What others say about the series:
"The series of briefings was highly relevant, pitched at the right level, with great collateral provided!"
- Procurement Director
"I wanted to congratulate BravoSolution for a fantastic series of highly informative briefings. I really can't recall anything better that has scored highly across all criteria, and I have attended many of the years!"
- Head of Procurement
"I've been able to apply new found knowledge from the series immediately in my workplace which has helped me to make measurable performance improvements for the team. From a personal perspective, I've reaffirmed and built upon academic foundations as I was in my final year studying towards MCIPS."
- Category Management
Asking the right research question that leads to the right analytical insights.
Embedded procurement solutions.
Combining spend management with other sources of data.
Working with new sources of data to support supplier analytics, technology trends, and risk metrics (e.g. social media, open source data, etc).
Introduce the concept of “innovative data leveraging” as a core dimension for building capability in analytics.
Robert Handfield is the Consulting Editor of the Journal of Operations Management, one of the leading supply chain management journals in the field, and is the author of several books on supply chain management. He recently led a global study on Global Logistics Trends and Strategies for BVL International in 2013, as well as a report entitled Future Buy: The Future of Procurement published by KPMG.
Handfield has consulted with over 25 Fortune 500 companies and published more than 100 articles in top management journals. His work has been cited in over 23,000 publications according to Google Scholar.
Kelly Barner owns, manages, and edits Buyers Meeting Point. She has a unique perspective on procurement from the numerous roles she has held during her 15 years in procurement. Kelly worked for Ahold USA (parent company of grocery chains Stop & Shop, Hannaford, Giant Landover, and more) on their not ...