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February 2017

Top Tips to Make Your Procurement Suite RFP Stress Free

In this toolkit, Top Tips to Make Your Procurement Suite RFP Stress Free experts will focus on how to find the right procurement suite to meet the organization’s strategic goals.This decision on finding the right technology can impact the company’s bottom line.

Look at how to identify the top four frequently overlooked areas that you should consider when choosing […]

January 2017

20 Rules for Better Supplier Relationships

Relationships require work, after all no pain no gain. This does not only apply to our personal lives but it also applies to businesses. When it comes to companies, there’s a simple formula for success: the better we listen, anticipate, analyze, discuss and take a balanced, reasoned approach, the better our relationships will be with […]

July 2016

January 2016

Quick Wins for the New Procurement Leader

In this briefing paper, we look at why it is important for new procurement leaders, in whatever leadership role they hold, to focus on demonstrating some “quick wins” in their relatively early days in the job.

Those quick wins must be aligned with longer-term strategic goals and places, but showing benefits quickly is important for credibility […]

10 Steps to Unlock the Power of Procurement

By Mickey North Rizza, VP at BravoSolution

“Procurement must move to unlocked procurement or risk obsolescence”. […]

The Role of Procurement in Delivering Improved Company Valuation

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 […]

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? […]

Our Only Security is Our Ability to Change

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, […]

New Approaches to Negotiation

By Peter Smith, Spend Matters UK

“Factors such as priming, anchoring and risk attitudes can play a serious role in how we behave in negotiations. Understanding these and other biases, fallacies and illogicalities can help us make sure that a clever negotiation opponent does not take advantage of us; and can help us use techniques appropriately […]

The 9 Habits of Highly Effective Procurement Organizations

By Mickey North Rizza, VP at BravoSolution

There’s a well-kept secret fueling the profitability and growth of the world’s most successful companies, and it exists within your company, too. It’s the Procurement team. However, the Procurement teams at companies like Colgate-Palmolive, Intel and Nestle do not resemble a typical Procurement department. So what sets them apart […]