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BravoSolution Webinars

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.

Creating Transparency in the Supply Chain to Reduce Risk

29 August 2017 | Live Webinar with Q&A

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: The Five Programme Killers and How to Overcome Them

25 July 2017 | Live Webinar with Q&A

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.

Measuring your Procurement Capability…A Self-assessment Technique

This webinar was recorded on 19 July 2017

This webinar will provide you with a do-it-yourself process for evaluating your and your team’s capabilities across a collection of key competencies in executing modern procurement.

Capability assessment has been, and will always be an important part of career development and team performance. There are solutions you can purchase and now there are self – assessment tools that give you a clear picture of your procurement capability.

Knowing where to start is half the challenge and Craig will give us that start.

Key Topics:

Learn about SAGA…Self Assessment and Gap Analysis.
The 50 skill measures on you.
Scoring you on ‘People’ ‘Process’ and ‘Technology’ …on each skill.
Scoring your team on the same big 3.
Spotting the capability gaps and deciding what needs to be fixed first?
Applying your first ‘Personal Growth Plan’…a 1-pager that you will want to carry with you everywhere.

Finding Hidden In Year Savings

This webinar was recorded on 20 June 2017

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 maximum returns until future years Procurement. But there is still a target to deliver this year, and due to unforeseen circumstances you many need find benefits that will count towards this year’s targets.

Key Topics of the Webinar:

Where you can look to find savings that will deliver in the current year.
The levers and opportunities which are most likely to deliver the benefits you are seeking
What dangers and missed opportunities will you encounter by pursuing short term gains