Episode 64: Moving Beyond Stone Age Procurement with Patrick Jonsson

By Kelly Barner | May 11, 2022

For a long time, procurement has struggled to reconcile the tension between tactical activities and strategic goals. A few organizations have broken free and stepped into the leadership space through innovative approaches to talent and technology, but most are still mired in ‘stone age’ thinking and approaches. 

In this episode of The Sourcing Hero podcast, Host Kelly Barner welcomes Patrick Jonsson. Patrick is the Founder of DigiProCure who provide a Category Management Tool focused on streamlining the category management process.

He has led many digital procurement transformations involving a wide array of systems, and witnessed firsthand the need for tools that adapt to each team’s maturity and needs.


In this interview, Patrick describes and defends his “provocative” approach to understanding the changes procurement needs to make:

  • Why he thinks procurement organizations are in an “adapt or die” moment and what that means
  • The most common pain points procurement and sourcing organizations need to deal with before they can prosper
  • A list of practical enablers procurement teams should embrace to get their paradigm shift started


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