• CPO Bracketology – Day Two

    March 22, 2012

    CPO Bracketology – Day Two

    What is the best CPO tool or strategy in 2012? Our field of 32 determines this year’s champion Yes folks, it’s March Madness, Chief Procurement Officer Style, where the different... Read more

  • CPO Rising 2012 Tournament – First Round, First Games

    March 21, 2012

    CPO Rising 2012 Tournament – First Round, First Games

    What is the best CPO tool or strategy in 2012? Our field of 32 determines this year’s champion Yes folks, it’s March Madness, Chief Procurement Officer Style, where the different... Read more

  • CPO Rising Tournament 2012

    March 19, 2012

    CPO Rising Tournament 2012

    What is the best CPO tool or strategy in 2012? Our field of 32 determines this year’s champion Yes folks, it’s March Madness, Chief Procurement Officer Style, where the different... Read more

  • Spring Cleaning 2012

    March 16, 2012

    Spring Cleaning 2012

    It hit 70 degrees in Boston this week at the end of what has been an unusually warm winter. With the official start of spring next week, now is the... Read more

  • Half Full or Half Empty? The State of Spend Analysis in 2012

    March 14, 2012

    Half Full or Half Empty? The State of Spend Analysis in 2012

    Despite my somewhat strident tone in the last two articles that focused on The State of Spend Analysis in 2012 (article 1 and article 2), I continue to be impressed... Read more

  • The State of Spend Analysis in 2012 (2)

    March 12, 2012

    The State of Spend Analysis in 2012 (2)

    In our introduction to The State of Spend Analysis in 2012, we flowed from sourcing seamlessly into spend analysis to make a point. Thinking about sourcing without spend analysis is... Read more

  • 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