• ePayables 2013: AP’s New Dawn

    September 3, 2013

    ePayables 2013: AP’s New Dawn

    I am pleased to announce that Ardent Partners’ annual market research report focused on the state of accounts payable is now available from the report’s different sponsors by clicking here,... Read more

  • The Organizational Structure of AP

    August 29, 2013

    The Organizational Structure of AP

    Several years ago, the structure of accounts payable groups began to shift to more centralized models. Today, centralization remains the preferred operating model with more than 80% of all AP... Read more

  • A Collaborative Approach to Event Management

    August 27, 2013

    A Collaborative Approach to Event Management

    Business travel and corporate meetings/events are two of the largest expenditures for the average enterprise, and while procurement organizations often find the good ways to reduce costs within these two... Read more

  • An Epic Welcome to Procurement

    August 22, 2013

    An Epic Welcome to Procurement

    There’s a new meme making its way around the “internets” courtesy of a Georgia Tech sophomore’s welcome speech at this year’s Freshman Convocation. It’s less than two minutes and since... Read more

  • The Perfect Storm of Non-Traditional Talent

    August 21, 2013

    The Perfect Storm of Non-Traditional Talent

    “Talent” is a word that reflects a wide range of priorities within the modern business world. Some enterprises consider talent to be the most crucial aspect of their greater organization,... Read more

  • Contingent Labor: To Use…or Not to Use?

    August 20, 2013

    Contingent Labor: To Use…or Not to Use?

    Contingent Labor: To Use…or Not to Use? That is the question…. Frequent readers of CPO Rising will have noticed a common theme running throughout my articles focused on contingent workforce... Read more

  • The Changing View of Suppliers

    August 16, 2013

    The Changing View of Suppliers

    Today’s article is based on research from Ardent’s latest report – ePayables 2013: AP’s New Dawn, which surveyed 245 AP and finance leaders. More on the report very soon. When... Read more

  • How Are We Doing? Five Questions to Evaluate Your CWM Program

    August 14, 2013

    How Are We Doing? Five Questions to Evaluate Your CWM Program

    CPO Rising often presents content that addresses a wide variety of supply management concerns beyond the “core” or more traditional areas. As Chief Procurement Officers place more spend under management,... Read more

  • Strategic Sourcing in 2013

    August 12, 2013

    Strategic Sourcing in 2013

    What is strategic sourcing? Throughout our “Summer of Sourcing,” we’ve looked at various aspects of the sourcing process, what sourcing leaders do to be more effective than their peers, and... Read more

  • Procurement Transformation: Buzzword…or a Viable Strategy?

    August 9, 2013

    Procurement Transformation: Buzzword…or a Viable Strategy?

    Today, we’ll discuss a concept that some Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) have made a top priority over recent years: procurement transformation. Within the greater procurement and sourcing industry, new and... Read more