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Procurement Collaboration in the UK Public Sector

Procurement Collaboration in the UK Public Sector

62% of respondents when asked how content they are with the results of their collaborative activities scored a 5, 6, or 7 suggesting there is room ...
Four Value Levers of Procurement

Four Value Levers of Procurement

This BravoSolution eBook provides an at-a-glance look into how you can deliver more value to the business through the four value levers of ...
Implementing SRM: Does your organisation have what it takes?

Implementing SRM: Does your organisation 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 ...
The Petroleum Institute

The Petroleum Institute

The Petroleum Institute is a world-class engineering University which has become a leading teaching and research centre supporting the oil and gas ...
Creating transparency in the Supply Chain to Reduce Risk

Creating transparency in the Supply Chain to Reduce Risk

Labor and Human Rights With the advent of disasters like Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, as well as factory work in low cost countries, working conditions ...
Supplier Relationship and Value Management: The Five Programme Killers, and How to Overcome Them

Supplier Relationship and Value Management: The Five Programme Killers, and How to Overcome Them

This webinar offers two perspectives on implementing Supplier Relationship and Value Management: Firstly, as a programme, and then as a method At the ...
Measuring your Procurement Capability…A Self-Assessment Technique

Measuring your Procurement Capability…A Self-Assessment Technique

This webinar will provide you with a do-it-yourself process for evaluating your and your team’s capabilities across a collection of key ...
CPG Manufacturer Achieves 5 to 10% Savings Across Multinational Organization

CPG Manufacturer Achieves 5 to 10% Savings Across Multinational Organization

After a major reorganization, this CPG manufacturer and Fortune 500 company recognized that further drastic changes were required to better manage ...
Scottish Councils

Scottish Councils

South Ayrshire Council (SAC) and East Ayrshire Council (EAC) are two local authorities lying in the southwestern corner of Scotland Each operates a ...
Finding Hidden In-Year Savings

Finding Hidden In-Year Savings

Most procurement plans establish targets to be delivered over a number of years, and indeed most of the effort in the current year will not achieve ...
Agfa Gevaert N.V.

Agfa Gevaert N.V.

Agfa-Gevaert NV is a Belgian multinational corporation that develops, manufactures and distributes a wide range of analogue and digital imaging ...
The Digital Procurement Era

The Digital Procurement Era

As organisations move to an environment characterized by cloud computing, the Internet of things, distributed computing, and mobile applications, it ...
Sourcing Optimisation- Understanding the Process and the Benefits

Sourcing Optimisation- Understanding the Process and the Benefits

More and more companies are using sourcing optimisation approaches and software, with considerable success As computing power increases, the ...
Innovative Data Leveraging for Procurement Analysis

Innovative Data Leveraging for Procurement Analysis

This webinar will explore the types of problems and questions faced by procurement executives that can benefit most through the application of ...
Sourcing Optimisation- Understanding the Process and the Benefits

Sourcing Optimisation- Understanding the Process and the Benefits

More and more companies are using sourcing optimisation approaches and software, with considerable success As computing power increases, the ...
Achieving Strategic Alignment for Procurement With the Board…in just 3 pages

Achieving Strategic Alignment for Procurement With the Board…in just 3 pages

This webinar dealt with the myth that setting procurement strategy aligned with board goals is extremely complicated and only achievable by the ...
Is An Integrated Source to Pay Solution Right for You?

Is An Integrated Source to Pay Solution Right for You?

