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  • Embedded

    May 26, 2010

    Embedded

    At several of the events that I have spoken at in April and May, my presentation theme has paralleled one of the 10 or 2010 articles written to kick off... Read more

  • Send a Lieutenant

    May 19, 2010

    Send a Lieutenant

    Ok, Vista sucks. That little fact spawned a cottage industry and helped juice many a blog’s traffic stats along the way (Please note: if you’re some random Vista-hating surfer, this... Read more

  • Bring a Lieutenant

    May 18, 2010

    Bring a Lieutenant

    I caught up with a top Chief Procurement Officer and friend the other day. In our chat, we touched upon a whole host of topics and he’s now checking with... Read more

  • Executive Engagement: The CEO

    May 12, 2010

    Executive Engagement: The CEO

    If procurement warrants a C-level role within the enterprise (and by the title of this site you know that we think it does), the Chief Procurement Officer should begin to... Read more

  • Cross Pollination

    May 5, 2010

    Cross Pollination

    I had an interesting call on Monday with two recent grads from a top-tier Supply Chain program that are now both part of a global supply chain rotation program at... Read more

  • Spring Cleaning

    May 3, 2010

    Spring Cleaning

    I’d like to start by thanking everyone who visited CPO Rising during its first month (since our official launch), read our articles, sent notes and emails of encouragement, linked to... Read more

  • Debate: Mandate or Sell? Implementing eSourcing 2.0

    April 30, 2010

    Debate: Mandate or Sell? Implementing eSourcing 2.0

    Quiz: How should a Chief Procurement Officer implement eSourcing 2.0? (WWCPOD?) (Answer found at bottom of page) Our ongoing discussion of eSourcing 2.0 picks up from last Friday’s article which... Read more

  • Planes, Trains, and (Auto)-Mobility

    April 19, 2010

    Planes, Trains, and (Auto)-Mobility

    After the breakup of The Sugarcubes, I was pretty sure that nothing that ever happened in Iceland would have a big impact on my life. I was wrong. Curses, Eyjafjallajökull!!!... Read more

  • Procurement “Genius” aka April Foolishness

    April 14, 2010

    Procurement “Genius” aka April Foolishness

    It did not go unnoticed by my two brothers and some readers that I officially launched CPO Rising on April Fool’s Day. I’m not sure what that indicates, but after... Read more

  • Harvesting Supplier Innovation (Part 3)

    April 12, 2010

    Harvesting Supplier Innovation (Part 3)

    Today we conclude a series of articles (found here, here, and here) on Supplier Innovation. At the core, competitive advantage is built upon a foundation of enterprise partnerships with customers... Read more

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