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vendor management best practices for staffing agencies

Vendor Management Best Practices for Your Staffing Agencies/Vendors


May 20, 2016

Vendor Management Systems (VMS) help to manage staffing vendors along with the contract workers supplied by them. Initially many staffing vendors resisted participation in a program which took all job orders online and made them interact with it through a Managed Service Provider, who then managed the total procurement process and acted as an intermediary  Click for full story…

Guest Blog - Reliving the Procurement Event of 2016: Highlights from CPO Rising 2016

Guest Blog – Reliving the Procurement Event of 2016: Highlights from CPO Rising 2016


April 14, 2016

There’s no doubt that the business world is changing…and evolving. From the procurement function to financial operations and contingent workforce management, the corporate arena is becoming more and more complex by the year. Ardent Partners has long tracked and captured this evolution through its decades of expertise in multiple business industries, and, more importantly, its  Click for full story…

evolving role of the chief procurement officer

Evolving Role of the Chief Procurement Officer


April 4, 2016

The role of a Chief Procurement Officer, or CPO, is not as cut-and-dried as it used to be, so much so that some companies today are seen to be elevating it or at the other extreme, eliminating it altogether. One thing is for sure: The role of a CPO is evolving much faster than most  Click for full story…

should you manage your msp internally or bring in an external msp

Should You Manage Your MSP Internally or Bring in an External MSP?


March 22, 2016

To manage or not to manage. That is the question. This question needs to be posed and answered by every company that uses contingent workers along with a Vendor Management System (VMS) to manage it. As with everything in life, the answer is – ‘It depends!’ A business has every reason to evaluate the requirements  Click for full story…