Sourcing

  • The Formula

    November 3, 2010

    The Formula

    I find it interesting that Ardent Partners’ recently published research report, Sourcing in the 2010s: The Formula for Success (registration required), is, at its core, a report about spend analysis.... Read more

  • Monday Morning Query – Can Sourcing be Strategic Without the “e?”

    November 1, 2010

    Monday Morning Query – Can Sourcing be Strategic Without the “e?”

    MMQ – Can sourcing be strategic without the “e?” The Context In this day and age, can a sourcing process that eschews process automation be considered a truly strategic process?... Read more

  • Sourcing – The Formula for Success

    October 29, 2010

    Sourcing – The Formula for Success

    We’re pleased to announce that Ardent Partners, a leading analyst firm focused on supply management (and in case you forgot, the partner entity to CPO Rising), has published its first... Read more

  • Monday Morning Query: Why Aren’t There More RFIs?

    October 18, 2010

    Monday Morning Query: Why Aren’t There More RFIs?

    The Context Information. We all need it. We all want it. We all use it. It’s so helpful when it’s timely, accurate, and comprehensive – even if it’s never quite... Read more

  • Supplier Discovery

    October 13, 2010

    Supplier Discovery

    dis·cov·er \dis-kə-vər\ verb: (1): to make known or visible; (2): to obtain sight or knowledge of for the first time; On Monday, 46 or 47 of the 50 US States... Read more

  • Monday Morning Query: What Makes an eSourcing Expert?

    September 20, 2010

    Monday Morning Query: What Makes an eSourcing Expert?

    With all due respect to the fans of the Champions League and the IPL; and sincere apologies to the fans of this World Cup and that one; and an acknowledgement... Read more

  • Hawk Those Legal Eagles

    June 7, 2010

    Hawk Those Legal Eagles

    This past weekend, I caught up with a bunch of friends on a visit to Mt. St. James. One friend is now a partner in the corporate section of the... Read more

  • eSourcing 2.0: Campaign Kickoff

    May 28, 2010

    eSourcing 2.0: Campaign Kickoff

    Good morning. We are here today to announce our campaign for eSourcing 2.0 as the policy of choice for procurement departments great and small around the globe. We all made... Read more

  • The eSourcing 2.0 Campaign Trail

    May 21, 2010

    The eSourcing 2.0 Campaign Trail

    Like any good successful politician (good politician = oxymoron), I am trying to stay on message with the eSourcing 2.0 campaign (Source, Baby, Source!). It’s a grass-roots movement and we... Read more

  • eSourcing 2.0: Use of Auction Policy (Part 2)

    May 14, 2010

    eSourcing 2.0: Use of Auction Policy (Part 2)

    Last Friday, we presented the current Use of Auctions policy in place at the company of one CPO Rising’s reader’s. Today, I’ll offer some in-line commentary. About CompanyName’s Use of... Read more

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