Sourcing Champions deepens supply chain risk offering with Sphera

09 November 2023 2 min. read

Dutch procurement consultancy Sourcing Champions has forged a partnership with Sphera.

Sphera is a leading provider of software solutions and data services for environmental, social and governance (ESG), environment, health, safety & sustainability (EHS&S), operational risk management (ORM), product stewardship, and supply chain risk management (SCRM). Its solutions are used by over 7,000 customers in 80+ countries.

Netherlands-headquartered Sourcing Champions is an international consultancy firm dedicated to transforming procurement functions, and wider supply chain networks.

Sourcing Champions deepens supply chain risk offering with Sphera

“Sphera is a global leader in ESG performance and risk management software. By adding their SCRM solutions to our offering, we can help our clients enhance the transparency in their procurement, and take a more proactive approach to supply chain risk,” said Robert Waalder, founder of Sourcing Champions.

“In a world where risks and resilience are more critical than ever, the combination of Sphera’s leading tools and our deep domain knowledge will enable procurement teams to bring together strategy with operations and risk – driven by technology. This aligns with our approach at Sourcing Champions: a holistic view on procurement transformation.”

According to Waalder, years of practical experience (and research) has consistently shown that comprehensive risk management translates into superior business outcomes, both for the procurement function as well as the wider business. “Timely risk identification and mitigation strategies protects the chain from procurement to production, increasing business resilience and agility. It also lifts decision-making to a higher level.”

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Waalder added that supply chain risk is more than ever intertwined with sustainability, as internationally operating organisations increasingly embrace sustainability-first thinking as they push for leaner and more resilient supply chains. “This development is driven both by compliance and stakeholder expectations, as well as by opportunities.”

Paul Marushka, the CEO of Sphera, welcomed the collaboration with the consulting firm, stating: “Empowering businesses to monitor, identify, assess and mitigate risk proactively is a crucial part of Sphera’s mission to create a safer, more sustainable, and productive world. We welcome Sourcing Champion to our partner network and look forward to them bringing our solutions to their clients.”