Performance

  • CPOs on the Rise in 2011 – Eric Beylier: The CEO’s Direct Report (Part 2)

    June 3, 2011

    CPOs on the Rise in 2011 – Eric Beylier: The CEO’s Direct Report (Part 2)

    Our story with CPO on the Rise in 2011, Eric Beylier, the Head of Global Supply Chain & Procurement (Chief Procurement Officer) at TETRA Technologies, Inc. continues today with a... Read more

  • 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

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