• Five Considerations When Selecting a Business Network

    February 25, 2013

    Five Considerations When Selecting a Business Network

    Supplier networks have existed for many years and over the initial years slowly gained in popularity. Today, however, these networks are a quickly growing trend and an increasingly cost effective... Read more

  • Send a Lieutenant

    February 22, 2013

    Send a Lieutenant

    From the Archives (May 19, 2010) but, with a few updates: This one is worth another look if simply for the picture – Wow! In January of 2007, “Mister Softee”... Read more

  • Bring a Lieutenant

    February 19, 2013

    Bring a Lieutenant

    From the Archives (May, 18, 2010 but, with a few updates): I was recently reminded of this article as I exchanged notes with the the CPO profiled in this article... Read more

  • Concentra: An ePayables Case Study

    February 15, 2013

    Concentra: An ePayables Case Study

    Concentra is a health care company that provides occupational medicine, urgent care, physical therapy, and wellness services to workers and the general public from 308 medical centers in 40 states.... Read more

  • CPO Rising: Keeping Score (Webinar)

    February 14, 2013

    CPO Rising: Keeping Score (Webinar)

    Over the past few weeks, I have been sharing key findings from Ardent Partners’ latest research report, CPO Rising: Keeping Score. And, I will continue to share findings going forward.... Read more

  • From CPO to EVP & Global Head of Business Services

    February 12, 2013

    From CPO to EVP & Global Head of Business Services

    In January, 2010, I made a series of predictions for the decade ahead in the second article ever published on this site. The first prediction was: Many of today’s leading... Read more

  • The Value of Accounts Payable

    February 8, 2013

    The Value of Accounts Payable

    Another great article from Vishal Patel, the research director in charge of all ePayables research at Ardent Partners. He is also the editor-in-chief of Payables Place, a site that is... Read more

  • When Collaboration is Not a Main Focus

    February 7, 2013

    When Collaboration is Not a Main Focus

    Over the last few articles, we have looked at collaboration – first I looked at collaboration from the CPO’s perspective and then, Vishal looked at it from the accounts payable... Read more

  • Driving Savings: How to Use the Category Sourcing Scorecard

    February 4, 2013

    Driving Savings: How to Use the Category Sourcing Scorecard

    In 2012, our Category Sourcing Scorecard series was one of the most popular. As a reminder the Scorecard was a tool developed by Ardent Partners to help sourcing teams prioritize... Read more

  • Stop, Collaborate & Listen

    January 31, 2013

    Stop, Collaborate & Listen

    Today, I am pleased to welcome Vishal Patel back to these pages. Vishal will be a more frequent contributor to CPO Rising in 2013, which is good news for everyone.... Read more