The Best of PurchTips 2011

PurchTips edition #246


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What Has PurchTips Taught You This Year?

ANNOUNCEMENT: Before we get to our best articles of 2011, I wanted to let you know that our website,, will look very different as of December 29, 2011. We are adding a bunch of new features and making it easier than ever to navigate to the helpful educational purchasing content you've come to expect from the Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA). You'll still have access to all of your benefits as a member, but it may take a little time to get to know (and hopefully love) the new look.

OK, now for the best articles of 2011...

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. So, we've made this edition is our 2nd annual "Best of PurchTips" 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:

Use Negotiation Skills To Elevate Purchasing -

How To Justify Early Purchasing Involvement -

The 4 Missing Strategic Sourcing Goals -

Here Is Your End-of-Negotiation Strategy -

A 13-Point Procurement Ethics Checklist -

A 19-Point Supply Risk Checklist -

4 Words Your Supply Chain Resume Needs -

The NLPA staff and I wish you a Happy New Year!

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