CPO Shop Talk

  • CPO News – May 6, 2013

    May 6, 2013

    CPO News – May 6, 2013

    CPOs on the Rise From “CPO” to Chief Executive Northrop Grumman has appointed former British Ministry of Defence (“MoD”) executive in charge of operations and procurement, Andrew Tyler, as Chief... Read more

  • Coupa Inspire ’13: The Real Thing

    April 11, 2013

    Coupa Inspire ’13: The Real Thing

    Earlier this week, I attended Coupa’s inaugural user conference, Inspire,in San Francisco. It was a winning and impressive display that blended executive and product presentations with client success stories on... Read more

  • CPO Shop Talk (1) Supply Risk (2) More Supply Risk (3) Featured Webinar

    March 15, 2013

    CPO Shop Talk (1) Supply Risk (2) More Supply Risk (3) Featured Webinar

    After taking 2012 off, the series “CPO Shop Talk” is back. This is the series where, from time to time, we will attempt to share some of the less-formal conversations... Read more

  • Intesource Innovation ’13: Raley’s (Procurement) Comet

    March 13, 2013

    Intesource Innovation ’13: Raley’s (Procurement) Comet

    I just spent the last two days in Phoenix for Intesource’s annual user conference, Innovation ’13. Intesource is a provider of cloud-based sourcing solutions and sourcing services that has a... Read more

  • Keeping Score

    March 6, 2013

    Keeping Score

    Even the Chief Procurement Officers who focus almost solely on savings realize that procurement can deliver value across a wide range of areas. To misquote Vince Lombardi, “Savings isn’t everything….... Read more

  • CPO News – March 1, 2013

    March 1, 2013

    CPO News – March 1, 2013

    All the CPO News That’s Fit to Print New South African Chief Procurement Officer to Lead Transformation and Fight Huge Corruption Earlier this week, South African Minister of Finance, Pravin... Read more

  • CPO Rising: Keeping Score (Webinar)

    February 14, 2013

    CPO Rising: Keeping Score (Webinar)

    Over the past few weeks, I have been sharing key findings from Ardent Partners’ latest research report, CPO Rising: Keeping Score. And, I will continue to share findings going forward.... Read more

  • From CPO to EVP & Global Head of Business Services

    February 12, 2013

    From CPO to EVP & Global Head of Business Services

    In January, 2010, I made a series of predictions for the decade ahead in the second article ever published on this site. The first prediction was: Many of today’s leading... 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

  • The State of the Chief Procurement Officer – 2013

    January 24, 2013

    The State of the Chief Procurement Officer – 2013

    As I noted last time, my Ardent Partners’ annual CPO Rising report is now available at the following sponsor links here, here, here, or here (registration required). CPOs and those... Read more

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