In this on-demand webinar, procurement expert Peter Smith,  explains exactly what is meant by ‘Source to Pay’ software and looks at why ...
Leveraging Supplier Innovation

Leveraging Supplier Innovation

To fully exploit and create an analytics culture will require an approach that leverages third party solutions Most innovation is driven today by ...
Harnessing Supplier Competition For Your Advantage: eAuctions Make It Happen

Harnessing Supplier Competition For Your Advantage: eAuctions Make It Happen

eAuctions can generally be characterized as one of two types: reverse and forward In reverse eAuctions, bidders lower their offer price with every ...
Six-Step Quick Guide to Getting Started with Source-to-Pay

Six-Step Quick Guide to Getting Started with Source-to-Pay

When adopting a procurement platform, module prioritization and implementation sequence can be a dilemma, and one’s approach will vary based on how ...
5 Ways to Maximize Value from Procure-to-Pay Implementations

5 Ways to Maximize Value from Procure-to-Pay Implementations

Purchase-to-pay processes cover the activities supporting the acquisition of goods and services from the perspective of data, administration and ...
BravoSolution Positioned as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites

BravoSolution Positioned as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites

At BravoSolution, we work relentlessly to provide our customers with the tools they need to meet everyday challenges We are extremely honoured that ...
Industry Guide | 10 Considerations on Spend Analysis & Benchmarking in the NHS

Industry Guide | 10 Considerations on Spend Analysis & Benchmarking in the NHS

With the growth of Spend Analysis as a ‘hot topic’ in public healthcare, there is now a raft of  contradictory information available In ...
2017 Real World Procurement Series

2017 Real World Procurement Series

Now entering its sixth year, the Real World Procurement Series is designed to provide procurement professionals with essential insights into ...
Department for Work & Pensions

Department for Work & Pensions

The Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) is the UK ministerial department responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy Faced ...
Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK, the UK’s foremost independent charity dedicated to cancer, approached BravoSolution with a considerable challenge – ...
Proving your Procurement Value

Proving your Procurement Value

All the core processes and enablers including sourcing, transactional management, supplier management, people and tools don’t help the ...
Nurturing Procurement Talent in the Millennial Era

Nurturing Procurement Talent in the Millennial Era

There is a shortage of talent in the procurement profession  So what can procurement executives do about this Simply poaching staff from other ...
Next Generation Supplier Management

Next Generation Supplier Management

Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) has been a hot topic for some years now, but technology is changing supplier management just as it is other ...
“Explain procurement to me and convince me how much it matters…”

“Explain procurement to me and convince me how much it matters…”

Procurement organisations need a solid reputation to prosper A reputation for managing costs, managing risks, and managing governance because issues ...
7 Reasons why Projects Succeed

7 Reasons why Projects Succeed

Delivering a project on time, on budget and meeting expectations is a great achievement Where a change management project is concerned, it’s a ...
Scottish Government: Caley Construction

Scottish Government: Caley Construction

The Scottish Government has made considerable progress in standardising and simplifying the tender process for suppliers and particularly SMEs, which ...
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Source-to-Pay Implementation

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Source-to-Pay Implementation

Source-to-Pay implementation can be a daunting project and one that’s riddled with pitfalls and challenges You have to understand the jargon, ...
White Paper | 10 Reasons why ERP fails Procurement

White Paper | 10 Reasons why ERP fails Procurement

In a strategic function such as Procurement, a system needs to offer agility, insight and functionality to deliver effective results ...
Spend Analytics: How to Get More and Unlock Sustainable Cost Savings

Spend Analytics: How to Get More and Unlock Sustainable Cost Savings

Look at how to drive value with Spend Analysis and how it can provide the procurement intelligence needed to manage spend for driving significant ...
Driving Value from your Sourcing Process

Driving Value from your Sourcing Process

Sourcing sits at the heart of procurement, so in order to get the most from your procurement, you have to ensure you’re driving value from ...
The Universe of Modern Procurement

The Universe of Modern Procurement

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Putting Suppliers at the Centre of your Organisation

Putting Suppliers at the Centre of your Organisation

To achieve competitive advantage in our organisations, suppliers must be at the heart of Procurement’s efforts In this whitepaper we look at ...
Putting Suppliers at the Centre of Your Organisation

Putting Suppliers at the Centre of Your Organisation

ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Have you ever considered putting suppliers at the centre of your organisation Given that suppliers can be excellent sources of ...
Putting Strategy into Action: A Roadmap for Procurement in 2016

