Strategic 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.

Why Strategic Sourcing?

Strategic Sourcing is part of an organization’s procurement process which supports the overall strategic goals aligned to how the organization competes within its market.

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Developing a Sourcing Process

To achieve a world class organisation, a developed strategic sourcing process must be a key component aligned to the organization’s overall strategy.

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Category Management-led Sourcing Strategies

Mature organizations utilize category management led sourcing strategies combined with collaborative relationships with suppliers focused on supporting the organization’s strategic goals.

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Strategic Sourcing Training

Acquire the training you need to launch your role into a truly strategic sourcing function. Learn more about our strategic sourcing essentials below.

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"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."

Purchasing Manager
Leitch Technology
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."

Manager, Consulting
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
Rogers Communications
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."

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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.

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