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  • Business or Sourcing: What Skills Do CPOs Want More?

    April 30, 2012

    Business or Sourcing: What Skills Do CPOs Want More?

    Publisher’s Note: This report is now available in the Ardent Partners library at a substantial discount. Click here to learn more. We continue today with Part Two in a series that... Read more

  • Business or Sourcing: What Skill Sets Does Your CPO Value Most?

    April 27, 2012

    Business or Sourcing: What Skill Sets Does Your CPO Value Most?

    I was drawn to the worlds of consulting and investment banking in my early post MBA-career by the chance to work on a variety of different projects, the ability to... Read more

  • The CPO’s March Madness – Elite 8

    April 4, 2012

    The CPO’s March Madness – Elite 8

    What began as the 32 top CPO tools, strategies and ideas now stands as an elite list of 8. The CPO Rising Tournament 2012 seeks to answer one simple question... Read more

  • Research Survey: ePayables 2012 – State of the AP Market

    March 8, 2012

    Research Survey: ePayables 2012 – State of the AP Market

    Today’s article from Vishal Patel, Research Director at Ardent Partners is more of a request to participate in our one large AP-themed market research effort. Please read the whole article,... Read more

  • And the Winner Is….. (Supplier Edition)

    February 29, 2012

    And the Winner Is….. (Supplier Edition)

    Last time, I discussed the value of awarding individuals and teams in the procurement organization for their performance over the course of a year. Today, we’ll look at the value/opportunity in... Read more

  • And the Winner is…..

    February 27, 2012

    And the Winner is…..

    Last night, millions in the US and around the globe gathered around their televisions (and computers?) to watch the 84th Annual Academy Awards. According to ‘The Academy,’ “The Oscars reward... Read more

  • P2P Fun and Games

    February 17, 2012

    P2P Fun and Games

    Ahead of the long weekend, we’ll take a break from the supply risk theme and offer up a bit of P2P fun (and games) in the form of today’s article... Read more

  • Seasons Greetings from CPO Rising

    December 26, 2011

    Seasons Greetings from CPO Rising

    I want to take this opportunity to thank our readers, dedicated and new, for their interest, time, and support. CPO Rising has become a top US and global site because... 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