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December 2015

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 […]

October 2015

BravoSolution Offers Unmatched Visibility into Procurement Data with Launch of BravoAdvantage Analytics

CHICAGO – October 27, 2015 – (BUSINESS WIRE) – BravoSolution, the strategic procurement company, announces the launch of BravoAdvantage Analytics – a next-generation spend and data visualization tool that provides procurement organizations with unmatched visibility into the supply base by bringing all procurement data into a single, intuitive reporting platform.

“Turning spend and other organizational data […]

September 2015

Will Tech Manufacturing Stay in China?

Fortune | August 2015

Relocating might not make sense. But doubling down on China might not, either.

By David Z. Morris

In the past few weeks, the world has been clearly alerted to the many ills of the Chinese economy. But China watchers have been eyeing one worrisome strain for years—labor. The low labor costs that fueled Chinese […]

August 2015

Unlocking the Power of Your Procurement Team

By Jim Wetekamp | July 2015

Procurement Professionals: There’s a vast difference between the world’s best-performing procurement teams and everybody else.The top procurement teams drive the growth and profitability of their organizations and create an unrivaled financial advantage over competitors. The rest? They still operate as a back-room function, adhering to conventional procurement practices that are no […]

BravoSolution Unlocks the Power of Procurement with Launch of BravoAdvantage

CHICAGO – June 11, 2015: BravoSolution, the strategic procurement company, has released BravoAdvantage, its next-generation procurement platform that enables organizations to generate more value, influence innovation and reduce risk across the supply chain.  Unlike traditional spend management and procure-to-pay solutions, BravoAdvantage’s unique  approach integrates supplier lifetime value throughout the entire strategic procurement process providing the […]

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 […]