Archive for February, 2006

Modern Purchasing Department

I hope that you have enjoyed the article “10 Signs of a Modern Purchasing Department.” Obviously there are more indications that a purchasing department is on the leading edge. There are too many other small points to mention. And many of the specifics will be outdated in a year or two. But there are a couple of categories where purchasing…

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Pittsburgh & Moon Township

Next Level Purchasing has provided its education to purchasers on every continent except Antarctica. And we do so right from our headquarters in beautiful Moon Township, Pennsylvania – a suburb of Pittsburgh. When I am interviewed for magazine articles, I always say that Next Level Purchasing is based in a suburb of Pittsburgh, by Pittsburgh International Airport, or some other…

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Another Vendor Negotiation Article

Here is an article I was interviewed a while back by Multi-Channel Merchant Magazine for a story they were doing on vendor negotiations.

Vendor Negotiations

I hope that you have enjoyed the article “Vendor Negotiations: Timing Is Everything.” It was fun to be able to incorporate a Steeler Super Bowl moment into an edition of PurchTips within about a day of their victory. As I say, “timing is everything.” I’m a little behind on my work from reading all of the Super Bowl articles this…

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SPSM Certification Success Stories

I am really psyched about a new area of our site we just added. It’s called “SPSM Certification Success Stories.” And it features video slideshows based on audio interviews with individuals who have earned their SPSM Certifications. It is so rewarding to hear these folks share their experiences of how our purchasing certification helped them get great jobs, excellent performance…

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