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October 2016

Real World Procurement Series | The 5 Principals of Next Generation Supplier Management

In this 45 minute-webinar, procurement expert and former CPO, Peter Smith, looks at the latest thinking in the whole area of supplier management – so not just the SRM around the most critical suppliers, but the wider picture.

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September 2016

5 Common Procurement Mistakes that Leave Value on the Table

 At no other time have procurement organizations been in the position they are today – with immense opportunity to move beyond cost-control to deliver immediate and sustained impact on business performance. Unfortunately, the increased scale and competing stakeholder interests have left many procurement organizations struggling with where and how to innovate.

Thankfully advanced tools, including […]

Henkels & McCoy

The nature of the construction industry, whereby works and services are carried out on a project-by-project basis, means the sourcing approach is different  from that of other sectors. There is no steady flow of demand, so it is not predictable. In industries akin to manufacturing, often estimates can be made for the next few years, […]

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK is the world’s foremost independent charity dedicated to cancer awareness, research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Working collaboratively with scientists, the medical profession, international research institutes, patients and government bodies, and raising awareness through numerous fundraising projects, it has developed ground-breaking scientific research that has helped to save hundreds of thousands of lives […]

Expectations of Procurement Are Higher Than Ever Before

This is the opening video to the 4th annual BravoConnect conference! BravoSolution hosted the procurement event of the year – connecting with global procurement colleagues, sharing best practices and learning about BravoSolution success stories and our vision for the future.

Watch the BravoConnect 2016 conference kickoff video:

Category Segmentation: A Roadmap for Improving Your Procurement Strategy

Having a complete command of your procurement strategy across all products and services can be the difference between run of the mill outcomes and differentiated best-in-class results for your organization.

During this webinar, Kristian O’Meara, Senior Vice President of Value Engineering at BravoSolution, will discuss a category segmentation approach that can be used to assess and slot […]

VIDEO: BravoAdvantage Supplier Value Management

With BravoAdvantageTM Supplier Value Management, you gain a comprehensive view of your organization’s suppliers across the entire procurement process.

Deploying BravoAdvantage Supplier Value Management allows you to clearly see summary interactions with suppliers, understand supplier interactions in process, and create fact-based improvement plans for continuous supplier development. Build recognition as a vital business function, predicting and […]

VIDEO: BravoAdvantage SourcingPlus

With BravoAdvantageTM SourcingPlus, you can leverage advanced analytical capabilities as part of a complete, end-to-end strategic procurement solution to make your sourcing team more effective. It enables a much larger set of supplier data that can be compared in a repeatable way. Whatever your strategic categories are, BravoSolution knows your business cannot succeed without them, and cannot afford […]

August 2016

Real World Procurement Series | Compelling Messages for your Executives on Modern Procurement

In procurement huddles we have long lamented how the top table don’t engage, don’t understand, and don’t seem to value what we do. So whose fault might that be? If the answer eludes you, perhaps we just need to look in the mirror to find the culprit.

How ERP Fails Procurement

Constrained budgets, leaner workforces, do more with less and the necessity to report on value contribution are all increasing the need for technology to help drive procurement transformation. At first glance, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems get the attention of Finance and IT, but the realities of associated cost, project length and lack of necessary […]