Sourcing and contract negotiation lay a foundation for a well-run supply chain. Without a solid foundation, the processes built atop are unable to fully serve an organization and its people. Organizations should develop a sourcing strategy that aligns and enables the business objectives while supporting a seamless supply chain. Cost should no longer be the only factor when considering and comparing suppliers/vendors. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted just how fragile most supply chains are and just how little emphasis is put on resiliency.