Performance

  • 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

  • Savings Goals

    June 21, 2010

    Savings Goals

    Through no fault of our own, sometimes the same level of effort results in widely different results (Denmark 1-0-1). Sometimes external factors (US 2 Slovenia 2) play a bigger role... Read more

  • Leverage – Procurement’s Big Impact on Profits

    June 14, 2010

    Leverage – Procurement’s Big Impact on Profits

    We’ve spent the past few articles (here and here) looking at the impact that a procurement department’s net contribution can have on profitability and placed that impact in the relative... Read more

  • …Is a Nickel, Dime, or Quarter Earned

    June 11, 2010

    …Is a Nickel, Dime, or Quarter Earned

    After a sly rambling preamble about the acidic rain of costly pennies from heaven, our discussion last time, A Penny Saved, turned to the extraordinary impact that ordinary procurement results... Read more

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