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BravoConnect: 2017 Global Customer Conference

October 17 – 18, 2017 | Madrid, Spain

Discover the future direction of procurement while gaining insights from global procurement colleagues and industry thought leaders. Make plans to attend BravoConnect 2017 to transform your procure-to-pay initiatives.
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Procurement Unplugged: Supplier Relationship & Value Management

Do Procurement Professionals Really Have What It Takes To Be Successful?

By: Andrea Brody, Chief Marketing Officer at BravoSolution

Managing suppliers and deriving value from those relationships is one of the critical strategies required in every procurement organization. Supplier relationships affect not only the ones in procurement, but everyone in our organizations. That’s why supplier relationship and value management is so critical to so many companies today.

But do the procurement professionals in your organization have an SRM strategy in place to ensure you are gaining the lifetime value from your organization’s key supplier relationships?

During a recent webinar “Supplier Relationship and Value Management: Does your organization have what it takes?” David Atkinson, distinguished procurement leader and Managing Director, Four Pillars Consulting, candidly answered top real-world questions focused on procurement professionals’ abilities and readiness to implement successful SRM.

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On Demand: Real World Procurement Series | Strategic Cost Management

In this webinar, Executive Director of the Supply Chain Resource Co-Operative, Robert Handfield, discusses how Strategic Cost Management can drive value and savings in your organization.

VIDEO: BravoAdvantage Analytics

BravoAdvantage Analytics empowers sourcing teams by providing them with the visibility and insights needed to make informed business decisions.

Savings: Looking Beyond Cost Reduction

Strategic cost management is a comprehensive, cross-enterprise initiative to systematically identify sources of waste in the supply chain, spanning new product development, purchasing, materials management, logistics, and customer-defined product attributes.

It requires that organizations think systematically about the sources of cost, identify non-value added costs, and establish targets for continuous cost reduction that create incentives for […]

On Demand: Real World Procurement Series | Supplier Relationship and Value Management: Does Your Organization Have What it Takes?

In this webinar, Four Pillars’ David Atkinson lays out the skills necessary for effective Supplier Relationship Management strategy development, the cross-functional creation of relationship strategies, and for supplier engagement that delivers real value to the buying organization.

Geopolitical Risk: North Korea Threatens the Global Electronics Supply Chain

By Jim Wetekamp, Chief Executive Officer of BravoSolution
On September 3rd, North Korea made its sixth nuclear test, the first of a thermonuclear variety and just the latest data point in a timeline of incidents that have significantly escalated tension with the United States. North Korea’s fourth nuclear test in 2016 set off mounting concerns of […]

The 3 Core Skill Sets of Supplier Relationship & Value Management

By Molly Reppen, Field Marketing Specialist at BravoSolution
Procurement departments are increasingly challenged to expand and better understand their supplier communities. The ability to improve strategic decision-making by assessing supplier lifetime value is important at every stage of the strategic procurement process.

Managing suppliers and deriving value from those relationships is one of the critical strategies required in […]

P2P Best Practices for Generating Business Value

By Molly Reppen, Field Marketing Specialist at BravoSolution
Procure-to-Pay (P2P) solutions help companies simplify their purchases and payments, resulting in streamlined paperless processes that ultimately improve organizational efficiency. Companies in the end gain more visibility into all purchasing activities while automating the processes from requisition to payment to enforce controls and drive cost savings.

During ISM’s latest […]

BravoSolution-ISM: P2P Best Practices for Generating Business Value

During this webinar, Al Jacobs, P2P expert with BravoSolution, provides insight into BravoAdvantage Procurement, a powerful automated purchasing solution, and provides P2P best practices for generating business value.

Implementing SRM: Does your organization have what it takes?

By David Atkinson

My interest in SRM goes back many years, in particular my experiences in aerospace and automotive. A specific feature of those two sectors is that suppliers are usually selected very carefully, because switching mid-program can be expensive, hugely time-consuming, and sometimes feels close to impossible (regulation and custom and practice in safety-critical industries can […]