Putting Strategy into Action: A Roadmap for Procurement in 2016

ON DEMAND WEBINAR: As a procurement professional, defining strategies and turning them into action plans come with the territory But all too often, ...
Quick Wins for the New Procurement Leader

Quick Wins for the New Procurement Leader

If you’ve recently found yourself in a new senior role or if you’re about to move into a leadership position, it’s important to ...
10 Steps to Unlock the Power of Procurement

10 Steps to Unlock the Power of Procurement

By Mickey North Rizza, VP at BravoSolution “Procurement must move to unlocked procurement or risk obsolescence” Learn the ten critical ...
The Role of Procurement in Delivering Improved Company Valuation

The Role of Procurement in Delivering Improved Company Valuation

Improving an organisation’s procurement brings benefits far beyond saving money or raising quality standards It can dramatically improve the ...
Our Only Security is Our Ability to Change

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 ...
New Approaches to Procurement Negotiation

New Approaches to Procurement 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 ...
The 9 Habits of Highly Effective Procurement Organisations

The 9 Habits of Highly Effective Procurement Organisations

By Mickey North Rizza, VP at BravoSolution There’s a well-kept secret fueling the profitability and growth of the world’s most successful ...
A Guide to Implementing a Contract Lifecycle Management System

A Guide to Implementing a Contract Lifecycle Management System

If you’re looking for a way to save money, managing your contracts effectively is an excellent place to start According to the Aberdeen Group, ...
Three Occasions When Procurement Should Spend More

Three Occasions When Procurement Should Spend More

Procurement and senior executives who manage procurement are often overly fixated on savings and unit cost reduction This is not only short sighted; ...
Building a Business Case for Contract Management – Part Three: Improved Risk Management

Building a Business Case for Contract Management – Part Three: Improved Risk Management

This is the third and final paper in this series, looking at how executives can make a compelling business case for investment to improve contract ...
Building a Business Case for Contract Management – Part Two: Identifying Opportunities

Building a Business Case for Contract Management – Part Two: Identifying Opportunities

This is the second paper in a series of three looking at how executives can make a compelling business case for investment to improve contract ...
Building a Business Case for Contract Management – Part One: Making the Business Case for Investment

Building a Business Case for Contract Management – Part One: Making the Business Case for Investment

“If we’re not prepared to take on the ownership of Contract Management across our organisations, who else do we think has the desire and the ...
Supercharging Category Management: Free Yourself from Siloed Sourcing to Unlock Breakthrough Value

Supercharging Category Management: Free Yourself from Siloed Sourcing to Unlock Breakthrough Value

By Spend Matters UK & BravoSolution In a world where procurement organisations are continuously tasked to do more with less, we’ll take you ...
Crossrail

Crossrail

Crossrail is one of the most significant infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the UK and is currently the largest construction project in ...
The Post Office

The Post Office

The Post Office provides a wide range of products and services to the public Through its UK-wide network of more than 11,000 post office branches, ...
Children’s Commissioning Consortium Cymru

Children’s Commissioning Consortium Cymru

The promotion and support of excellence in social services in Wales has for many years been the agenda of the Welsh Government When the Social ...
Westminster City Council

Westminster City Council

Case Study: Westminster City Council In 2010 Westminster City Council, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and Royal Borough of Kensington ...
Spend Analysis & Benchmarking – NHS

Spend Analysis & Benchmarking – NHS

Case Study: Improving collaboration, insight and influence with analytics and benchmarking ‘We are enabling procurement professionals with new ...
The Moray Council

The Moray Council

Case Study: The Moray Council In the Scottish Public Sector, spending on works, goods and services has reached in excess of £10 billion a year The ...
Hanover Housing

Hanover Housing

Case Study: Hanover Housing Hanover is one of the UK’s leading providers of affordable housing and services for the over 55s Founded in 1963, it ...
Crown Commercial Service

Crown Commercial Service

Case Study: Crown Commercial Service The pan-government spend analysis project identifies massive savings for government The Requirement: Our remit ...
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Case Study: Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a 600- bedded District ...
New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Defence Force

