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October 2015

BravoAdvantage SourcingPlus

BravoAdvantage™ SourcingPlus enables you to leverage advanced analytical capabilities as part of a complete, end-to-end strategic procurement solution. These capabilities make your sourcing team more effective by providing a much larger set of supplier data to be compared in a repeatable way. BravoAdvantage SourcingPlus is used by organizations like yours with high-spend, strategic categories that […]

BravoAdvantage Contract Lifecycle Management

BravoAdvantage™ Contract Lifecycle Management gives unparalleled insight into the contracts you hold with suppliers. By providing visibility across your entire organization, the solution improves the tracking, negotiation and management of every contract to ensure compliance at all stages of the supply relationship, reducing supply chain risk.

BravoAdvantage Contract Lifecycle Management delivers an integrated solution to manage your contractual relationships. Key features […]

Risk Management in the Supply Chain

Typing ‘risk equation’ into Google is easy – you’ll return just short of a billion results. Picking a ‘simple’ equation that works for your organization is the tricky part.

You will learn:

Risk and Consequences
Types of Supply Chain Risk
Mitigation, Acceptance or Ignorance
Consideration of Risk Tolerance
A Risk Management Model

Guest Speaker | Guy Allen, […]

BravoAdvantage Services

BravoSolution Services ensure you have the resources you need to achieve your business outcomes. Whether you need support to implement a new BravoAdvantage solution, assistance to help ensure procurement project success, or deep industry expertise to solve complex business problems, BravoSolution has the right services to help drive value throughout your organization and your supply chain.

BravoSolution […]

10 Steps to Unlock the Power of Procurement

“Procurement must move to unlocked procurement or risk obsolescence.”

Learn the ten critical steps required to move beyond conventional procurement to the next generation of “unlocked procurement” in order to reap significant value from your procurement processes and supply base.

Supercharging Category Management: Free Yourself from Siloed Sourcing to Unlock Breakthrough Value

By Spend Matters and BravoSolution

This isn’t just any old research paper. This is an entire ebook chock full of value-unlocking category secrets. In a world where procurement organizations are continuously tasked to do more with less, we’ll take you way beyond the 2×2 matrix and to a place where cross-functional, multidimensional category management goes way […]

Five Transformative Strategies to Unlock More Procurement Value

By Ardent Partners and BravoSolution

The current generation of procurement professionals has witnessed first-hand a period of unrivaled advances for their profession as market forces and new technologies combined to pull procurement to the center of business operations and business results. While the foundation of procurement’s future will be built upon the past, the strategies and […]

Conflict Minerals: A Bloody Sourcing Risk

Blood diamonds may get Hollywood attention, but it is the sourcing of lesser-known natural resources, known as conflict minerals, that fuel civil wars in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.

Conflict minerals (including tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold, among others) are core components in many high-tech products that consumers use every day, from smartphones and laptops to auto-mobiles and medical devices.

The […]

The Role of Procurement in Delivering Improved Company Valuation

Improving an organization’s procurement brings benefits far beyond saving money or raising quality standards. It can dramatically improve the valuation of the organization as a whole.

At a time when many companies are facing tough times, procurement is becoming recognized as an essential component of corporate strategy for leading organizations. It is well understood by CEOs […]

Three Occasions When Procurement Should Spend More

Procurement and senior executives who manage procurement are often overly fixated on savings and unit cost reduction. This is not only short sighted; it can drive perverse outcomes and does not begin to exploit the value that procurement can bring.

A corollary is that it will be appropriate at times to spend more money buying particular […]