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  • SM Technology Adoption 2011 – Other Solutions

    August 26, 2011

    SM Technology Adoption 2011 – Other Solutions

    Our ongoing Adoption series continues – but, before drilling down into why the different supply management technology adoption rates are what they are, we wanted to present the market adoption... Read more

  • Supply Management Technology Adoption 2011

    August 24, 2011

    Supply Management Technology Adoption 2011

    As part of our ongoing Adoption series, today we present the market adoption rates by enterprises of the primary supply management applications used to support the Source-to-Settle process. I make... Read more

  • User Adoption Webinar

    August 22, 2011

    User Adoption Webinar

    Editor’s Note: An archive of this webinar is available by clicking here (registration required) Our recent Adoption Series, seen by clicking here, will continue this week with a look at... Read more

  • Savings and Everything After

    August 18, 2011

    Savings and Everything After

    Dateline Boston 2011: Analyst firm, Ardent Partners’ recent research shows that savings is the top business pressure driving Chief Procurement Officers to perform… Stop the Presses![i] Yes, it is true.... Read more

  • Honey Laundering

    August 16, 2011

    Honey Laundering

    On Monday, this small story (hat tip: Susan) that sits at the intersection of globalization, sourcing, international crime, corporate conspiracy, food supply, and supply risk captured my attention. The story... Read more

  • State of the CPO – Reporting Structure

    August 11, 2011

    State of the CPO – Reporting Structure

    Our “State of the Chief Procurement Officer” discussion, focusing on Ardent Partners’ latest research report, CPO Rising 2011: Innovative Ideas for the Decade Ahead, continues today. It is no accident... Read more

  • The State of the CPO – 2011

    August 9, 2011

    The State of the CPO – 2011

    Amidst two other series – CPOs on the Rise and Adoption – we will also dedicate several articles to discussing Ardent Partners’ latest research report, CPO Rising 2011: Innovative Ideas... Read more

  • Case Study from the Collaborative Sourcing Report

    August 4, 2011

    Case Study from the Collaborative Sourcing Report

    In our last article, we discussed Ardent Partners’ recent report focused on Collaborative Sourcing which we define as the process “which blends traditional sourcing approaches with more robust category strategies,... Read more

  • Collaborative Sourcing

    August 2, 2011

    Collaborative Sourcing

    The value driven by the average sourcing team over the last decade has, in many cases, been significant and transformative. But, competitive forces at play in a rapidly changing business... Read more

  • The Adoption Series (3) – “Bridging” the Gap

    July 28, 2011

    The Adoption Series (3) – “Bridging” the Gap

    Take a second and think about a bridge, any bridge, your favorite bridge if you have one (do people have favorite bridges?). Although I’ve spent a fair amount of time... Read more