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Ardent Partners – Supply Management Experts

Welcome!

Ardent Partners is a research and advisory firm focused on defining and advancing the supply management strategies, processes, and technologies that drive business value and accelerate organizational transformation.

Ardent Partners actively covers the supply management marketplace and produces research to help business decision-makers understand (1) industry best practices and how to improve performance and (2) the technology landscape and how to identify the best-fit solution(s) for their specific needs.

We believe our team’s first-hand experience benchmarking enterprise performance and evaluating, developing, packaging, deploying, and using supply management solutions makes us eminently qualified to advise our clients on ways to improve their operations and results.

Ardent Partners also publishes a network of sites that attract and influence key business decision makers in both procurement and finance.

CPO Rising 2015: What’s Next for Procurement?

Ardent Partners conducts one CPO-focused market research study each year and we’d like to invite you to participate in it. By taking the survey, you have an opportunity to help advance the collective knowledge of the entire procurement profession AND get a full view into the current “State of Procurement” when the report publishes. CPO RISING 2015:...

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CPO News – January 29, 2015

Editor’s note: there was so much news emanating from the procurement and supply management world this month that we decided to run two editions of Chief Procurement Officer News. Enjoy! Rutgers University Students Win Top Prize at ISM Competition In late December, three undergraduate students from Rutgers University – Dwight Gonzales, Sheryll Moser, and Alexandra Preziosi – won...

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Then and Now: A Technology Evolution Series, Part IV: Mobile Applications

CPO Rising is excited to publish an interesting series of articles focused on the evolution of technology solutions and automated platforms within the greater spend management spectrum. In each article, we’ll dive into the “then” aspect of a particular solution and explain how it benefitted enterprises years ago, and the “now”: an introspective look at...

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What Does 2015 Hold for Travel and Expense Management?

Frequent visitors to CPO Rising will know that the complex category of business travel has increasingly become a bigger line-item at the average enterprise. In fact, the current business travel industry has not seen this level of growth since long before the economic downturn of last decade. As we move into a new year, what...

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CPO News – January 23, 2015

Editor’s note: A new year brings many new hires to the procurement and supply management world. CPO Rising (and Ardent Partners) would like to congratulate them all and wish them all the best in their new roles in 2015. Cooper-Standard Hires Christine Krathwohl as VP of Global Supply Chain On January 8, Cooper-Standard Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CSP) announced...

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Then and Now: A Technology Evolution Series, Part III: Event Management

CPO Rising is excited to publish an interesting series of articles focused on the evolution of technology solutions and automated platforms within the greater spend management spectrum. In each article, we’ll dive into the “then” aspect of a particular solution and explain how it benefited enterprises years ago, and the “now”: an introspective look at how a...

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Technology Round-Up – January 21, 2015

IQNavigator Expands European Operations with New Office in Germany On January 8, IQNavigator, the Colorado-based provider of Vendor Management Solutions (VMS), announced that it is opening a new office in Munich, Germany as it seeks to expand its European operations there and in central Europe. Frank Thies will serve as IQNavigator’s country manager and sales director for the central...

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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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Then and Now: A Technology Evolution Series, Part II: Vendor Management Systems

CPO Rising is excited to publish an interesting series of articles focused on the evolution of technology solutions and automated platforms within the greater spend management spectrum. In each article, we’ll dive into the “then” aspect of a particular solution and explain how it benefited enterprises years ago, and the “now”: an introspective look at...

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Looking Ahead: Contingent Workforce (Upcoming Webinar)

ARDENT PARTNERS WEBINAR Complex Spend Management: Best Practices in Contingent Workforce Management Join Andrew Bartolini and Christopher Dwyer on February 17th at 2 PM ET as they present the key findings from Ardent’s latest research on Complex Spend Management and unveil procurement best practices for managing the contingent workforce category. Click here to register. We look...

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