• The State of Spend Analysis in 2012

    March 9, 2012

    The State of Spend Analysis in 2012

    We recently discussed the importance of having and maintaining a sourcing pipeline, arguing that “that the development of a sourcing pipeline remains one of the most important activities for any... Read more

  • Research Survey: ePayables 2012 – State of the AP Market

    March 8, 2012

    Research Survey: ePayables 2012 – State of the AP Market

    Today’s article from Vishal Patel, Research Director at Ardent Partners is more of a request to participate in our one large AP-themed market research effort. Please read the whole article,... Read more

  • CPO News – March 7, 2012

    March 7, 2012

    CPO News – March 7, 2012

    L’Oreal’s CPO is Rising – Barbara Lavernos Takes Top Post Breaking News: Barbara Lavernos, Chief Procurement Officer for the L’Oréal Group has just been appointed the Managing Director of “L’Oréal Luxe... Read more

  • Sourcing Pipelines

    March 2, 2012

    Sourcing Pipelines

    While Chief Procurement Officers have begun to favor collaboration more and more as a main strategy to drive savings each year, sourcing and supplier negotiations remain the primary (but, not... Read more

  • And the Winner Is….. (Supplier Edition)

    February 29, 2012

    And the Winner Is….. (Supplier Edition)

    Last time, I discussed the value of awarding individuals and teams in the procurement organization for their performance over the course of a year. Today, we’ll look at the value/opportunity in... Read more

  • And the Winner is…..

    February 27, 2012

    And the Winner is…..

    Last night, millions in the US and around the globe gathered around their televisions (and computers?) to watch the 84th Annual Academy Awards. According to ‘The Academy,’ “The Oscars reward... Read more

  • Gambling on Suppliers

    February 23, 2012

    Gambling on Suppliers

    We’ve focused on supply risk in a few of our recent articles, including the last one entitled Supply Risk Roulette. As I began writing that last article, I was convinced... Read more

  • P2P Fun and Games

    February 17, 2012

    P2P Fun and Games

    Ahead of the long weekend, we’ll take a break from the supply risk theme and offer up a bit of P2P fun (and games) in the form of today’s article... Read more

  • Thai Floods: Supply Risk Flowing Across an Industry

    February 15, 2012

    Thai Floods: Supply Risk Flowing Across an Industry

    Last time, we discussed why we think that Supply Risk Will Continue to Impact Companies in 2012 and used the Thailand Floods as an example of an environmental disaster that... Read more

  • Supply Risk Will Continue to Impact Companies in 2012

    February 13, 2012

    Supply Risk Will Continue to Impact Companies in 2012

    I completed a webinar last week on the “Seven Key Trends that Will Impact Procurement in 2012” (an audio recording is here (no registration) for now and the slides may... Read more