Add to Queue: The Most Popular Procurement Podcasts 

Whether you’re a seasoned procurement professional or just starting your career, podcasts are a great way to keep up with the industry. From deep dives into sustainable procurement to light-hearted takes on everyday challenges, the world of supply chain podcasts is rich and diverse. Plus, you can listen in while commuting, working out, or even while gardening.

We’ve curated a list of the most popular supply chain and procurement podcasts around. These podcasts feature thought leaders, industry experts, and interesting hosts who share their wisdom, experiences, and occasional nuggets of humour. 

So, grab your headphones and get ready to top up your supply chain and procurement knowledge. In no particular order, here are some podcasts worth adding to your queue.

Let’s Talk Supply Chain

Host | Supply chain expert Sarah Barnes-Humphrey brings fresh energy to each discussion. She, with a range of industry experts and thought leaders, dives deep into a range of procurement-specific topics.

Description | This podcast features diverse voices from within the supply chain community, new innovations, and disruptors making waves in the industry.

Why Listen | Sarah’s broad expertise and engaging interviews will enhance your knowledge, broaden your horizons, and connect you with like-minded professionals in the supply chain field.

Sample Episode | Blended: What We Need To Know About Bias” – Sarah brings together a panel of women to discuss the various aspects of bias, its impact and how to address it.

Availability | Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, PlayerFM, Google Podcasts or on their website.

What the Duck – Another Supply Chain Podcast

Host | Sarah Scudder, a marketing procurement professional at SourceDay is joined by real people working on real issues in the supply chain  industry.

Description | Whether you’re a supply chain enthusiast, professional, or just curious about the intricacies of supply chain management, this show explores the quirks and challenges of procurement, offering humorous and insightful takes on the industry.

Why Listen | Presents an opportunity to hear from people like you, working on real issues in the direct spend supply chain.

Sample Episode | “DICEY DECISIONS: Clear-Cut SOP Strategies with Dyci Sfregola” – Sarah is joined by Dyci, a seasoned growth consultant. Together, they explore direct material procurement and the transformative power of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for small to midsize manufacturers.

Availability | Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and check their YouTube channel.

The Future of Supply Chain Podcast

Host | An openSAP podcast series, thought leader Richard Howells is joined by supply chain experts Sin To and Nicole Smythe and industry guests.

Description | Each episode runs around 30 minutes, and covers hot topics, best practices, and the latest innovations being put to work to create a risk-resilient and sustainable supply chain. Expect to hear interviews with experts from the fields of supply chain, sustainability, and Industry 4.0 as they address both current and future challenges and opportunities.

Why Listen | Deeply informative, Richard’s extensive experience and global mix of guests provides listeners with to-the-minute insights and practical advice to help you navigate what’s next got supply chains.

Sample Episode | AI in Supply Chain with SAP’s Artificial Intelligence Product Marketing Mgr., Cloud ERP Carlos Portillo” – Richard interviews Global Product Marketing Lead, Carlos Portillo about the types of AI available and how they can be applied to improve the supply chain right now.

Availability | Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or via their website.

The Way We Source

Host | Sam Jenks, CRO at Kodiak Hub welcomes procurement practitioners from global brands, tech vendors, researchers and inspiring people  to discuss all things procurement, sourcing, supply chain and sustainability.

Description | This podcast delves into the methodologies and best practices of sourcing. It covers topics like supplier relationships, strategic sourcing, and risk management.

Why Listen | Dr. Johnson’s academic and practical expertise offers a deep dive into effective sourcing strategies, making it a valuable resource for procurement professionals.

Sample Episode | “Autonomous Sourcing with Andreas Zimmermann Founder & CEO of mysupply” –  Andreas delves into autonomous sourcing, its potential and mysupply’s journey to disrupt the procurement.

Availability | Available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Procurement Says No

Host | Richard Beattie and Edward Cross are two UK-based, CIPS award winning “procurement gods” who take a casual and upbeat approach to the supply chain industry

Description | There’s nothing stuffy about this podcast. The hosting duo share their love of procurement with listeners of all experience levels as they cover all things procurement with occasional nuggets of priceless insight.

Why Listen | If you’re interested in procurement and enjoy a mix of humour and insights, this podcast might be right up your alley.

Sample Episode | “How Do You Like Your Stakeholders? Well Done or Medium Rare?” – This episode covers managing stakeholders with a mix of serious insights and light-hearted commentary, making it equal parts informative and entertaining.

Availability | Available on Apple Podcasts and Audible.

Procurement Reimagined

Host | Podcast host Daniel Barnes, Community Manager at Gatekeeper, and assorted guests explore a range of topics related to procurement, supplier management, and contract optimisation.

Description | Presented by Gatekeeper, this podcast sets out to dismantle outdated procurement practices, viewing the field through a fresh perspective that highlights its potential as a strategic driver of company growth and profitability.

Why Listen | If you’re interested in reimagining procurement practices, it’s well worth a listen.

Sample Episode | “9 Procurement Leaders Share Their Insights on Key Procurement Touchpoints” – The show welcomes nine leaders in the procurement space to share their insights – each bringing their own unique different perspectives across topics as diverse as supply relationship management, ESG sustainability, risk management, and emotional intelligence.

Availability | Available on Audible, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.

Sense and Sustainability – A sustainable procurement podcast

Host | Tim Weedon engages in insightful conversations with experts and influencers from around the world, exploring sustainable procurement practices, debunking myths, and shedding light on important topics related to sustainability 

Description | Since 2017, this podcast has been focusing on sustainable procurement practices, offering insights into how organisations can adopt environmentally and socially responsible sourcing strategies.

Why Listen | Tim’s passion for sustainability and his practical advice make this podcast a must-listen for those interested in green procurement.

Sample Episode | “Elise Groulx and Helen Carter Discuss Human Rights (Full Conversation)” – Over an hour, Elise Groulx Diggs, an international human rights lawyer, and Helen Carter, an experienced senior procurement professional, discuss human rights in the procurement field.

Availability | Available on Audible, Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

The Procurement Show – Positive Purchasing, Produced by Fresh Air Studios

Host | Hosted by procurement expert Jonathan O’Brien who aims to debunk common myths related to sustainable procurement.

Description | This semi-weekly podcast provides a comprehensive look at the topics we all need to think about and explores the more interesting aspects of procurement.

Why Listen | Jonathan’s extensive knowledge and engaging style make it a valuable resource for anyone interested in sustainable procurement.

Sample Episode | “How We Will Negotiate in 2050?” – Jonathan and guest travel into the future to find out how negotiation will evolve, the domination of AI, and whether people will still be required in the negotiation process.

Availability | Available on Apple Podcasts, and Spotify.


Host | Hosted by Ivalua, every episode features a new host from Ivalua and an insightful guest.

Description | This podcast offers a refreshing and light-hearted look at the world of procurement, blending fascinating insights with humour and a touch of fun.

Why Listen | Each host’s enthusiasm for procurement shines through. If you’re curious about procurement or simply love the field, this podcast is worth tuning in to!

Sample Episode | “When Procurement Changed the Course of History feat. Stephen Carter” – A thirty minute discussion on how procurement has changed since the 17th century and how it remains almost the same today.

Availability | Apple Podcasts or via the Ivalua website.

These podcasts offer a diverse range of insights and perspectives on procurement and supply chain management, making them valuable additions to your listening queue.