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July 2015

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 […]

No Go on SRM? That Will Cost Luxuries You Can’t Afford

My Purchasing Center | January 2015

Hurry up. Don’t wait to get to the next level of supplier value. So says Mickey North Rizza, Vice President, Strategic Services at BravoSolution, in a recent interview with My Purchasing Center. She’s sharing suggestions for procurement organizations in their approach to SRM, or Supplier Relationship Management.

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Technology Predictions for 2015: Part I

Procurement Leaders | January 2015

In this series of guest posts, Procurement Leaders asks solution providers in the procurement space for their predictions on the shifts in technology that will take place in 2015. In this, the first post in the series, Mickey North Rizza, VP Strategic Services, BravoSolution, shares her views.

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January 2012

Technology Predictions For 2015: Part I

Procurement Leaders | January 2015

In this series of guest posts, Procurement Leaders asks solution providers in the procurement space for their predictions on the shifts in technology that will take place in 2015.  In this, the first post in the series, Mickey North Rizza, VP Strategic Services, BravoSolution, shares her views.

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Black Friday Predictions: Longer Hours, Bigger Promotions, eCommerce Gains

FierceRetail | December 2014

Are retailers staring down a future with a blackout of Black Friday? Some analysts and retailers are starting to seriously ponder this question. While the historically huge shopping day isn’t what it used to be, it isn’t obsolete either. Quite the opposite: Black Friday will soon be known as an entire week […]