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Suppliers  // Posts tagged as "Suppliers"

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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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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