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  • Ariba LIVE 2013: Keynote from Down Under

    May 10, 2013

    Ariba LIVE 2013: Keynote from Down Under

    Ariba LIVE was held this week in Washington DC and the analyst team from Ardent Partners was there in full force. Yes, just us and 2,000 customers, staffers, partners, sponsors,... Read more

  • 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

  • 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

  • Send a Lieutenant

    February 22, 2013

    Send a Lieutenant

    From the Archives (May 19, 2010) but, with a few updates: This one is worth another look if simply for the picture – Wow! In January of 2007, “Mister Softee”... Read more

  • 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

  • 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

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