Announcing the 2017 BravoSolution Real World Procurement Webinars

This year, we are delighted to announce our support of and participation in the new BravoSolution Real World Procurement expert webinars, hosted by Peter Smith, and three other real-world subject matter experts, Guy Allen, David Atkinson and Robert Handfield: read about them here.

The series marks year six of Real World Procurement events, and will offer interesting, challenging and useful discussions around how to drive successful procurement, in online, interactive webinars on hot topics. 

Like their predecessors, these sessions will both inform and give you the chance to have your say and comment or ask questions alongside other senior procurement people. We are delighted to present the following themes for the next six months:

31 JanuaryLeveraging Supplier Innovation

29 February - Integrated Source-to-Pay  (Peter Smith)

28 MarchInnovative Data Leveraging for Procurement Analysis (Robert Handfield)

25 AprilSourcing Optimsation - the process and benefits (Peter Smith)

22 May - The Digital Procurement Era  (Robert Handfield)

20 June - Finding Hidden In-Year Savings (Guy Allen)

There are six more in the second half of the year, with Mr Atkinson chipping in with two sessions around SRM. You can look at the session details and book here.

The first webinar, Leveraging Supplier Innovation, is coming up really soon, and looks at a really hot topic for the profession. It is presented by Robert Handfield, Executive Director of the Supply Chain Resource Co-Operative, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management, and Consulting Editor of the Journal of Operations Management, one of the leading supply chain management journals in the field. Handfield was also the co-author of the very successful book "The Procurement Value Proposition".

Key Topics for the session are:

  • How to identify supplier technologies, build relationships, understand contractual requirements, and establish effective outcomes for innovation.
  • Guidelines and insights on how to create supplier relationships that drive a common approach to creation of innovative solutions that can drive revenue and build customer value.
  • How to identify the issues around intellectual property that challenge open sharing of ideas that is foundational to creation of supplier innovation outcomes.

You can register here, and we look forward to you joining us.

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