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 a 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 a 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.

8 strategies that will help you optimize your inventory management

There are several inventory management strategies that organizations can use to maintain optimal inventory levels and ensure that customer needs are met.

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 simple ways you can bring down supply chain costs

If you want to minimize your supply chain costs in a way that also improves efficiency, you need to know exactly where to look.

Kevin Hill

Kevin Hill

Kevin Hill heads up the marketing efforts and provides technical expertise to the sales and service teams at Quality Scales Unlimited in Byron, California. He enjoys everything mechanical and electronic, computers, the internet and spending time with family.

Why you need a business case vs. a business plan when entering international markets

Systematic and strategic planning makes all the difference between success and failure when entering international markets. However, any plan is only as good as the foundation it is built on. Here we examine why the default business plan may not be enough when entering international markets.

Brent McNiven, CITP|FIBP

Brent McNiven, CITP|FIBP

Brent is an international trade consultant with nearly 25 years of experience. After starting and running several successful companies in South America, and working on different consulting projects across the world, he has spent the past 10 years working with Canadian SMEs to help them excel in global markets.