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2018: A Casserole of Chaos

By Guy Allen, Managing Director, Real World Sourcing Ltd.

Outside of wartime, it is difficult to think of a year that represents greater uncertainty than 2018 is likely to deliver. Brexit, the Trump administration and Catalonia’s campaign for independence represent a trinity of turmoil that challenges the relatively stable progress of Western liberal democracy and commerce (and all […]

BravoSolution Offers New Research on Transformative Benefits of Procurement Digitization

Research by The Hackett Group shows digital transformation reduces strategic sourcing costs and cycle times by 30 percent

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BravoSolution, the leading global strategic procurement provider, will host a webinar in conjunction with The Hackett Group around the procurement benefits of digital transformation. The webinar will take place on Nov. 7 and will be based on […]

Procurement Unplugged: Expert Answers for Achieving Strategic Cost Management

By: Andrea Brody, Chief Marketing Officer, BravoSolution
Strategic cost management requires organizations to think systematically about the sources of cost, identify non-value added costs, and establish targets for continuous cost reduction. It assumes that costs are driven by “friction” that exists between buying companies and their suppliers. In addition, it also assumes that an open approach […]

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 […]

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 […]