Collaboration

  • 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

  • Case Study from the Collaborative Sourcing Report

    August 4, 2011

    Case Study from the Collaborative Sourcing Report

    In our last article, we discussed Ardent Partners’ recent report focused on Collaborative Sourcing which we define as the process “which blends traditional sourcing approaches with more robust category strategies,... Read more

  • Collaborative Sourcing

    August 2, 2011

    Collaborative Sourcing

    The value driven by the average sourcing team over the last decade has, in many cases, been significant and transformative. But, competitive forces at play in a rapidly changing business... Read more

  • Webinar – Collaborative Sourcing: Achieving the Next Wave of Sourcing Savings

    June 27, 2011

    Webinar – Collaborative Sourcing: Achieving the Next Wave of Sourcing Savings

    Editor’s Note: An archive of this webinar is available by clicking here; while the report that fueled my portion of it is available here (registration required at each) Next Wednesday,... Read more

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