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IBM Empower: The Future of Procurement

May 13, 2015 |

If you read the biographies of great leaders throughout history, so many seem to agree that we create our own destiny, we create our own future. Abraham Lincoln said, “the best way to predict your future is to create it”

One Stream Procurement: IBM and Coupa Discuss Extended Partnership at IBM Empower

May 13, 2015 | | One Comment

John Mesberg, General Manager, Offering Management and Strategy for IBM Commerce was joined on stage earlier today during the IBM Empower conference by Rob Bernshteyn, Chief Executive Officer at Coupa Software. The two senior executives discussed an extension of the

Novel Approaches to Procurement Transformation in a New Era

April 29, 2015 |

I recently read the novel The CPO: Transforming Procurement in the Real World, which tells a story about a young and ambitious Thomas Sutter, the young CPO of a large food company hired to transform the company’s procurement operations.

IBM Empower: The Procurement Transformation Journey

April 28, 2015 |

Spending on purchased goods and services can represent from almost 50 to upwards of 70 percent of a company’s costs, on average, which makes procurement a critical component for improving the bottom-line.

Robert Rudzki, a former CPO and author

CPO Roundtable Series: Linking Procurement Operations with Enterprise Goals in 2015

April 27, 2015 |

The following is a guest post by Andrew Bartolini, Chief Research Officer at Ardent Partners.

Over the past several months, Ardent Partners and IBM have worked to bring together several best-in-class chief procurement officers around specific themes with

Transforming and Optimizing Procurement: IBM Empower 2015

March 31, 2015 |

Global companies, and their procurement organizations, face an exceptionally complex economic and operational environment that presents significant challenges, from managing global growth to sustainably reducing costs, from enforcing compliance to mitigating increasing volatility and risk.

Procurement organizations at these companies

New Study Provides a Roadmap for Procurement’s “Journey to Value”

February 9, 2015 |

The link between procurement performance and enterprise success is well documented. The first IBM Institute for Business Value CPO Study in 2013, found, for example, that companies with high performing procurement organizations have higher profit margins.

The extent of procurement’s

The Journey to Value: 2014 IBM IBV Chief Procurement Officers (CPO) Study

December 10, 2014 |

To determine the links between procurement and business performance, the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) recently completed a survey of more than 1,000 CPOs and senior procurement executives at global companies across 41 countries.

The IBM IBV 2014 Chief

Why Procurement Should Lead the Way on Corporate Social Responsibility

November 28, 2014 |

What kind of Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) gets a seat at the corporate leadership table? According to the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) Study, one of the largest known surveys of procurement leaders, the

Procurement Innovation and Intelligence: Through the Cloud

November 17, 2014 |

It seems one cannot browse a business or procurement publication these days without reading about “the cloud.” The buzz around cloud offerings is so intense, perhaps some clarity gets lost on how procurement organization can actually benefit from it.

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