CFO

  • The CFO and the CPO: One World, Two Worldviews

    March 18, 2011

    The CFO and the CPO: One World, Two Worldviews

    We are only in the early stages of our Chief Procurement Officers on the Rise in 2011, but before we resume, I wanted to highlight a few excerpts from my... Read more

  • The Dog Days – Reprise

    March 10, 2011

    The Dog Days – Reprise

    Revisiting an earlier article that is timelier today for our many readers in the Southern Hemisphere, who are just getting to work on a long, hot Friday in the middle... Read more

  • Early Indication: Things Are Brewing

    February 2, 2011

    Early Indication: Things Are Brewing

    Happy Groundhog Day! 125 years ago today a small group in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, found a groundhog, named him Phil and crowned “Punxsutawney Phil” as the one, “official” weather “prognosticator of... Read more

  • The CFO and the CPO: One World

    November 18, 2010

    The CFO and the CPO: One World

    Perhaps it is because I spent the first half of my career in finance as a consultant and banker and the second half of my career dedicated to procurement (or... Read more

  • Suppliers: Pay Them Now or Pay Them Later?

    November 12, 2010

    Suppliers: Pay Them Now or Pay Them Later?

    They say that “fast money makes fast friends,” but paying slow will make you friends in the finance department. As Chief Procurement Officers and their departments become more involved in... Read more

  • Free Money (Details Inside)

    November 10, 2010

    Free Money (Details Inside)

    With interest rates hovering near their all-time lows, finding a good yield on an enterprise’s cash has been all but impossible for the past few years. Things have gotten so... Read more

  • The Dog Days

    August 2, 2010

    The Dog Days

    With apologies to our growing contingent of Chief Procurement Officers and other readers based in the southern hemisphere who are hip-deep into winter – please set a reminder in your... Read more

  • Search & Engage: Ron Carcamo, Yahoo!’s CPO (Pt. 2)

    June 2, 2010

    Search & Engage: Ron Carcamo, Yahoo!’s CPO (Pt. 2)

    Last week, we provided a discussion on embedding procurement within the business. Yesterday, in Part One of this CPO Case Study, we introduced a CPO who’s gone and done it... Read more

  • “We have no specific procurement goals.”

    March 19, 2010

    “We have no specific procurement goals.”

    The title of this article was the response I received to the question “How does your CFO measure your performance?” that I posed to the director of procurement for a... Read more

  • CFO-CPO Relations: A Work in Progress

    March 8, 2010

    CFO-CPO Relations: A Work in Progress

    As someone who has worked for many years in both finance and supply management, I have always found the relationship between the CPO and the CFO (and their departments) to... Read more

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