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January 2012

Jim Wetekamp is the New BravoSolution CEO

SpendMatters | October 2014 

This morning, procurement software firm BravoSolution will announce that Jim Wetekamp is their new Chief Executive Officer, taking over from Nader Sabbaghian, who has left the company.

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Five Procurement Predictions for 2015

Supply Chain Digital | October 2014 

Procurement executives are under more pressure than ever before to prove their value to stakeholders, and that’s not about to change any time soon.

With 2015 planning right around the corner, procurement leaders need to take a look at their processes and goals to determine how they can best showcase their […]

Big-Box Retailing: Will E-Commerce Blow the House Down?

SupplyChainBrain | September 2014 

In the folktale “The Three Little Pigs,” a house made of brick is the one that the Big Bad Wolf can’t blow down. If only today’s brick-and-mortar retailers were as sturdy.

Think of internet commerce as the modern-day wolf, and traditional retailers as the pig who thought he was immune to his adversary’s […]

What to Expect From Procurement in 2015

Government Executive | October 2014 

Government procurement accounts for $7 trillion in spending, annually. In light of this, it’s no wonder taxpayers are demanding better services and more insight into where all their money is going. But what does this look like, and what can procurement officials do about it?

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Fighting Supply Chain Fraud Requires Strategy, Commitment

Wall Street Journal | August 2014

As trade barriers shrink and companies become more global in scope, it is incumbent on them to rid their supply chains of fraud and abuse. One Europe-based baking technology firm discusses what it does to help maintain control of its supply networks.

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TransGrid Selects the BravoSolution APAC Platform

PR Newswire | August 2014 

TransGrid Selects the BravoSolution APAC Platform to Support Supplier Performance Management

BravoSolution, the international leader in Supply Management software and services, today announces that TransGrid has selected the BravoSolution Platform to enhance the organisation’s supplier performance management processes.

TransGrid will use the platform to assist in managing suppliers through performance monitoring, assessment and […]

The Problem with Maturity Models in Procurement

Supply Chain Brain | June 2014 

We’re all familiar with maturity curves, but how helpful are they really? Telling a company how mature they are, based on academic factors, means next to nothing if it’s not rooted in practical applications that relate to a procurement professional’s day-to-day work.

As an analyst, I know the benefits that maturity […]

Prioritising Procurement with the Modern-day CPO

Supply Chain Digital | June 2014 

Chief Procurement Officers need to make growing revenue and profit margins a top priority and end the 1980s culture of procurement being a back-office function.

In the heyday of the business world, cost was not the issue it is today and according to top industry exec Mickey North Rizza, VP of […]

Staying Afloat

Supply Chain World | June 2014 

It’s no surprise that brick-and-mortar stores have been suffering a slow decline for years.  Recently, Radio Shack announced that it will be closing more than 1,000 stores.  Staples: more than 200.  Increased competition from online retailers means less foot traffic and revenue, making it more difficult to justify expansion and […]

Apple Reports on Its Sources of ‘Conflict Minerals’

Wall Street Journal | May 2014 

Apple Inc. said it believes most of its sources of four minerals associated with war-torn parts of Africa comply with standards designed to prevent money from going to violent militia groups.

The consumer electronics giant, one of many companies subject to a June 2 deadline to file reports on what are […]