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In procurement, collaboration drives performance

September 29, 2014 |

Whether it’s tackling complex categories, improving global team management or driving innovation, collaboration plays a critical role in procurement performance.

In fact, collaboration is the top strategy Chief Procurement Officers (CPO) use to “drive results” according to the benchmark report, …

Announcing the 2014 Chief Procurement Officer (“CPO”) Virtual Roundtable Series

September 18, 2014 | | One Comment

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

I’m pleased to announce the 2014 Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) Virtual Roundtable Series and also to share with you today the first recorded …

Procurement’s New World Order: Learning To Adapt At Smarter Commerce Global Summit

May 16, 2014 |

Procurement organizations are continuously driving to deliver greater value to their business. Most CEOs and business leaders today recognize the value in empowering procurement with greater responsibilities, resources and influence. However, because of the challenges related to disconnected procurement processes …

Smarter Procurement: Building Momentum For Your Global Strategic Sourcing Program

May 15, 2014 | | One Comment

Procurement is one of the five key tracks during the four-day IBM Smarter Commerce Global Summit 2014 in Tampa, which attracts thousands of executives from Global 2000 organizations including approximately 300 procurement leaders.

During the Procurement and Legal keynote session, …

The CPO’s Agenda 2014: Supplier Intelligence, Procurement Program Management

March 25, 2014 |

Earlier this month, IBM hosted a roundtable with senior procurement executives at the Consero Procurement and Sourcing Conference in Miami. This was the latest in a series of procurement roundtables which IBM has hosted or in which we’ve participated.

For …

Independent Research Firm Rates IBM Emptoris Services Procurement As A Leader In VMS Solution

February 14, 2014 |

Forrester Research recently released its evaluation of Vendor Management System (VMS) solution providers: The Forrester Wave™: VMS, Q1 2014. The report evaluated 10 of the most significant solution providers against an extensive set of 85 criteria and focused the …

Big Data: A Big Focus For Procurement Organizations

January 31, 2014 |

A business’ capacity to generate and store data has doubled approximately every three years since the 1980s. By 2020, analysts estimate that businesses will have 300 times more data available to them than they do today.

Of course, that data …

Getting Control Of Services Procurement Processes And Spend: The Longest Journey Begins With A Single Step

November 8, 2013 |

This is the firth in a five part series on successfully procuring and managing outsourced services By Aditya Burman, Product Manager, IBM Software Group, Industry Solutions

Until now, I had focused on the importance and benefits of planning ahead. In …

Getting Control Of Services Procurement Processes And Spend: Know Where You Are, To Get Where You’re Going

October 31, 2013 |

This is the fourth in a five part series on successfully procuring and managing outsourced services By Aditya Burman, Product Manager, IBM Software Group, Industry Solutions

The most important aspect of managing your outsourced services spend is measuring the various …

Getting Control Of Services Procurement Processes And Spend: Think About The Entire Picture

October 25, 2013 |

This is the third in a five part series on successfully procuring and managing outsourced services. By Aditya Burman, Product Manager, IBM Software Group, Industry Solutions

In my last post, I used the example of a procurement organization that saved …