We are a boutique consulting firm specializing in Strategic Sourcing, Vendor Mangement, and Environmental Sourcing.
Strategic sourcing and vendor management are critical functions for any business. From services to manufacturing, companies rely more and more on vendors to provide direct materials and non-core products and services which creates risk to the business through reliance on third party organizations. Chief Procurement Officers have cited supply chain agility and risk mitigation as the top two goals for CPO’s in any organization.
This is why leading class strategic sourcing and vendor management are critical to the success of an organization through ensuring the correct vendors with the required qualifications are selected and risk mitigation strategies are implemented.
Link–Sage is able to work with your staff, internal stakeholders and external suppliers to deliver results on a specific sourcing project resulting in the best solution. At the same time, we will share the knowledge and methodology with your organization as part of internal development.
Vendor relationships are challenging to maintain and develop while very important to organizations. Vendors bring industry expertise, capabilities and resources to support your objectives. We work with you to develop collaborative relationships based on key performance indicators which positions your vendor relationships to maximise the value they bring.Contact Us
Social responsibility and sustainability is being taken under stronger consideration by organizations but many are at a loss on how to implement true sustainability programs balanced with fiscal responsibility to shareholders. Leveraging ISO principles, Link – Sage will develop a sustainability program with your organization to ensure sourcing decisions take social responsibility into account. This is augmented with Total Quality Management practices to build sustainability into the organization’s operations and culture.
Link-Sage has a comprehensive one-day training program in strategic sourcing to help organization sourcing departments grow from transactional activities to be more aligned in supporting corporate objectives.
Improve your business's strategic sourcing with our team of consultants.
Vendor Relationship Mangement
Improve and optimize your vendor relationships to create strategic value for your business.
Sourcing For Environmental Sustainability
Incorporate the environment into your business model. We can help you achieve these goals.
Meet the CEO
Mark Morrissey is a senior leader in strategic sourcing and supply management with extensive experience. A combination of industry and consulting experience permits hands on pragmatic business management combined with strategic thinking. The outcome of Mark's experience has enabled him to take leadership within organizations to meet strategic objectives and drive enhanced value.
Experience and skills include the negotiation of complex high value and multi year contracts with third party suppliers in manufacturing outsourcing and IT outsourcing. Mark is able to bring thought leadership to negotiations enabling mutually beneficial solutions.
Mark also brings strong experience working with stakeholders, collaborating with senior management and leading cross functional teams. Link-Sage takes pride in the ability to recognize and deliver on opportunities for improvement in a company’s operations, allowing the company to better meet customer needs while improving cash flow and reducing costs.
"Mark was one of my leaders. We faced an Operation that was too cost heavy, couldn’t ship on time and was costing the company market share. Mark took ownership over the challenges we faced in our supply chain. He led efforts to re-organize and structure our vendors and supply chain. He created new sourcing models and led efforts with Design Engineering to apply ‘design for sourcing’ approaches resulting in substantial material cost reductions. Mark applied innovative approaches from 3PL, Lean Delivery approaches and outsourcing to lower cost providers both in North America and Far East. This helped us achieve a very quick turn-around to profitability. Mark also provided me a versatility to manage multiple functions and always displayed a strong team-player character."
Vice President Operations
" Mark is one of a kind procurement and supply chain professional, his expertise, talent, business attitude and behaviour are exceptional. He is very knowledgeable and up-to-date in terms of the market trends and best practices, he is a very good listener and provides the best fit advice to A specific situation. It was great working with him, and he is on my top 5 consultants that I would approach for the next procurement and supply chain related project."
Deloitte Consulting, Strategy and Operations
Client – Wireless Industry
"I worked with Mark at Rogers where he was the Director of Strategic Sourcing managing the Network, Engineering, Cable and Wireless team. Mark is seasoned procurement professional with a deep understanding of all facets of the supply chain. Mark was an empowering leader, able to articulate clearly the vision and strategy for his category while motivating his team to deliver excellence. Mark is methodical, detail oriented and passionate about exceeding expectations. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Mark again."
Director Strategic Sourcing, IT
"Mark is truly an outstanding professional with expert knowledge in strategic sourcing both within manufacturing and Service oriented environments. I had the good fortune of working with Mark both as a client and successfully placing him as a candidate. Mark is strategic, a visionary and dedicated coupled with an outstanding sense of humor! I would without hesitation recommend Mark."
"Mark is a great mentor for any one new to a career in strategic sourcing. He is a fair person who is very knowledgeable in the electronics industry. His knowledge is not limited just to the electronics industry but other industries such as finance. His management style will allow anyone who works with him to succeed as he encourages his co-workers and his direct reports to constantly improve."
Work With Us
With over 20 years on experience providing consulting services for Vendor Management and Strategic Sourcing, Link-Sage is ready to provide you with the best resources in the industry.
Our team can easily be contacted by phone, email, or by filling out our contact form on our contact page.