Transitioning from transactional to strategic procurement: negotiating for success

Rich Ham, guest author for Procurement Foundry Procurement instinctively seeks the relative certainty and security that comes in the form of a contract. Procurement professionals tend to believe that once a contract is negotiated that promises savings in the form of lower per-item costs, the job is done. But are those savings real beyond the […]

Commissioning procurement: Is it time we got a piece of the action?

Michael Cadieux What’s great about getting together with fellow professionals outside the office at venues such as our recent Procurement Foundry Toronto Meetup on February 4th, is that we get to let our hair down and talk about anything and everything. During one such gathering, the subject of corporate strategic sourcing came up. More specifically, […]

A new mindset for a new technology — Why procurement needs to think differently in the digital age

by Iain Campbell-McKenna Richard Holmes, a Senior SAP Ariba Consultant who works as an advisor for Sourcing Solved, and I recently had a chance to share a coffee and to reminisce about our years of experience in the procurement world. Specifically, how during our time working together, we provided Ariba advisory services, including supplying consultants […]