I hope that you have enjoyed the article “The Make Or Buy Procurement Decision.”

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As you might imagine due to the fact that Next Level Purchasing is run by purchasers, we do a lot of oursourcing. We’re not the size of a General Motors or an ExxonMobil, so when we have a need for a task to be completed, we ask ourselves an additional question. That question is:

“Is this service going to be ongoing or is it a short-term need?”

Most of the services we buy are short-term in nature: graphic design for a project, voiceovers for our training, etc. So, we usually outsource.

If you are a smaller organization adopting the questions in the article, you may want to add this question to your list as well.

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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