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December 2015

Spend Matters: BravoSolution Procurement Predictions for 2016

By Peter Smith | December 21, 2015

I tend to avoid the “predictions for procurement” game because I just have a feeling it would be the same things I’ve been saying for years … more technology, value not savings and so on. So I’m a bit cynical about the various lists that come out this time […]

Demand for Strategic Procurement Technology Continues to Rise

CHICAGO – December 21, 2015 – (BUSINESS WIRE)–BravoSolution, the strategic procurement company, continues to see rising demand for its suite of procurement technology and services. Globally, more than 70 new customers activated software deals with BravoSolution in 2015. New customers include one of North America’s largest consumer packaged food and beverage companies, one of the […]

BravoSolution Named to Food Logistics 2015 FL100+

Strategic Procurement Company Makes Annual List of Leading Software and Technology Providers
for the Global Food and Beverage Supply Chain

CHICAGO — December 18, 2015: BravoSolution, the strategic procurement company, has been named a leading software and technology provider by Food Logistics, the only publication dedicated exclusively to the global food and beverage supply chain. The award […]

BravoSolution Shares 2016 Procurement Predictions

CHICAGO — December 17, 2015: Increased pressure from the board, sustainability concerns and regulatory and ethical considerations that could impact not only a company’s bottom line, but also its brand and public image, are only a few of the obstacles that challenged procurement in 2015. To overcome these challenges, procurement teams across the globe are […]

Five Supply Chain Predictions for 2016

By Paul Martyn, Forbes Contributor | December 15, 2015

From plummeting fuel prices to disastrous disruptions, 2015 was an action-packed year across the global supply chain. But it’s time to move on. What about 2016? In the spirit of “everybody has one,” I reached out to a number of our industry’s thought leaders, anxious for their […]

Op-Ed: Four Ways to Fight Unjust Labor in Your Supply Chain

Mickey North Rizza, Sourcing Guest Editorial | December 11, 2015

Nestlé recently shocked the international business community with a candid confession that the public doesn’t often hear: Forced labor was lurking in its supply chain.

After a year-long investigation, Nestlé uncovered migrant workers throughout Thailand’s seafood industry who are lured into employment with false promises and forced […]

Cancer Research UK Selects BravoSolution to Advance Contract and Category Management Performance

London, United Kingdom – December 15, 2015: The world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research, Cancer Research UK, has partnered with BravoSolution, the strategic procurement company, to drive additional visibility into existing contracts and adopt a more robust approach to category management. The company has signed a multi-year agreement with BravoSolution and […]

Podcast: Due Diligence in the Supply Chain Minimizes Risk

My Purchasing Center Podcast with Susan Avery: From time to time, My Purchasing Center interviews Mickey North Rizza, Vice President, Strategic Services at BravoSolution, for a series of podcasts, Minutes with Mickey. In this one, North Rizza examines the important issue of unfair labor practices and government regs under consideration to mandate compliance. Using a news […]

Act Now with Suppliers to Ensure Compliance with Conflict Minerals Legislation

By Mickey North Rizza | November 24, 2015

Supply Management: As regulations tighten across the globe regarding the sourcing of conflict minerals, procurement organizations are racing to find ways to avoid fines and embarrassing headlines. […]

November 2015

Spend Analysis: Going Beyond Cost Control

By Mickey North Rizza | November 19, 2015

Spend Matters: The discipline of managing supplier spend is core to the mission of any procurement organization. After all, what good are the hours spent on negotiating and locking in the best possible price for goods and services if, at the end of the fiscal year, the budget […]