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August 2015

The Morning Risk Report: Expansive Supply Chains, Regulations Boost Food Recalls

By Ben DiPietro | July 31, 2015

Increased federal regulations and the globalization of the food supply chain has helped contribute to nearly doubling the number of food recalls in the U.S. since 2002, a report released this month said. So what can companies do to mitigate the risks that come with making foods that use […]

BravoSolution Products Available to Provide Strategic Procurement Solutions to the Federal Government

Federal customers now able to leverage top-rated strategic procurement software solution suite with BravoSolution Products Available on GSA IT 70 Schedule Contract

CHICAGO, April 7, 2015 – 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 […]

BravoSolution Named One of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®

Business Wire | June 2015

CHICAGO–BravoSolution, the strategic procurement company, has been named one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). The award recognizes BravoSolution for its exceptional human resources practices and extraordinary company culture.

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4 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Procurement

Government Executive | June 2015

Public sector procurement is more complex than it was even five years ago. Sourcing has gone global, exposing the supply chain to a greater variety of risks than what was previously imagined—conflict minerals, cybersecurity threats, international regulations and more—and the standards for spending transparency have risen tremendously, as evidenced by the […]

July 2015

Top Female Supply Chain Executive Talks Women in the Supply Chain

Fronetics Strategic Advisors, May 2015

As part of our series on women in the supply chain, I spoke with Mickey North Rizza, VP, Strategic Services at BravoSolution. Mickey holds the distinction of Top Female Supply Chain Executive. She has 25 years of senior-level procurement, sourcing and supply management experience. Mickey has also been an award-winning Supply […]

GSA Schedule 70: The Federal Government’s Amazon

SpendMatters | May 2015

By Dan Warn, VP at BravoSolution

Last year Congress passed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act), designed to expand the amount of federal spending data available to the public. The federal government is now under tremendous pressure to improve spending transparency, cut costs and be more efficient than ever. For many […]

Three Supply Chain Challenges for the Apple Watch

Supply Management | May 2015

On 9 March, Apple opened up the gates to the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, California, to announce what may have been the worst-kept secret in tech history: the Apple Watch.

By Mickey North Rizza

With typical Apple flair, the company walked through the features, benefits and different models – including a […]

Procurement Of The Future: The Life Of A CPO In 2025

Procurement Leaders | April 2015

In this guest post, Procurement Leaders invites BravoSolution’s Mickey North Rizza to make some predictions over the future of the procurement executive role – particularly the effect of technology on how the function operates.

The future continues to look bright for procurement professionals. As technology evolves, procurement teams will be able to […]

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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