A Mad Millennial

Sarah Scudder is president of Procureit5, has won many awards, writes for various publications and is an entrepreneur. Sarah’s desire is to make the world a better place. She is on her way.

Last year, I was invited to attend a supply chain event in San Francisco. The event was on a Thursday from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. The meeting format encouraged networking and had an education component. Also, there were awards given that celebrated the great work being done by Bay Area sourcing executives...

Lets face it, it’s hard to stand out. Buyers are bombarded with phone calls, emails and in-person approaches at conferences. Sellers are desperate to get time with decision-makers. I’ve been on both sides—a buyer and a seller. When I go to print industry conferences, I’m looking for new...

I’m a believer that personality plays an important role in selling. I’m a super Type A person, so I prefer to buy from people and companies that are organized, detailed and competent. But I also like people and companies that have a healthy sense of humor. Silvercar is a great example...

I’m holding my first Trends & Innovative In Print Procurement session with a marketing procurement team for a Fortune 100 company next week. The goal is to educate buyers about new and better ways to do their jobs, to increase efficiencies, to make things easier and to increase value. I also will talk about...

Early in my career, I traveled to Dallas to meet with a client. Knowing my company was already paying for my flight and travel, I wanted to maximize my company’s investment in me by trying to meet with prospects and potential referral partners in town...

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