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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 […]

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 procurement practices – the people skills, process efficiencies and empowering technologies needed to drive a successful procurement function.

August 2016

Real World Procurement Series Global Webinar: Compelling Messages for your Executive Leader on Modern Procurement

This webinar was recorded on 31st August 2016

If an Executive Leader has not come from a procurement background in their climb to the top, how could they understand the deeper significance of end to end modern procurement? How could they possibly think it’s more than just buying?

Try as we might, we haven’t cracked the nut of […]

Coni, Online Procurement and Contracting for Total Transparency

The Purchasing Office of Coni Servizi (part of the operating company of the Italian National Olympic Committee’s activities) has been using a digital platform to manage the supplier registry, tenders and contracts for projects including major construction works. This step increases efficiency and traceability, security and transparency in compliance with public administration contracting rules, which are […]

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 […]

Adoption Measurement

By John Shaw, VP of Customer Success at BravoSolution

You are a seasoned leader in the rapidly maturing field of strategic sourcing and your leadership team continually challenges you to maximize the value of your team to the organization. You are, of course, resource constrained. Before you lay an open field of opportunities, yet you hold in your […]

July 2016

Nurturing Procurement Talent for the Millennial Era

This webinar was recorded on 2nd November 2016

There is a shortage of talent in the procurement profession.  So what can procurement executives do about this? Simply poaching staff from other organisations is not a sustainable solution for the profession as a whole.

So what can we practically do to attract the best people, motivate, retain and nurture […]

Planets of Value: Procurement Creates Wealth for Organizations

This webinar was recorded on 23rd November 2016

Once upon a time there was price, and little else. Then we woke up and started thinking outside the usual 9 dots and discovered a few new sources of value, from new types of conversations with suppliers.

We ask ourselves, “Price, Cost, Value, they’re basically the same thing, […]

June 2016

Taking eSourcing to the Next Level | Ardent Partners & BravoSolution

“Sourcing teams that leverage sourcing optimization generate savings rates that are on average 10% higher.”

Andrew Bartolini discusses the key strategies and approaches that leading teams have used to drive their e-Sourcing programs to the next level.

April 2016

Real World Procurement Series Global Webinar | Driving Value from your Sourcing Process

Presented by Guy Allen

The sourcing process sits at the heart of procurement. That means finding the right suppliers, running competitive processes, negotiating and contracting with the chosen suppliers. […]