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Webinar Notes: Aberdeen Supply Chain Summit Post-Event Recap

Webinar Notes: Aberdeen Supply Chain Summit Post-Event Recap

In this week’s featured event, Bryan Ball and Bob Heaney, Abredeen research analysts, recapped the major findings from the 2013 Supply Chain Management Summit in Chicago. The event is available on demand, as are event highlights and approved presentations.

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Webinar Notes: Empowering the CPO Through Data

Webinar Notes: Empowering the CPO Through Data

In this week’s webinar notes we’ll feature two webinars that addressed the idea of empowering CPOs through data or business intelligence: ISM with the Aberdeen Group and IASTA with Forrester Research.

Both events addressed the need for procurement to have sufficient analytical capabilities to support the CPO’s efforts to develop strategies for improvement and risk mitigation, and acknowledge that even the best analytics are not actionable without external benchmarks. As a result, best-in-class companies are making investments in the technology solutions and services needed to improve procurement’s capabilities.

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Webinar Notes: In Search of Spend Optimization

Webinar Notes: In Search of Spend Optimization

This week’s featured webinar was sponsored by Coupa with main speaker Constantine Limberakis, Senior Market Researcher at Aberdeen Group. The slides from the event are available on Coupa’s website as a download. The event replay is also available here. You can also follow Constantine on Twitter: @ABG_SpendMngmt

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For a limited time, you can download a complimentary Aberdeen report on center-led models and spend optimization: http://aberdeen.... Read More
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Webinar Notes: Maximize the Strategic Value of Supplier Networks

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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Blog Pick of the Week: Contracts and Anniversaries

As I look at my weekend ahead, and the one behind, my family has 3 significant wedding anniversaries being celebrated. Brace yourself - 29 years, 50 years and wait for it.... 68 years. Incredible!! Those couples entered into a contract all those years ago and clearly had an evergreen clause to keep renewing year after year. I know it was not without work and making adjustments as needed. Quite similar to what is required with suppliers that you would work with as a procurement professional.

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Sunday Extra: BMP’s Notes on Aberdeen’s 2011 CPO Summit Post Event Webinar

Aberdeen’s 2011 Chief Procurement Officer Summit took place in Boston on November 15th and 16th. During the webinar, Aberdeen shared the primary themes from the event, key recommendations from all the presentations, and data points collected from Summit attendees. They also outlined their supply management research, event and content plans for 2012.

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