• The CPO Scorecard™

    May 6, 2011

    The CPO Scorecard™

    For those who have taken the survey for my next report – a sincere thanks! For those that have not yet, please consider spending a few minutes today taking the... Read more

  • Keeping Score

    April 29, 2011

    Keeping Score

    In the survey for our upcoming research report, we pose the question: Savings impact on procurement bonuses: To what extent do savings results drive your bonus structure? Less than 25%... Read more

  • The Dog Days – Reprise

    March 10, 2011

    The Dog Days – Reprise

    Revisiting an earlier article that is timelier today for our many readers in the Southern Hemisphere, who are just getting to work on a long, hot Friday in the middle... Read more

  • Master Data Mastery – Strategies to Improve Procurement Performance

    January 20, 2011

    Master Data Mastery – Strategies to Improve Procurement Performance

    I’ve said it before: The world is becoming more and more data driven. The enterprise is also becoming more and more data driven –  whether it is strategic planning or... Read more

  • The Gold Standard – Reprise

    January 11, 2011

    The Gold Standard – Reprise

    Among other topics, Ardent Partners’ upcoming report The CFO and the CPO: One World, Two Worldviews tackles the big issue of procurement performance measurement. This article looks at a golden... Read more

  • ROA – Capital Machinery and Equipment

    December 3, 2010

    ROA – Capital Machinery and Equipment

    Continuing the discussion of increasing your ROA or Return on Assets – this article will look at how procurement can improve the ROA on capital equipment. While increasing the utilization... Read more

  • Return on Assets (ROA)

    November 30, 2010

    Return on Assets (ROA)

    On the eve of the last month of our first year at CPO Rising and during a return trip home from a November vacation, it seems to be the right... Read more

  • Back to School (Training)

    September 2, 2010

    Back to School (Training)

    In the course of any year, there are a few unique windows that present themselves for planning and reflection. We’ve talked about spring cleaning as a time to get your... Read more

  • The Dog Days

    August 2, 2010

    The Dog Days

    With apologies to our growing contingent of Chief Procurement Officers and other readers based in the southern hemisphere who are hip-deep into winter – please set a reminder in your... Read more

  • Data Driven

    July 28, 2010

    Data Driven

    The world is becoming more and more data driven. As you surf the web today, many of the sites that you visit will utilize ad serving technology that will determine,... Read more

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