The Best of PurchTips 2014

PurchTips edition #318


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Have You Learned From These Procurement Articles?

It's the end of the year - always a good time to review what you've done lately to build your skills. So, here's our 5th annual "Best of PurchTips" edition to help you!

Whether you are a new NLPA member and missed earlier editions or you're a long-time member interested in refreshing your memory on the valuable things you've already learned, I think that the following procurement articles are worth another look:

How To Use The "4C" Negotiation Strategies -

Creative Negotiation With Sole Source Vendors -

What Suppliers Fear When Negotiating -

Tricky Cost Savings Calculations -

How To Create Procurement Reports, Part I -

How To Create Procurement Reports, Part II -

A Buyer's 11-Point Contract Review Checklist -

Hungry for even more great procurement articles? Here are links to the last four "Best of PurchTips" editions:

Best of PurchTips 2013 -

Best of PurchTips 2012 -

Best of PurchTips 2011 -

Best of PurchTips 2010 -

The entire NLPA team would like to wish you a Happy New Year! We look forward to continuing to help you have a rewarding career in 2015!

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Are You Getting The Most Out of Your NLPA Membership?

Members of the NLPA get more than just articles like this by email. As a member, you also get access to:

  • The Procurement Training & Certification Starter Kit
  • The latest Purchasing & Supply Management Salaries Report
  • Leading-Edge Supply Management™ magazine
  • Members-only webinars 10x per year
  • And more!

If you haven't been taking advantage of these benefits, why not log in and start now?