Transformation

  • 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

  • Opening Day – Welcome to CPO Rising!

    April 1, 2010

    Opening Day – Welcome to CPO Rising!

    Welcome to CPO Rising, the first independent site that seeks to chronicle the continuing rise of Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) and other supply management leaders within the enterprise business ranks.... Read more

  • ePayables: The Digital Difference Webinar

    March 22, 2010

    ePayables: The Digital Difference Webinar

    A deficient accounts payable function creates problems for procurement and the CPO. AP departments that lack technology, centralization of oversight, and visibility negatively impact procurement processes and performance. A discussion... Read more

  • “We have no specific procurement goals.”

    March 19, 2010

    “We have no specific procurement goals.”

    The title of this article was the response I received to the question “How does your CFO measure your performance?” that I posed to the director of procurement for a... Read more

  • The “CPO Bump”

    March 17, 2010

    The “CPO Bump”

    While the cost of some marketing programs can be excessive, effective campaigns can pay huge dividends for many years. One of the most challenging aspects in all of marketing is... Read more

  • Meadwestvaco’s Total P2P Package

    February 24, 2010

    Meadwestvaco’s Total P2P Package

    Chris Osen, Vice President of Supply Management at Meadwestvaco (“MWV”) took the presentation baton from me at the NAPP Conference (after I took it from Bill Dempsey) and delivered a... Read more

  • P2P Tastes Great at MillerCoors

    February 17, 2010

    P2P Tastes Great at MillerCoors

    Bill Dempsey, Director of Procurement and Strategic Sourcing at MillerCoors (“MC”) kicked off the 18th Annual NAPP Conference in Marina Del Rey this past Monday with a Keynote Address entitled... Read more

  • 10 for 2010: Strategies to Improve Accounts Payable

    February 3, 2010

    10 for 2010: Strategies to Improve Accounts Payable

    I have a good feeling about Accounts Payable (AP) in this decade. In recent years, there has been increasing momentum within the marketplace for AP transformation. Not the kind of... Read more

  • What’s Past is Prologue!

    January 4, 2010

    What’s Past is Prologue!

    When business historians reflect on the first decade of the new millennium, the broad-based transformation that occurred within the average enterprise’s procurement department will be on the list of top... Read more

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