About

Larry Berglund | SCMP | MBA | FSCMA

Larry’s supply chain expertise includes leadership positions in the forest industry, public health care, municipal government, university operations, academia, and consulting services in the private, public and non-profit sectors. Larry is a speaker of note at national and international conferences.

Larry was fundamental with drafting and implementing the first ethical and sustainable procurement policy in Canada for the City of Vancouver.

His latest book, from Buddha Press is titled: It’s the People, Not the Paper: Managing Contracts and Measuring Performance for Professionals. He is also the author of Plan It for Our Planet: SOCIAL PROCUREMENT Practices, Policies, Principles and Plans for the Supply Chain; Good Planets Are Hard To Buy: A Management Handbook for Creating Conscious Capitalism, Sustainability Principles and Supply Chain Excellence; and Food, Finance, and Philosophy: A Role for Supply Management in Corporate Social Responsibility.

To order a PDF copy of It’s the People, Not the Paper, email directly to Larry at lberglund@prezplus.com Terms and conditions are available.

Many leading companies and organizations have utilized the services of Larry Berglund, including:

Abbotsford School District; Accenture Business Services; Athabasca University; Auditor General for Local Government; APICS; BC Automobile Association; BC Construction Association; Bruce Power; Buy Social Canada; Capilano University; Certified General Accountants; City of Edmonton; Delta School District; Department of National Defence; Federation of Canadian Municipalities; Finning Canada; City of Kamloops; City of Penticton; City of Trail; Cloverdale Paint; Coastal Communities Social Procurement Initiative; Hudbay Minerals; Institute of Supply Chain Management; Justice Institute of BC; Klondike Lubricants; Langley School District; Municipality of North Cowichan; National Education Consulting Inc.; Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission; Province of Alberta; Resort Municipality of Whistler; Social Enterprise Institute; Supply Chain Canada; West Fraser Timber; The University of British Columbia; and the University of the Fraser Vally, to name a few.

Larry has successfully integrated corporate social responsibility and social procurement values into supply management strategies and operations. He has drafted policies, affected change in public organizations and influenced practices in many companies.

Larry has facilitated workshops for the United Nations staff in Italy.  In 2019, he was thrilled to be inducted into the Athabasca University Faculty of Business Hall of Fame. 

Larry was honoured to present to the World Bank group in Washington DC in March 2020, leading great discussions on social procurement practices.