Charitable procurement: How UNICEF USA finds the balance between cost savings and value-based buying

Andy Rhodes for Procurement Foundry With a mission of fundraising, education, and advocacy for children’s rights to ensure that kids worldwide have the opportunity to reach their full potential, at UNICEF USA we have a clear vision of what we are doing and why we are doing it. Unlike many private sector organizations that are […]

Digital Transformation and the 3 Lenses of Categorization

Dave Sheppard for Procurement Foundry It goes without saying that ‘digital transformation’ and ‘automation’ are hot topics and popular catchphrases for procurement professionals, but the stark reality is an organization must learn to crawl before it can walk. Unfortunately, and in their enthusiasm to jump to the digital promised land, most tend to overlook the […]

Is purchasing a bad word?

Mike Cadieux Quick question; what is the difference between purchasing and procurement? If you do a Google search, you will find that purchasing involves the process of ordering goods and services. Conversely, procurement involves the sourcing, negotiation, and strategic selection of goods that are important to an organization. Of course, additional searches reveal many variations […]