Getting Started in Digital Procurement (3/5)

18 Mar, 2024

Shaping the Future of Procurement (3/5)

Getting started in digital procurement

How should you approach Day 1 of your digitalization journey? This interview delves into precisely that question. It marks the third installment of our series exploring the future of procurement. Segments 1 (Sourcing Champions & Promena’s Journey) and 2 (Joint Vision for Procurement Excellence) lay the groundwork by introducing our collaborative efforts, paving the way for subsequent expert insights from Robert Waalder, the founder of Sourcing Champions, and Orçun Güven, the executive director of Promena.

Transitioning to e-sourcing tools may seem daunting, but there are strategies to simplify the process. Start with focused solutions like e-auctions to build confidence. Seek assistance from organizations like Sourcing Champions for practical training and support. Choose modular platforms like Promena, which customize features to suit your requirements, avoiding unnecessary complications. With Promena, launching your inaugural e-auction is swift, and potential savings can be realized within three months.

Stay tuned as we explore how this partnership drives quick returns and lasting impact, ushering businesses into a new era of procurement excellence.

SHAPING THE FUTURE OF PROCUREMENT. Expect to gain a wealth of knowledge on driving strategy, managing risk, enhancing sustainability, and achieving overall transformations in procurement through digitalization. This is more than just a conversation; it’s a roadmap for organizations looking to thrive in the digital age. Stay tuned for the upcoming episodes, where Waalder and Guven will delve deeper into the mechanics of their successful partnership, sharing lessons learned and best practices for embracing digital procurement. 

This series is a must-watch for industry professionals, business leaders, and anyone passionate about the future of procurement. It’s an opportunity to witness firsthand the thought leadership and innovative solutions that are setting new benchmarks for excellence in the field. Join us as we embark on this journey, uncovering the keys to digital procurement success one episode at a time. 

Sourcing Champions 

Sourcing Champions is a boutique procurement consulting firm headquartered in Amsterdam, dedicated to elevating Sourcing & Procurement into a real competitive advantage. With a deep-rooted procurement DNA and a multilingual international team, they offer end-to-end expertise in procurement strategy, sourcing & cost reduction, risk & sustainability, and procurement transformation. Sourcing Champions combines procurement passion, strong change management and PMO, with cutting-edge digital technology to drive value and results for their clients, forming enduring partnerships that go beyond the ordinary to unlock innovative growth opportunities. 


Promena is at the forefront of providing innovative e-Sourcing, e-Procurement, and supply chain management solutions, driving the digital transformation of procurement practices. Our platform enhances organizational efficiency, transparency, and collaboration by digitalizing procurement activities. Supported by the strength of one of Türkiye’s largest conglomerates, Promena delivers a powerful, user-friendly platform capable of facilitating multimillion transactions. To discover how Promena can advance your procurement strategy and for the latest procurement technology trends, visit our website and connect with us on LinkedIn. 


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