Friday, 31 January 2014

What is Sustainable Procurement? (Part 1)

Authored by Fayaz Haq
Safety is part of our culture, why not Sustainable Procurement too? 

What if Sustainable Procurement were to become part of our culture at work, home and school, just as safety is now? 

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

The View from Outside-In

How do you compare with your peers?  Are you better?  Are you setting the bar higher? Are you complacent and happy with where you are currently?  How does your business know if you are performing better than last year?  How does the business compare your results with the rest of the world?

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Procurement: On the Brink of Relevancy?

What is relevancy? According to the dictionary, it is defined as “having practical value or applicability or pertinence.” Procurement becoming relevant is therefore the broader knowledge that Procurement has practical value or applicability to the business or is pertinent to the business.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Natural Selection Versus Positive Discrimination – the SME/Diversity Debate (Part 2)

By Steven Low

Following on from the posting in Part 1 of this two part post, unfortunately, many organisations are stuck between two pretty distinct choices. They need the savings generated by their size and scale but also need to tell the world that they are helping small and diverse businesses in a period of continued economic instability. The financial and public sectors in particular are heavily burdened by this conundrum.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Natural Selection Versus Positive Discrimination – the SME/Diversity debate (Part 1)

By Steven Low

As a buyer, it is becoming increasingly difficult to balance the needs of the organisation to save money, getting the best value deals for your organisation while ensuring you spend money in the local economy or with suppliers who are in the ‘diverse’ sector (typically disabled, LGBT, Women-owned businesses etc).

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

We're back! The 2014 Real World Sourcing Series.

In partnership with Spend Matters and industry expert Guy Allen, BravoSolution are pleased to announce our 2014 Real World Sourcing Series programme of events.

Over the course of 2014 we'll be hosting 6 expert briefing sessions, chaired by senior procurement industry experts and aimed at delivering practical experience based advice to procurement professionals.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Showrooming your way to strategic success...

By Steven Low

Wikipedia define the process of 'showrooming' as visiting a normal brick and mortar store with the distinct objective of finding out how a product looks or feels in reality before going online to find it cheaper. This relatively new phenomenon is currently getting a lot of press as high street stores struggle to compete against the low overheads of an online store.