Is it just me, or are there an incredible number of supply chain conferences this year?

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Corporate United, Ariba, ISM, etc., etc., etc. Unfortunately (actually, fortunately), Next Level Purchasing is so busy with a growing student base, new employees, and our growth initiatives, I am unable to attend most of these conferences.

But one organization that I’d like to hear more about at a supply chain conference is Alcoa. No doubt they get lots of good press in the supply chain world. But their recent supply chain talent acquisitions really have gotten my attention.

I personally know at least two top-notch people that they’ve lured from other organizations. And if these two guys are indicative of the type of talent they have in their supply chain organization, watch out! They are going to be blazing the trail for the supply chain profession and building on Alcoa’s already impressive success for years to come.

If you get a chance to hear an Alcoa supply chain professional speak at one of these supply chain conferences, please comment on this blog and share your thoughts. I’m eager to hear what they’re up to.

Respectfully,
Charles Dominick, SPSM
President
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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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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