I had no idea that procurement was such a growing field. Very interesting. I suppose it makes sense, because most businesses need to purchase things to stay in business.
I wanted to mention one thing though. The article mentioned that most procurement consultants are very experienced. It's very important to check on this before hiring any kind of consulting firm. You should look at their resumes, yes, but also ask around in the local business community and check references. You don't want to make a mistake in hiring!