Case Study: New Zealand Defence Force NZDF is a large, geographically widespread organisation with more than 14,000 full-time service and civilian ...
How to Move from Good to Great: 10 Steps to Unlock the Power of Procurement

How to Move from Good to Great: 10 Steps to Unlock the Power of Procurement

BravoSolution Guest Speaker | Mickey North Rizza, VP of Strategic Services In recent years, procurement professionals have witnessed dramatic ...
2015 Real World Sourcing Webinar Series

2015 Real World Sourcing Webinar Series

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES Real World Stories from Real World CPOs BravoSolution and CIPS invite you to join us for our series of free webinars ...
BravoAdvantage Full Suite Overview

BravoAdvantage Full Suite Overview

BravoAdvantage is the next generation procurement platform that enables organisations to generate more value, influence innovation and reduce risk ...
BravoAdvantage Supplier Value Management

BravoAdvantage Supplier Value Management

With BravoAdvantage™ Supplier Value Management, you gain a comprehensive view of your organisation’s suppliers across the entire procurement ...
BravoAdvantage Savings Management

BravoAdvantage Savings Management

BravoAdvantage™ Savings Management empowers you to take control of your organisation’s savings management processes by streamlining the ...
BravoAdvantage Spend Analysis

BravoAdvantage Spend Analysis

BravoAdvantage™ Spend Analysis has been refined through years of experience via the implementation of best-practice strategic sourcing processes ...
BravoAdvantage Sourcing

BravoAdvantage Sourcing

BravoAdvantage™ Sourcing enables you to work collaboratively to build, issue and evaluate sourcing events via a secure online solution From ...
BravoAdvantage SourcingPlus

BravoAdvantage SourcingPlus

BravoAdvantage™ SourcingPlus enables you to leverage advanced analytical capabilities as part of a complete, end-to-end strategic procurement ...
BravoAdvantage Contract Lifecycle Management

BravoAdvantage Contract Lifecycle Management

BravoAdvantage™ Contract Lifecycle Management gives unparalleled insight into the contracts you hold with suppliers By providing visibility ...
BravoAdvantage Services – Procurement Services Designed for Success and Transformation

BravoAdvantage Services – Procurement Services Designed for Success and Transformation

BravoSolution Services ensure you have the resources you need to achieve your business outcomes Whether you need support to implement a new ...
BravoAdvantage SourcingPlus Categories for Packaging

BravoAdvantage SourcingPlus Categories for Packaging

Deliver high-impact results for complex, business critical categories for Packaging For many years, sourcing managers have successfully used ...
BravoAdvantage SourcingPlus Categories for Transportation

BravoAdvantage SourcingPlus Categories for Transportation

Deliver High-impact Results for Complex, Business Critical Categories For many years, sourcing managers have successfully used strategic sourcing ...
Risk Management in the Supply Chain

Risk Management in the Supply Chain

LIVE WEBINAR: Wednesday, November 4,  2015 Typing ‘risk equation’ into Google is easy – you’ll return just short of a ...
Creating Effective Supplier Scorecards

Creating Effective Supplier Scorecards

By Sherry R Gordon, President at Value Chain Group LLC Supplier scorecards are considered a basic tool in the supply management toolkit When ...
2014 Industry Briefings

2014 Industry Briefings

The BravoSolution Industry Briefings are a series of knowledge sharing webinars detailing best practices for the application of BravoSolution ...
The Twelve Procurement Days of Christmas

The Twelve Procurement Days of Christmas

By Peter Smith, Spend Matters UK Now, after years of research, Spend Matters and BravoSolution can bring you the truth about the old, traditional ...
Conflict Minerals: A Bloody Sourcing Risk

Conflict Minerals: A Bloody Sourcing Risk

Blood diamonds may get Hollywood attention, but it is the sourcing of lesser-known natural resources, known as conflict minerals, that fuel civil ...