Thanks to everyone who came to our first "Real World Sourcing Series" session yesterday, sponsored by BravoSolution and developed by Guy Allen and I.
The session was titled "Taking on a New Category", and it seemed to go well based on the audience response. I managed to work Maltesers, angry lawyers and the Kraljic Matrix into the discussion, and there was some stimulating discussion and a good exchange of views from the delegates, which is always a good sign!
It was a pretty varied audience in terms of organisations represented and procurement interests, including one lady (of Polish origin) who had travelled from Ireland, where she works as a Categogy Manager for a global IT firm, all the way to London for our session. Very much hope she felt it was worthwhile!
BravoSolution are making the slides available on their website today I believe, and you can even take a short "test" once you've read them, which can count towards your CPD (continuous professional development) profile. Exciting! We'll also be publishing a couple of blogs shortly around the content of the session.
You can also read more about the "scholarship" BravoSolution are offering - but you need to attend 3 sessions to qualify to enter for that. More on that also on their website.
Finally, the next session will be led by Guy Allen, and is on 18th April in London - the topic is "Making Spend Analysis Work", and there are still a few places left if you want to register here. (There's a nominal fee, but you get a good lunch as well as the more serious content!) We hope to see you there and thanks again to those who came along yesterday.