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  • A CPO with a Great Foundation

    December 16, 2011

    A CPO with a Great Foundation

    Publisher’s Note: This report is now available in the Ardent Partners library at a substantial discount. Click here to learn more. Kevin Clearie’s path to becoming a Chief Procurement Officer started... Read more

  • Chief Procurement Officer: The Position

    December 14, 2011

    Chief Procurement Officer: The Position

    Publisher’s Note: This report is now available in the Ardent Partners library at a substantial discount. Click here to learn more. The following is an excerpt from one of our recent... Read more

  • Becoming a Chief Procurement Officer

    December 12, 2011

    Becoming a Chief Procurement Officer

    Publisher’s Note: This report is now available in the Ardent Partners library at a substantial discount. Click here to learn more. When you were a kid, what did you want to... Read more

  • Keeping Time

    December 8, 2011

    Keeping Time

    While our last article, Making Music, was based on a real-world scenario (huge disconnect between two groups in large company) that I recently experienced while working with one client, the... Read more

  • Making Music

    December 6, 2011

    Making Music

    I was recently involved in a very interesting situation where one group (“Group 1”) within a large global company pursued an opportunity that it felt it was equipped to support.... Read more

  • CPO Shop Talk (1) An Adoption Roundtrip (2) Webinar Nov 1 (3) Market Alert

    October 28, 2011

    CPO Shop Talk (1) An Adoption Roundtrip (2) Webinar Nov 1 (3) Market Alert

    (1) An Adoption Roundtrip Over a home-cooked team dinner (asian fusion) at one Chief Procurement Officer’s house this week, I fell into a discussion with a Director of Direct regarding... Read more

  • Q&A with Daniel Warn, CPO of BCBSRI (2)

    October 24, 2011

    Q&A with Daniel Warn, CPO of BCBSRI (2)

    Our CPOs on the Rise series continues today with Part Two of a Q&A with another “friend of the site” – Daniel Warn (Part One is found here). Dan is... Read more

  • CPO & CFO: Building a More Perfect Union

    October 19, 2011

    CPO & CFO: Building a More Perfect Union

    We keep finding ourselves drawn to the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) – Chief Procurement Officer (“CPO”) relationship story because it is one of the most difficult and challenging within the... Read more

  • Q&A with Daniel Warn, CPO of BCBSRI (1)

    October 17, 2011

    Q&A with Daniel Warn, CPO of BCBSRI (1)

    Last month I had the opportunity to participate in a webinar that focused on the issues of procurement performance and procurement value and the fundamental differences that exist between the... Read more

  • CPOs on the Rise in 2011: Calling all Suppliers

    October 3, 2011

    CPOs on the Rise in 2011: Calling all Suppliers

    CPOs on the Rise in 2011 continues – In our last article we introduced you to an EMEA-based Chief Procurement Officer who works for a company that operates in 38... Read more