The Procurement Blog

At ProcureCon Canada, we love giving away plenty of free content, so you can always keep up with the latest developments in procurement. Below we have a few of our most popular articles and case studies in the procurement blog.

City of Edmonton's Sustainable Public Procurement Strategy

The City of Edmonton details a strategic plan to implement social responsibility, environmental requirements, and business ethical values in procurement.

Jamesway's Global Sourcing & Procurement Strategy w/ OptiBuy

Hatching equipment supplier Jamesway's new cost-efficient sourcing project with OptiBuy enables expansion of its high-quality supplier network in Europe.

TELUS' Solution for Streamlined IoT Connectivity Procurement

The process of procuring connectivity for IoT solutions are sometimes prohibitive and expensive for small businesses – TELUS' IoT shop is here to change that.

Manulife’s Investment in New Procurement Technology

Manulife is investing in the development of Procurify, a new innovative platform equipped with powerful tools for streamlining purchasing and procurement.

Amazon Business and Business Prime for B2B Procurement

A new way for Canadian businesses to procure, Amazon Business and Business Prime made its way to Canada with features that support procurement operations.

Adidas' Collaborative Marketing Procurement Strategy

Adidas promotes practices where procurement and marketing works hand-in-hand for long term brand success and relations.

Siemens' Digital Supply Chain Tower Technology

Mindsphere and other Industry 4.0 technology such as 3D printing, AI, and RFIDs help identify and address in efficiencies in business supply chains.

CIBC's Supplier Diversity Program: Procurement without Bias

CIBC's supplier diversity program provides partnership opportunities for minority-owned enterprises, driving healthy competitiveness in the supply chain.

Ask Joanna: Key Priorities For Finding Long-Term Value

Joanna Martinez dives into a question about what priorities are key for Canadian procurement executives to achieve long-term success finding value for their organization.

Capgemini Is Looking at Blockchain Technology for Supply Chain

Blockchain technology has been filling up news feeds around the globe all year. It's yet unclear whether blockchain is the future of finance, or a bubble waiting to burst, but professional services and consulting firm, Capgemini has some great ideas about how the technology can be applied to the supply chain industry.

How Rio Tinto is Automating Its Haulage Network Supply Chain

By automating its haulage network, Rio Tinto not only manages to boost productivity in one of the most inhospitable regions in the world, but makes significant savings in doing so - both in terms of its finances and environmental impact.

How Magna International is Bringing Order to Procurement with a New CIO

Managing decentralized IT is a huge job for any procurement based industry. However, with the right people and plans in place, companies such as Magna International can enjoy the best of both worlds.

How CIPS is Championing Diversity in Supply Chain Management

With the treatment of women in the workplace finally becoming a globally-recognized issue, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) is making the case for how diversity in supply chain management makes things better for everyone.

How Canada’s Largest Dairy Company Adds Value through Innovation

The trailblazer who will revolutionize how you do innovation—and might just save your business in the process.

Ask Joanna: Sustainability and Supplier Strategy

Joanna Martinez addresses balancing short term and long term goals for sustainable cost savings and long-lasting supplier relationships.