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What drives the difference in direct spend management?

This content was made possible through a collaboration with SAP Procurement “Direct and indirect spend management are not the same thing, nor should they be treated as such. Anyone who ...

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The Critical Importance of Contingent Workforce Post-COVID-19

This content was made possible by a collaboration with SAP Procurement Strategic management of contract and contingent workforce resources will be essential to business recovery in the aftermath ...

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Proof of Procurement Agility is Right Before Us

This content was made possible with a collaboration with SAP  Procurement 2020 is a year most procurement professionals will never forget. Our supply chains were thrust into the spotlight ov...

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Case Files: Digital Transformation at Ford Motor Company

This content was made possible through a collaboration with SAPAriba   “Our process was about intentionally forgetting how we had done business in the past. The Ford team wanted to leave our lega...

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Webinar Notes: The New Rules of Supply Management

The week’s featured events is ‘The New Rules of Supply Management’ hosted by ISM and presented by Ardent Partners and Ariba, with a client case study from SunTrust Bank woven in.

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Webinar Notes: Reaching New Heights: The Dividends of Collaboration Between Finance and Procurement

This week’s featured webinar was presented by ISM, Ariba, and CFO Research Services. It was based on a recent study of 263 finance executives from North America, Europe and Asia about their perceptions of procurement. The study was originally conducted in 2007, so this can also be considered a five-year revisit.  If you are interested in reading the full report, you can download it for free (without registration) from

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Webinar Notes: Maximize the Strategic Value of Supplier Networks

This week’s featured webinar was hosted by ISM with contributions from Constantine Limberakis, Senior Analyst in the Global Supply Management practice at Aberdeen Group, and John Lark, Director of Solutions Marketing at Ariba. If you are interested in the subject but didn’t make it to the webinar, you can download a related Aberdeen Group report on ISM’s site. You can also follow Constantine @ABG_SpendMngmt or John @AribaProcure on Twitter.

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Webinar Notes: CPO Rising 2015: The Agility Agenda

This week’s webinar notes are from a March 31st event sponsored by SAP/Ariba and presented by Andrew Bartolini of Ardent Partners. I assume it will be made available on demand on Ariba’s Resource Page – you can click Show Search Options and Search by Type to focus on webinar replays.

This is Ardent Partners’ 10th annual CPO Rising research and report. This year’s participant group included 318 CPOs (and similarly positioned procurement leaders) in the survey and a group of 26 who were interviewed for additional information and context.

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Webinar Notes: The Future of Procurement – The Human Challenge

This week’s webinar notes are from a February 3rd webinar hosted by SAP Ariba and presented by Ed Cone at Oxford Economics and James J. McDonald and Luisa Gonzalez at COACH. The event is available on demand here.


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BMP's Notes on Collaborative Sourcing Webinar (Ariba/ISM)

This week I attended a webinar by Ariba and ISM on collaborative sourcing. And in this case, the collaboration ended up being not with the competition or others in the supply chain, but with between procurement and internal stakeholders. Not what I had thought (thanks a lot, Google. We'll talk later...) but still a valid topic and just as tricky.

The following are some of my notes on the webinar. Click here to connect to the archive.

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