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BravoSolution Webinars

Creating Transparency in the Supply Chain to Reduce Risk

This webinar was recorded on 29 August 2017

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 are becoming a hot button for many companies. An important transition into creating transparency is when large organizations can create a “federated” network, by integrating smaller firms into their network and drive a common purpose is a concept that is emerging as key to global competition. Some of the issues will include:

Key Topics of the Webinar:

How can companies begin to understand supply chain risks in the form of human and labor rights violation, transparency, and environmental issues?
How to drive federated policies that include common operating procedures, established standards, driving aligned supply chain processes and tacit understanding of how things work.
How can procurement work with shared holders to create shared values around working conditions and embed them in the supply base
How will creation of full transparency into operations across the extended enterprise impact our supply chain human resource policies?

Supplier Relationship and Value Management: Does your organization have what it takes?

26 September 2017 | Live Webinar with Q&A

There’s no point designing an SRM programme if your organization lacks the competency to deliver it. Equally, simply training people without an agreed SRM method or strategy is a route to wasting your precious training budget. In this webinar, Four Pillars’ David Atkinson lays-out the skills necessary for effective SRM strategy development, the cross-functional creation of relationship strategies, and for supplier engagement that delivers real value to the buying organization.

Webinar participants will be able to benchmark their current skills, and identify their future development needs.

Key Topics of the Webinar:

An understanding of the processes involved in deploying SRM, and the competency requirements that are essential for Procurement credibility and success.
A checklist of skills that apply to each stage of that deployment, from programme development, through to effective supplier engagement.
An appreciation of the need to assign priorities to SRM leadership, process design skills, the creation of compelling value propositions to stakeholder that ensure their enthusiastic participation, and the necessary basics that secure supplier commitment to your SRM value improvement goals.

Measuring The Immeasurable. KPI’s Have Been Replaced With QNV’s (Quantified New Value) How To Create Them

11 October 2017 | Live Webinar with Q&A

This webinar will explore the new performance measurement dimension of procurement.

The traditional measures have served us well, but it’s time we moved on and showed our creativity and our credibility at the same time.

Previous webinars with Craig explored new sources of value and that begs the question ‘How do we measure new value’?

How do you measure the worth of an intangible benefit from a deal with a supplier?

Our old KPIs have been re-invented and Craig will share some proven examples of how you can measure what we once thought was impossible to measure.

Key Topics of the Webinar:

Measuring the immeasurable.
Creating belief that the saving is a saving.
Creating belief that the benefit was a benefit.
A QNV for every benefit …to prove it’s real…especially the intangibles.

Strategic Cost Management

17 October 2017 | Live Webinar with Q&A

Strategic Cost Management, A Collaborative Approach. Cost reduction will continue to be a priority for organizations in multiple sectors. To drive value, organizations must look beyond price reduction achieved through strategic sourcing, and begin to think about impacts to other elements of cost.

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

This webinar was recorded on 25 July 2017

This webinar offers two perspectives on implementing Supplier Relationship and Value Management: Firstly, as a programme, and then as a method.
At the programme level, David Atkinson, MD of consultants Four Pillars, provides a model for developing your organization’s supplier management strategy by introducing the five critical questions that will mean the difference between failure and success. For each of these questions, answers are provided that will get you thinking about how you will make Supplier Relationship and Value Management work for your organization.

In addition, a method for implementing Supplier Relationship and Value Management is explained, detailing the key enablers that are essential for any programme, along with a description of how to develop relationship strategies and set-up supplier engagement protocols.

Key Topics of the Webinar:

An understanding of the key challenges that must be overcome in order to deliver a successful SRM programme.
A process for developing a coherent, integrated, and compelling strategy for SRM that will enthuse leaders, stakeholders, and colleagues alike.
An introduction to a systematic method of deploying SRM that includes must-have enablers, the steps to creating relationship strategies, and how to plan supplier engagement practices that secure the value your organization has contracted for, as well as the supplier development practices that encourage supplier innovation and incremental improvements in value.