January 13, 2016 – New website offers CIPS members a hub of procurement and supply chain resources to support professional development and organizational performance.

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) has chosen BravoSolution, the strategic procurement company, as one of its expert partners, developing a centralized knowledge hub on the CIPS website where members can access a repository of procurement and supply chain resources to further their professional development and improve their organization’s business performance.

“In today’s quickly-changing and highly-competitive global market, procurement professionals have to stay on top of all the trends, market changes and industry best practices that impact their business,” said David Noble, Group CEO, CIPS. “This new knowledge partnership with BravoSolution will encourage procurement professionals to think more strategically and empower them to be more confident in applying new ideas and approaches that add value to their business, and beyond.”

The new content hub includes case studies, practitioner insight and best practices to guide procurement professionals in solving everyday challenges. The resources are designed to support accredited CIPS members’ professional development and give them the tools and knowledge they need to advance beyond conventional procurement practices and deliver more value for their organizations.

“Technology is a powerful and vital tool for successful procurement teams, but in order to make a real impact, you also need to invest in the people and processes,” said Jim Wetekamp, CEO of BravoSolution. “We’re working with CIPS to give procurement professionals the knowledge and resources they need to do their jobs even more effectively, and move their organizations to the forefront of delivering procurement value.”

The resource repository, includes both text-based and video content around a variety of topics, including risk management and spend analysis. Speciality content will feature resources on tracking and reporting of savings, simplifying RFx processes across organizations, validating and justifying procurement decisions, supporting supplier collaboration, engagement and development and fostering innovative approaches to procurement.

“Backed by a global team of local procurement practitioners, and a long history of procurement excellence, BravoSolution has the experience, processes and expertise necessary to add significant value to our CIPS members,” said Noble. “BravoSolution has local teams operating all across the globe – including in the UK, China, Scandinavia, MENA and APAC regions – which aligns nicely with the geographic makeup of CIPS membership – ensuring members receive resources that are tailored to the trends and challenges specific to their area of the world.”

The resources are now available on the CIPS website: http://www.cips.org/BravoSolution and media enquirers are offered access to the resources for reporting purposes.

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is the world’s largest procurement and supply professional organisation.  It is the worldwide centre of excellence on procurement and supply management issues.  CIPS has a global community of over 118,000 in 150 different countries, including senior business people, high-ranking civil servants and leading academics.  The activities of procurement and supply chain professionals have a major impact on the profitability and efficiency of all types of organisation and CIPS offers corporate solutions packages to improve business profitability.
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About BravoSolution

Every company’s strategic objectives are different. Today more than ever before, procurement leaders are uniquely positioned to deliver more value to the business by meeting those objectives. To accomplish this, Procurement must look for innovative ways to drive efficiencies and effectiveness across their organization, processes and technology.

With its market leading global strategic procurement platform, 15+ years of practitioner experience, directly serving over 70 countries, BravoSolution helps more than 600 companies and 65,000 purchasing professionals worldwide unlock the power of procurement to drive financial performance, build procurement organizational excellence, manage risk, and influence innovation. BravoSolution’s approach to strategic procurement consistently delivers business outcomes to enable customers to outperform. 

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