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[ISM Webinar] The State of Strategic Sourcing: Connecting the Dots

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Ardent Partners’ new research report, “The State of Strategic Sourcing: Connecting the Dots”, incorporates the strategic sourcing experiences and insights of more than 270 Chief Procurement Officers and other procurement leaders.

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In this upcoming webinar on the report, Ardent’s Chief Research Officer, Andrew Bartolini and Zachary Bolt, Director, Solutions Consulting, Zycus Inc. will provide a broad overview of the state of strategic sourcing, including the pressures, challenges, and goals that many procurement teams have vis-à-vis their strategic sourcing programs and how Best-in-Class organizations “connect the dots” across their processes, capabilities, and technologies to drive superior performance.

Attendees of this webinar will:

  • Understand the state of strategic sourcing in 2014, including how procurement teams are challenged and motivated to perform better
  • See how strategic sourcing tenets – from Spend Analysis and eSourcing to Contract Management and Supplier Performance Management – intersect and drive procurement performance
  • Learn what processes, capabilities, and technology enablers that Best-in-Class procurement teams have in place to outperform the competition
  • Gain recommendations for how procurement teams can improve their strategic sourcing programs and initiatives

Speakers:

  1. Andrew Bartolini, Chief Research Officer, Ardent Partners
  2. Zachary Bolt, Director, Solutions Consulting, Zycus Inc.

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