Procurement today isn’t about doing a quick online search for suppliers. Anyone can do that. True procurement professionals must have the experience to discern if suppliers are:

  • Viable
  • Capable of providing necessary support
  • Able to deliver the right products
  • Ethical

They must also be able to go into the field and meet the suppliers they’re evaluating. They need to ask the tough questions, negotiate the right contracts, and put sound programs into place. Companies need well-trained, qualified, enabled procurement professionals that understand the importance of selecting suppliers that will have a positive impact on their company’s end product and reputation in the market.