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October 2015

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 […]

Our Only Security is Our Ability to Change

Change can be daunting; it’s riddled with risk and challenges. Yet, it is our ability to change and innovate that offers our only security to grow and survive within a competitive market.

In this white paper we examine the importance of change in procurement and offer 10 best practices for managing change across the supply chain, […]

4 Ways to Improve Retail Supply Chain Performance through Cost Savings

By Chris Horacek, Vice President at BravoSolution

Brick-and-mortar retailers are fighting an uphill battle.  Thankfully, there is some good news: some of the most successful retailers have cracked the code to improve savings, operations and the bottom line. So what do they have in common? These retailers:

Purchase smarter: to improve efficiency and cross-category/department savings
Prioritize transportation […]

MRO Sourcing Strategy Content Pack

By Jason Busch, Executive Editor at Spend Matters

We know MRO can be a major headache. But with so much money on the table, the opportunity to drive higher savings and truly impact the business is monumental.

For manufacturing companies, or any business that operates a number of plant facilities, the efficient procurement of parts, services and […]

Bridging the Gap between Procurement and Finance

Bridging the gap between procurement and finance is the easiest, most effective way of driving organizational growth. This whitepaper will show you how to improve procurement’s relationships and alignment across the entire organization, and start impacting the business in new and greater ways.

Changing Roles of the Procurement Leader: The Analytical CPO

Peter Smith, Chief Research Officer, Spend Matters UK

The business world constantly changes, so procurement leaders have to change with it. Whilst there has rightly been much focus in recent years on the need for procurement professionals to develop strong inter-personal skills, there is another trend that is driving somewhat different needs. To succeed now, the […]

Category Sourcing Scorecard – Interactive Tool

Andrew Bartolini, Managing Partner & Chief Research Officer at Ardent Partners

This interactive tool will help sourcing and procurement organizations to :

Identify low hanging fruit or easily sourced categories
Define Which categories will yield the most favorable results
Understand the timing and organizational impact from those categories
Develop a sourcing pipeline that identifies categories and […]

Market Informed Sourcing

By Peter Smith, Managing Editor at Spend Matters UK & Eurpoe

Procurement expert, Peter Smith, discusses how advanced sourcing tools can release significant benefits, but only if procurement reconsiders and adapts fundamental ‘category management’ thinking processes.

eSourcing Adoption Measurement

By John Shaw, VP of Customer Success at BravoSolution

You are a seasoned leader in the rapidly maturing field of strategic sourcing and your leadership team continually challenges you to maximize the value of your team to the organization. You are, of course, resource constrained. Before you lay an open field of opportunities, yet you hold in your […]

December 2013

2016 Procurement Predictions from BravoSolution

Ten Considerations for Unlocking Procurement’s Full Power in the Year Ahead

2015 was undoubtedly a year of change for the supply chain industry, and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down in 2016. The expectations for procurement have been high, and will continue to grow in the coming year. What does 2016 have in store for procurement? […]