October 2015

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 […]

Moving Procurement to a Vital, Relevant and Valuable Function

Mickey North Rizza, Vice President at BravoSolution US

Is Procurement relevant and vital to your business?

Does Procurement contribute value beyond merely placing purchase orders and expediting purchases?

Does Procurement support top-line and bottom-line strategies and deliver significant results to impact your business?

In this paper, Mickey North Rizza will explore these questions and discuss strategies to ensure that […]

Is Supplier Diversity a Shell Game?

Greg Thomas, Vice President at BravoSolution US

Leverage diversity programs to maximize business growth and procurement performance.

Procurement is like a game of ‘Would you rather…?’ Would you rather deal with shorter lead times or higher costs? Would you rather give a little on product quality or pay the higher price?

The same theme holds true for supplier […]

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? […]