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Supply Risk  // Posts tagged as "Supply Risk"

ISM 2017 Conference To Tackle Global Issues, Uncertainty

In about a month, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) will host its 102nd annual conference in Orlando, Florida at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. The ISM Conference is always a big draw for procurement and supply management professionals looking to network, learn best practices from their peers, and hear inspirational speakers from inside and outside of the...

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SAP Ariba Live: Making Supply Risk Management Awesome

Earlier this week, Andrew Bartolini and I attended the annual SAP Ariba LIVE conference at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. The event is one of the industry’s largest (~3200 estimated attendees) and covers many topics and trends, like innovation, customer success stories, and inspiring words from business leaders and practitioners. This year’s Live was particularly inspiring, with speakers from...

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Exostar: Enhancing Security for Source-to-Settle Solutions

The Ardent Partners analyst team recently sat down with Tim Zullo, Marketing Director, and Mark Hogan,Product Manager, of Exostar, a Northern Virginia based provider of secure source-to-pay solutions for heavily regulated industries, who briefed us on what the company has been up to recently and what its plans are for the year ahead. Background Exostar began as a...

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Five Ways to Manage Procurement Risk with Contract Management

Editor’s Note: I was recently reminded of a conversation I had at AribaLive in Las Vegas earlier this year with a former colleague who also happens to be a lawyer. We were chatting over beverages about how interesting contract management is (no, really, we were), and how procurement practitioners can use contract management processes and systems...

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How to Counter the “Unknown Unknowns” in Supply Risk Management

Some of the most interesting facets of supply risk management revolve around the unknown – what could happen, under what circumstances, what the impact could be, and what to do about it. Many people lose sleep over the unknowns in their professional (and personal) lives, at least until they have nailed down some specifics and...

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Technology Round-Up – April 28, 2016

IQN Partners with Bartech Group on Workforce Management Solutions On April 13, IQN, a Colorado-based provider of contingent workforce management (CWM) solutions, announced that it has “extended and expanded” its partnership with Bartech Group, a Michigan-based managed service provider (MSP), to provide its customers with the best of both worlds. Under this greater partnership, IQN will combined...

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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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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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