• The Gold Standard – Reprise

    January 11, 2011

    The Gold Standard – Reprise

    Among other topics, Ardent Partners’ upcoming report The CFO and the CPO: One World, Two Worldviews tackles the big issue of procurement performance measurement. This article looks at a golden... Read more

  • The CPO “Bump” – Reprise

    January 10, 2011

    The CPO “Bump” – Reprise

    Our retrospective continues with a few CPO strategies While the cost of some marketing programs can be excessive, effective campaigns can pay huge dividends for many years. One of the... Read more

  • eSourcing 2.0: Making the Case – Reprise

    January 7, 2011

    eSourcing 2.0: Making the Case – Reprise

    Editor’s Note: This article kicked off one of last year’s most popular topics: eSourcing 2.0. For more than a decade, strategic sourcing consultants, professionals, and solution providers have been working... Read more

  • More eSourcing Myths – Reprise

    January 6, 2011

    More eSourcing Myths – Reprise

    Editor’s Note: We continue our look back at articles from our first year by exposing five more commonly-held eSourcing myths (or what are also commonly-used excuses to bypass eSourcing). eSourcing... Read more

  • eSourcing Myths (and How to Deconstruct Them) – Reprise

    January 5, 2011

    eSourcing Myths (and How to Deconstruct Them) – Reprise

    Editor’s Note: One of my favorite topics this past year has been eSourcing 2.0. This code/policy/doctrine was introduced in our articles, research, and presentations in 2010, but was developed over... Read more

  • 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

  • Happy New Year!

    January 3, 2011

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year! Tomorrow we celebrate CPO Rising’s one year anniversary. What an exciting year it was! First, thank you for making CPO Rising the fastest growing site in the... Read more

  • Season’s Greetings from CPO Rising!

    December 24, 2010

    Season’s Greetings from CPO Rising!

    May your savings always be implemented and your spend always well-managed. Season’s Greetings, from all of us at CPO... 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 – Software (Maintenance & Support)

    December 20, 2010

    ROA – Software (Maintenance & Support)

    In this Return on Assets series, we have previously discussed how improving the usage of sourcing/procurement software can improve your returns (here and here). Yes, software can be a huge... Read more