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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 procurement results and business is monumental.
For manufacturing companies, or any business that operates a number of plant facilities, the efficient procurement of […]
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.