Archive for April, 2005

Evaluation of Supplier Size

I am working on a new article for the FREE Purchasing Resources Program on evaluating supplier size. There are problems when you select a supplier that is too big. There are different problems when you select a supplier that is too small. While I have more than enough material for this article, I thought that other purchasing professionals could benefit…

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Purchasing Job Update

If you were one of the first people to get the last purchasing resource, you may have visited our purchasing jobs page before we added a few new job postings. If you haven’t checked our jobs in purchasing page since Tuesday, be sure to visit now to see the latest postings.

Blogs & Purchasing

I’d like to give a warm welcome to all of the new fans of this blog who discovered it via the RSS Lesson. Thanks for checking this out!

Purchaser’s Lesson In RSS

If you’re here because the resource entitled “Purchaser’s Lesson In RSS Technology” sent you to look for links, look over to the right side of the screen and scroll down for the Links section. If you’re here to share comments, welcome! I am very interested in what you have to say. The comments link is below this post. Do you…

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Service Industry Purchasing: Does ANYONE Provide Training?

A couple of weeks ago, I spoke with an individual who was interested in pursuing her SPSM Certification. But she had reservations. She worked in a service industry. And, in her experience, no purchasing training related to the services industries – just manufacturing. Her belief that purchasing training is all geared towards manufacturing industries is really not an uncommon one. Unfortunately,…

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Purchasing Jobs

Earlier this month, we posted a purchasing jobs page on our Web site. Because of other priorities, we haven’t devoted much time to soliciting job posts yet, but we’ve already had people who prefer candidates with the SPSM Certification ask us to post their jobs. Two very rewarding things to see are: 1. Prestigious employers enrolling their purchasers in the…

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Ethics In Negotiation

I am concerned that the latest resource, entitled “Negotiation, Ethics, & You” might be controversial. Ethical issues usually are. You see, with laws, there are usually specific and clear boundaries. These boundaries are codified. With ethics, the boundaries are not as clear. Ethics in negotiation can be largely a matter of opinion. Though I know this can be a controversial…

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