weeks ago. Risk, in many of its forms, was a regular topic throughout the event – from Dr. Robert Gates’ opening keynote on global instability, to discussions about conflict minerals compliance, food risk, contract risk, and sustainability issues that...

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ISM at 100: Conflict Minerals Compliance – Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Ardent Partners’ analyst team attended the 100th annual Institute for Supply Management (ISM)conference in Phoenix a couple of weeks ago. Risk, in many of its forms, was a regular topic throughout the event – from Dr. Robert Gates’ opening keynote on global instability, to discussions about conflict minerals compliance, food risk, contract risk, and sustainability issues over...

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Research Preview: Collaborative Contract Management: Procurement’s Role in Enhancing Compliance and Mitigating Risk

Ardent Partners recently published a new research report, “Collaborative Contract Management: Procurement’s Role in Enhancing Compliance and Mitigating Risk.” It’s an exciting and refreshing look at how Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) and procurement teams can utilize innovations in contract management solutions to collaborate more internally and externally, increase compliance, mitigate risks, and ultimately deliver greater...

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Introducing Ardent Partners’ Collaborative Contract Management Report

Today’s article is the first in a series of articles centered on our new Collaborative Contract Managementreport, sponsored by Iasta, and available for download here [Publisher's note: The links in this article have been corrected.]. Contract management systems have long been used by procurement departments to communicate business requirements, track spend against contracts, and manage supplier relationships. But,...

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Three More Lessons Learned from the Great Carnitas Shortage of 2015

Readers may recall that in mid-January, Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) had stopped serving its popular carnitas product at roughly a third of its 1,724 restaurants because it dropped one of its pork suppliers that did not meet its “Food With Integrity” standards. According to Chipotle’s website, its pork suppliers must allow their pigs to have access to outside...

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Three Supply Management Lessons Learned from the Great Carnitas Shortage of 2015

In mid-January, many news outlets reported that Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) had stopped serving its popular carnitas product at roughly a third of its 1,724 restaurants because it dropped one of its pork suppliers that did not meet its “Food With Integrity” standards. According to Chipotle’s website, its pork suppliers must allow their pigs to have access to...

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Going Global: The Difficulties in Expanding Contingent Workforce Management Programs

Editor’s note: Interested in learning more about how the contingent workforce will continue to evolve in the year ahead? Make sure to join us on Tuesday, February 17 at 2pm for a webinar (sponsored by Beeline) that will highlight the necessary best practices for managing this category. Click here to register for the webcast. You won’t want to...

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On Cotton: Understanding Risks in the Global Supply Chain

[Publisher's note: Supply risk is a beast that wears many suits. Today, we conclude our exclusive three-part series that examines the problem of human trafficking in the global cotton supply chain.] Dressed to Kill? is a recent report that closely examines the depth and breadth of unethical and unsafe labor practices, particularly in the global...

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Four Best-in-Class Ways to “Connect the Dots” and Improve Sourcing Results in 2015

Over the past couple of months, we have been featuring analysis from our recent report, The State of Strategic Sourcing 2014: Connecting the Dots, which is now out and available. Interested readers can find the report here and here. As the subtitle of this research report implies, it is important for sourcing and procurement teams to “connect the...

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