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  • What’s Past is Prologue! – Reprise

    January 4, 2011

    What’s Past is Prologue! – Reprise

    Editor’s Note: To celebrate our first anniversary, we are sharing a few of our favorites from year one. This article kicked it all off…. We think it holds true today.... Read more

  • ROA – Yes, Suppliers Are Assets

    December 22, 2010

    ROA – Yes, Suppliers Are Assets

    Short week, short article: How many procurement departments treat their suppliers like assets? While I believe that many procurement groups act like they “own” their suppliers, based upon the terms... Read more

  • ROA – Return on Human Capital

    December 15, 2010

    ROA – Return on Human Capital

    If Streisand is correct in saying that “people who need people are the luckiest people in the world.” I want to go to Vegas with an entourage of Chief Procurement... Read more

  • ROA – Improve Your Return on Technology Assets (Strat. Sourcing)

    December 13, 2010

    ROA – Improve Your Return on Technology Assets (Strat. Sourcing)

    Two years ago this month, I caught up with the Chief Procurement Officer of a US Federal agency about her plans for the upcoming year and our discussion turned to... Read more

  • ROA – Inventory

    December 9, 2010

    ROA – Inventory

    Our original Return on Assets (“ROA”) article generally used a literal definition of assets (as opposed to an accounting one) – assets: things of value. Improving ROA is then asking,... Read more

  • MMQ – Batteries Not Included

    December 6, 2010

    MMQ – Batteries Not Included

    Batteries Not Included. If you were born before 1985, you know this phrase and it is likely to evoke memories of opening a toy gift during the holidays and having... Read more

  • The CFO and the CPO: One World

    November 18, 2010

    The CFO and the CPO: One World

    Perhaps it is because I spent the first half of my career in finance as a consultant and banker and the second half of my career dedicated to procurement (or... Read more

  • Case Study – Procurement Transformation in the Mid-market (Healthcare)

    November 8, 2010

    Case Study – Procurement Transformation in the Mid-market (Healthcare)

    Since launching Ardent Partners this summer, I have been spending a good deal of time introducing the firm to the different solution providers in the supply management space. One of... Read more

  • The Future of P2P – Networks

    November 5, 2010

    The Future of P2P – Networks

    For those that have been following this series, you’ll recall that since we had recently completed an ePayables Primer, the focus of our “Future of P2P” series has been primarily... Read more

  • Next Stop, Green

    October 6, 2010

    Next Stop, Green

    The start of this week brought me to Ottawa to present at the Canadian Public Procurement Council’s (“CPPC”) 12th annual Procurement Forum. For those of you that are not familiar... Read more

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