The success of your procurement initiatives will greatly depend on the implementation and acceptance of new approaches to procurement within your organization. Providing your staff with the necessary skills will help them execute and manage leading practices effectively as well as enable them to persuade stake-holders of the benefits these changes will generate. Working directly with your procurement professionals, Friesen Concepts can provide you with the tools you and your staff need to implement effective change.
In collaboration with the Healthcare Supply Chain Network (HSCN), Sarah led initiatives including developing a training program for healthcare strategic sourcing professionals, which was foundational to the Healthcare Supply Chain Certificate currently being offered by HSCN through SCMAO, and developing a Toolkit and delivering associated training to Ontario healthcare organizations to support compliance with the BPS Procurement Directive. She also chaired the SME Advisory committee supporting HSCN’s recent development of innovation procurement templates and training.
Sarah's experience as a speaker for various educational institutions and conferences, coupled with her active participation on a number of healthcare committees, has kept her well connected and informed over the years. The value of these associations has proved immeasurable as she progresses through every new project.