4 procurement and pricing strategies to mitigate the impact of increasing tariffs

When mitigating the impacts of increasing tariffs, you need to consider 4 important levers – procurement costs, supply chains, customers, and competitors.

Alain Meloche

Alain Meloche

Alain, a Harvard MBA, is the Global Practice Lead for the Internal Consulting Group, an international management consulting firm based in Australia. During his 25-year pricing career, he has built pricing strategies and led implementation efforts for a large number of companies selling internationally in a number of industries including manufacturing, pharmaceutical products, medical devices, high technology, telecommunications, logistics, financial services, and consumer goods.

Step 1 of the procurement process: Conducting an internal needs assessment

The purpose of conducting an internal needs analysis is to benchmark current performance and then identify needs and targets in order to develop a procurement strategy.

Pamela Hyatt

Pamela Hyatt

I am the Content Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). You can find some of my work on TradeReady.ca. My background is in copywriting, journalism and social media. My passion lies in connecting people to the stories that are most important to them.

The 7 steps of a strategic procurement process

The procurement process can be complicated one. Strategic procurement is an organization-wide process. Here are the 7 steps that lead to a successful procurement process.

Chris Blood-Rojas

Chris Blood-Rojas

Chris is the marketing and communications intern at the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). He is a graduate of Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in communication studies as well as the Algonquin College public relations program. His background is in communications, marketing, and public relations.

Magali Bourdeilh, PACI|FPAI – Coordinator, Procurement and Transportation Logistics

Magali Bourdeilh, PACI|FPAI is the Coordinator, Procurement and Transportation Logistics for Mosaique Surface, a company specializing in custom stone mosaics.

Ewan Roy

Ewan Roy

I'm a Digital Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). My background is in writing and research, and I am passionate about communicating new ideas and telling stories that matter to you.

5 methods to build a more efficient procurement strategy

Besides following a standard sourcing procedure, there are several actions companies must take to ensure that they have an efficient procurement strategy.

Ewan Roy

Ewan Roy

I'm a Digital Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). My background is in writing and research, and I am passionate about communicating new ideas and telling stories that matter to you.

Kevin Duncan, CITP|FIBP, Senior Buyer Technical Procurement

Kevin Duncan, CITP|FIBP, is a Senior Buyer Technical Procurement at NOVA Chemicals, where he ensures compliance with all customs, and manages an important supply portfolio, providing competitive pricing while maintaining strong supplier relationships.

Pamela Hyatt

Pamela Hyatt

I am the Content Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). You can find some of my work on TradeReady.ca. My background is in copywriting, journalism and social media. My passion lies in connecting people to the stories that are most important to them.

7 virtual international business events to keep you connected and inspired

There have never been more opportunities to access the brightest minds in the business world. So add these seven virtual business events to your calendar.

Pamela Hyatt

Pamela Hyatt

I am the Content Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). You can find some of my work on TradeReady.ca. My background is in copywriting, journalism and social media. My passion lies in connecting people to the stories that are most important to them.

Revitalize your business through product adaptation: Stage 2 – Design

In a challenging economy, agile businesses are the ones who come out the winners. Adapt or die, as the saying goes. This article series explores the four general stages of product development, continuing with the design stage.

Pamela Hyatt

Pamela Hyatt

I am the Content Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). You can find some of my work on TradeReady.ca. My background is in copywriting, journalism and social media. My passion lies in connecting people to the stories that are most important to them.

Here’s to your success! Celebrating 2019 FITT graduates and CITPs from over 100 companies

In 2019, FITT connected hundreds of individuals and organizations with the skills, knowledge, confidence and credibility they needed to move forward with their goals. Let’s celebrate their success!

Pamela Hyatt

Pamela Hyatt

I am the Content Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). You can find some of my work on TradeReady.ca. My background is in copywriting, journalism and social media. My passion lies in connecting people to the stories that are most important to them.

CITP Spotlight: Maysa Balout, CITP|FIBP – Buyer/Administrative Manager

Maysa Balout’s curiosity about international business first started when, after earning her diploma in business administration and management, she built a successful career as a…

Ewan Roy

Ewan Roy

I'm a Digital Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). My background is in writing and research, and I am passionate about communicating new ideas and telling stories that matter to you.