PurchTips - Edition # 103
Purchasing Services: The Pitfalls, Part I
By Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3
Do You Know The Pitfalls Of Purchasing Services?
Today's purchasers are purchasing more and more services. If you?re not purchasing services yet, you probably will in the future so don't disregard this article!
Purchasing services has unique pitfalls. These include:
This edition of PurchTips covers the first services purchasing pitfall. Future editions will cover the others.
Spotlight On Professional Development Opportunities
Are you tired of not getting enough opportunities, respect, and money out of your purchasing career? If so, you will want to earn the Senior Professional in Supply Management®(SPSM) Certification. This powerful designation has helped others have rewarding purchasing careers and it can help you, too!
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There are four irreversible business and technology trends that are likely to cost purchasers like you their jobs in the next 12 months. Do you know what they are and how to protect yourself? If not, get the FREE report "Career Survival In Supply Management" now!
There are four irreversible business and technology trends that are likely to cost purchasers like you their jobs in the next 12 months. Do you know what they are? Do you know how to protect yourself from their effects? If not, you should get your FREE report entitled "Career Survival In Supply Management."
Worried about purchasing job security? The report "Career Survival in Supply Management" can help you.
"Career Survival In Supply Management" describes these four trends and gives you a seven-step process to stay in the game under the new rules.
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Free Procurement Training & Certification Starter Kit
This Starter Kit gives procurement professionals like you a clear idea on what it will take to become certified. You'll get an excellent feel for what you will need to learn and how long it will take.
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Together, these materials will help you decide how well the SPSM® Certification can help you achieve your career goals.
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