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Transformation  // Posts tagged as "Transformation"

SMBs: Getting Started with AP Automation

Our annual “State of ePayables” research survey is now open. Your responses will help us establish the Best-in-Class metrics that readers can use to benchmark the performance of their AP operations. If you have a few minutes, I encourage you to click here and take it. Thanks in advance! One interesting thing in recent years as...

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CPO Insider: Four Lessons Learned, Our CPO Reflects Part I

Over the past four months, Ardent Partners has presented one Chief Procurement Officer’s insightful and fascinating foray into a procurement outsourcing project that has gone terribly wrong. [Readers can review all eleven articles in the “CPO Insider” series by clicking here.] What started out as a larger corporate initiative to reduce headcount and increase savings and efficiencies devolved...

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CPO Insider: Procurement Outsourcing (Episode 11) – Situation Normal….

In many ways, our upcoming event, The CPO Rising 2016 Summit, epitomizes the research and work we have done for years, working with, advising, and surveying thousands of Chief Procurement Officers (“CPOs”) with the aim of producing the type of insight that helps procurement teams improve their operations and results. As a prelude to our...

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Herding Cats is not a Strategy: Move Beyond Tactics to Align for Procurement Success (Webinar)

When your workday is consumed by the tactics of managing procurement, it’s nearly impossible to look ahead and plan an organizational strategy for success. Join our expert panel as they discuss procurement best practices and coming trends for putting practical strategies into place. You’ll walk away with everything you need to prepare yourself (and your...

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How to Transform Procurement in Five Steps – Step Five: External Stakeholder Engagement

Editor’s Note: Procurement transformation will be a big topic at Ardent Partners’ CPO Rising 2016 executive symposium this spring. Join us in Boston on March 29-30 for what is shaping up to be the procurement event of the year. Register here! Procurement transformation has become a familiar topic here on CPO Rising, particularly over the past couple...

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CPO Insider: Procurement Outsourcing (Episode 10) – Fast & Furious

In many ways, our upcoming event, The CPO Rising 2016 Summit, epitomizes the research and work we have done for years, working with, advising, and surveying thousands of Chief Procurement Officers (“CPOs”) with the aim of producing the type of insight that helps procurement teams improve their operations and results. As a prelude to our...

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CPO Insider: Procurement Outsourcing (Episode 9) – The Tip of the Iceberg

In many ways, our upcoming event, The CPO Rising 2016 Summit, epitomizes the research and work we have done for years, working with, advising, and surveying thousands of Chief Procurement Officers (“CPOs”) with the aim of producing the type of insight that helps procurement teams improve their operations and results. As a prelude to our...

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Upcoming Webinar – 5 Transformative Strategies to Unlock More Procurement Value

As we head into 2016, many Chief Procurement Officers (“CPOs”) and their departments will find themselves at a crossroads, struggling to maintain their momentum while the speed and complexity of their businesses continue to accelerate. And, while the foundation of procurement’s future will be built upon the past, the strategies and approaches that drive new...

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How to Transform Procurement in Five Steps – Step Two: Processes

Procurement transformation has become a familiar topic here on CPO Rising, particularly over the past couple of years when it has become increasingly clear that what got procurement departments where they are may not get them where they need to go. Ardent Partners believes that Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) and other procurement leaders need to...

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How to Transform Procurement in Five Steps – Step One: People

Procurement transformation has become a familiar topic here on CPO Rising, particularly over the past couple of years when it has become increasingly clear that what got procurement departments where they are may not get them where they need to go. Ardent Partners believes that Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) and other procurement leaders need to...

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