CPO Shop Talk

  • CPO 2019: A Five-Year Outlook (Part I)

    November 22, 2013

    CPO 2019: A Five-Year Outlook (Part I)

    The team here at CPO Rising is always particularly interested in the future of the spend management industry. It’s exciting to think of the new technologies, new solutions and new... Read more

  • Zycus Horizon 2013: AMD’s Pathway to Procurement Excellence

    November 1, 2013

    Zycus Horizon 2013: AMD’s Pathway to Procurement Excellence

    Zycus’ annual user conference, Horizon 2013,  was held this past week and offered up a blend of thought leadership, customer case studies, company vision, and a celebrity keynote (Archie Manning).... Read more

  • Whirlpool’s Enhanced Supplier Repository

    October 25, 2013

    Whirlpool’s Enhanced Supplier Repository

    Last week, I attended iValua’s biennial user conference, “iValua: On Air” in Paris. iValua is a French-based solution provider with a full source-to-pay suite. The event offered a blend of... Read more

  • An Epic Welcome to Procurement

    August 22, 2013

    An Epic Welcome to Procurement

    There’s a new meme making its way around the “internets” courtesy of a Georgia Tech sophomore’s welcome speech at this year’s Freshman Convocation. It’s less than two minutes and since... Read more

  • CPO News – July 1, 2013

    July 1, 2013

    CPO News – July 1, 2013

    New month, quarter, and fiscal (for some) and all the CPO News that’s fit to print! U.S. Steel Appoints Christine S. Breves Vice President And Chief Procurement Officer In June,... Read more

  • The CPO – CFO Alliance

    June 28, 2013

    The CPO – CFO Alliance

    “The CFO-CPO relationship might be the most important relationship that exists or needs to exist within the enterprise.”– John Paterson, Chief Procurement Officer, IBM We agree with John and that’s... Read more

  • Start Measuring It

    June 21, 2013

    Start Measuring It

    [Publisher’s Note: Ardent Partners is hosting a new webinar. Click for details and to register “Game of Thrones: How a Strong CFO-CPO Alliance Can Command Top Performance” – July 25... Read more

  • Adding Value to the Business Unit (One CPO’s View of the World)

    June 10, 2013

    Adding Value to the Business Unit (One CPO’s View of the World)

    Today, we are pleased to welcome procurement industry leader and “friend of the site,” Scott Forest as a guest contributor. Scott’s been adding value to his business units by managing... Read more

  • CPO Shop Talk: SAPPHIRE 2013 Edition

    May 24, 2013

    CPO Shop Talk: SAPPHIRE 2013 Edition

    Through a scheduling blunder (not my only of the season), I was a virtual attendee of this year’s SAPPHIRE NOW & ASUG 2013 conference held last week in Orlando. With... Read more

  • Keynote from Ariba LIVE 2013: Ramsay Chu

    May 13, 2013

    Keynote from Ariba LIVE 2013: Ramsay Chu

    When I last spoke with “friend of the site,” Ramsay Chu in early 2012, he had just been hired as the new Global Head of Procurement (“CPO”) at Rio Tinto... Read more

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