The Best of PurchTips 2010

PurchTips edition #220


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What Has PurchTips Taught You This Year?

The end of the year is always a good time for reflecting on what you learned in the past 12 months and what you can do better in the coming year. Therefore, I am going to start a new annual tradition and make the last PurchTips of the year a "Best Of" edition.

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

How To Use Cost Savings Ratios & When -

Purchasing Ethics: 7 Sensitive Situations -

A 21-Point Negotiation Checklist -

A 20-Point Proposal Evaluation Checklist -

8 Supplier Selection Criteria & the SHoCC -

5 Components of Ethical Procurement -

Calculating The Cost of a Stockout -

How Procurement & Finance Can Collaborate -

Tips For Negotiating With A Sole Source -

The entire Next Level Purchasing staff and I would like to wish you a Happy New Year. We hope that you reach all your goals in procurement and in life in 2011.

Thank you for giving Next Level Purchasing the opportunity to help you have a rewarding career.

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