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July 2015

Can Apple’s Supply Chain Handle the Apple Watch?

SupplyChainBrain | April 2015

Another Apple product. Another stampede to buy it.

This time it’s the Apple Watch, the company’s first attempt at a wearable computer that lets you monitor your heart rate, track your exercise program, pay for goods, chat with friends, make calls, send and receive e-mails, watch the news, open hotel room doors, and […]

Four Ways to Combat Risk for Global Sourcing Success

Apparel Magazine | April 2015

It’s no secret that Bangladesh has suffered through some tough times over the past couple of years. Just when the region started to recover from the 2013 fire at Rana Plaza, a period of intense political unrest is now causing major disruptions in raw material supply across the region.

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BravoSolution Products Available on GSA IT 70 Schedule Contract to Provide Strategic Procurement Solutions to the Federal Government

Business Wire | April 2015

Federal customers now able to leverage top-rated strategic procurement software solution suite

CHICAGO– BravoSolution, the strategic procurement company, announced today its products and services are now available on the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Information Technology 70 Schedule contract (contract number GS-35F-0511T). The contract is held by EC America, Inc., a subsidiary […]

Procurement Technology Fear Tactics – Solving the Adoption Challenge

SpendMatters | March 2015

Do people really fear new procurement technology? I don’t think so, certainly not in a literal sense. It is hard to picture a sourcing professional sitting upright in the middle of the night, sweat beading down their forehead, trying to shake images of giant procurement technology monsters emerging from the surf.

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BravoSolution Delivers 14th Straight Year of Consecutive Growth

Business Wire | March 2015

BravoSolution, the strategic procurement company, continues to grow and rapidly accelerate its market share worldwide. The company earned revenue of €71 million in 2014, making this BravoSolution’s 14th straight year of consecutive growth.

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Four Reasons a Global Supply Chain Can Be Risky Business

Supply Chain Digital | March 2015

Doing business abroad definitely has its benefits, but it’s also risky business as the global supply chain can bring on a slew of unique disruptions, political unrest being a top concern right now for international retailers

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Food Supply Chains in 2015: A Banquet of Risk

Supply Chain Brain | February 2015

Product recalls, quality issues, tougher regulations, new industry standards, rising costs – they’re all impacting food and beverage supply chains across the globe.

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The five secrets of supplier relationship management

Supply Management | February 2015

Supplier relationship management (SRM) is undergoing a major transition. Gone are the days where simply managing spend and finding the best deal possible within your supply base is enough – or easy.

In today’s global economy there are so many factors to consider when choosing and managing a supplier, that it can […]

Lessons from the Carnitas Crisis

QSR | February 2015

Hundreds of Chipotle restaurants aren’t selling carnitas for the third straight week after the fast-casual chain suspended one of its pork suppliers for violating animal welfare standards. While opting to uphold the company’s standards could prove beneficial for consumer loyalty, the shortage demonstrates the challenges for a large chain to source humanely […]

Ontario Leads The Way: The Evolution of a Modern Public Sector Procurement Organization

Summit Connects | February 2015

Public sector procurement is on the cusp of massive transformation. Other countries – the UK, Mexico, Italy and France to name a few – have already taken major steps to modernize the procurement process from start to finish.

Now, Ontario is leading the way and raising the bar for other Canadian provinces […]