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August 2, 2018

How to Define Procurement Intelligence and Put it to Work.

How to Define Procurement Intelligence and Put it to Work.

It’s not just about IQ, but EQ (Effectiveness Quotient).

While intelligence is critical, a precise measure of procurement intelligence is less important than the performance it generates. In point of fact, as a department (and the entire profession) matures, the definition of procurement intelligence becomes a moving target; and it becomes relative to nearly all stakeholders in the source-to-settle spectrum .

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July 26, 2018

Winning Strategies to Build an Intelligent Procurement Operation.

Winning Strategies to Build an Intelligent Procurement Operation.

It’s time to up your digital game.

In this fourth and final part of our blog series for the release of CPO Rising 2018: The Age of Intelligence, Managing Partner & Chief Research Officer of Ardent Partners returns to delve into Chapter Four – Strategies for Success. He caps off the report by offering best practices and forward thinking from leading global CPOs about how to achieve Intelligent Procurement. They run the gamut from common sense to “why didn’t I think of that?” — and you’ll find many more in the report itself which is available for download.

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July 12, 2018

How Data is Changing the Game for CPOs.

How Data is Changing the Game for CPOs.

CPO Rising 2018: The Age of Intelligence
Chapter 1 — The State of the CPO

To kick off our four-part blog series in conjunction with the release of CPO Rising 2018: The Age of Intelligence, we examine each chapter of the benchmark report individually and offer it for download. To introduce chapter one who better than Andrew Bartolini, Founder and Chief Research Officer of Ardent Partners and the architect of CPO Rising. Andrew will provide his insights and background on The State of the CPO based on the survey findings of 324 global CPOs.

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