Collaboration

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Role of CPO Remains a Work in Progress

    January 29, 2013

    The Role of CPO Remains a Work in Progress

    Today, we continue our discussion of the State of the Chief Procurement Officer (Part one is here) This article is based upon the research found in Ardent Partners’ annual CPO... Read more

  • Batteries Not Included

    January 14, 2013

    Batteries Not Included

    Batteries Not Included. If you were born before 1980, you know this phrase and it is likely to evoke memories of opening a toy gift during the holidays and having... Read more

  • STEP CHANGE: How Business Networks are Changing the Procurement Paradigm

    November 30, 2012

    STEP CHANGE: How Business Networks are Changing the Procurement Paradigm

    With all of the recent market activity, it is not surprising that more and more people are talking about and focusing on Business Networks (sometimes referred to as B2B, Supplier,... Read more

  • The Dog Days of Summer

    August 21, 2012

    The Dog Days of Summer

    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

  • Keeping Time

    December 8, 2011

    Keeping Time

    While our last article, Making Music, was based on a real-world scenario (huge disconnect between two groups in large company) that I recently experienced while working with one client, the... Read more

  • Making Music

    December 6, 2011

    Making Music

    I was recently involved in a very interesting situation where one group (“Group 1”) within a large global company pursued an opportunity that it felt it was equipped to support.... Read more

  • CPO & CFO: Building a More Perfect Union

    October 19, 2011

    CPO & CFO: Building a More Perfect Union

    We keep finding ourselves drawn to the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) – Chief Procurement Officer (“CPO”) relationship story because it is one of the most difficult and challenging within the... Read more

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