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Michael Cadieux

A 20 year+ seasoned Indirect Sourcing industry executive who is now focusing on improving the Sourcing industry as a whole through building collaborative communities such as Procurement Foundry where fellow practitioners can gather, learn and grow.

There’s a Larger Demand for Procurement Professionals Than Ever Before

Mike Cadieux quite possibly bleeds procurement. A 20+ year seasoned sourcing leader he founded Procurement Foundry in 2019, steering it to become the leading global community of sourcing and supply chain professionals, now with over 6000 members....

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10 things to look forward to at Forge: ENGAGE-tile

10 things to look forward to at Forge: ENGAGE

There are so many things impacting on and around procurement. It can be difficult to juggle & keep pace with what’s new and the day-to-day job....

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Optimize Your Indirect Procurement Strategy to Generate Value

Everyone seems to be talking about indirect procurement these days. For procurement practitioners looking for more information on indirect...

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Better Supplier Negotiations: How Is AriZona Iced Tea Still One Dollar?

Procurement practitioners today have a lot on their plates. They must keep costs low without sacrificing quality. Sometimes, this can seem like...

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Two Buck Chuck – Procurement Strategy and Infamous Trader Joe’s Wine

Trader Joe’s has amazed people for years by somehow delivering quality products at near bargain bin prices. How do they do that? Every procurement...

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How to Improve Supplier Performance in a Supplier’s World

Suppliers are becoming increasingly important and powerful—it can feel like a supplier’s world. CEO of Fine Tune, Rich Ham, reiterated the importance...

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How to Hedge Against Inflation in Today’s Volatile Market

Inflation. It’s a word—and harsh reality—that no one welcomes. But it’s undeniable: inflation is here, and it’s become a huge problem with no end in...

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Your Official Invitation to the Next FORGE Procurement Conference

Your Official Invitation to the Next FORGE Procurement Conference

Most skilled procurement practitioners know you need to pursue improvement to keep pace with the ever-evolving industry. The best way to improve is,...

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How to Measure Your Success with Procurement Metrics

We all want success. For procurement professionals and managers looking for ways to track success and gauge their company’s performance, procurement...

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Category Management Tips – Top 3 Rules of Successful Category Managers Today

If you are a category manager—or are aspiring to be an excellent one in the future—you likely already know how critical it is to stay on top of your...

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