The Best of PurchTips 2012

PurchTips edition #269


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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. So, we've made this edition our 3rd 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:

3 Negotiation "Bad Words" -

Procurement Strategy Do's & Don'ts, Part I -

Procurement Strategy Do's & Don'ts, Part II -

4 Vital Procurement Presentation Topics -

4 Collaborative Procurement Models -

A Key To Bargaining With Suppliers -

A 12-Point Supplier Quality Checklist -

How Suppliers Defend Price In Negotiations -

And, if those articles don't satisfy your appetite for reading educational procurement material, here are the links to the last two "Best Of PurchTips" editions:

Best of PurchTips 2011 -

Best of PurchTips 2010 -

The entire Next Level Purchasing staff and I would like to wish you happy holidays! We look forward to continuing to help you have a rewarding career in 2013!

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