Archive for June, 2006

Purchasing Blogs

Ah, the blogging-for-business age is now at its peak. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Business blogs of every shape and size are popping up as people try to make a few bucks out of this newer medium. Actually, I think that some people think that blogging for business is their ticket to lifelong prosperity. But…

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Wal-Mart’s Supply Chain: Model For Risk Sharing?

Supply chain concepts always find a way to creep into my personal life… Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! The other day, my wife and I went to Wal-Mart. We made a decision to remodel our bedroom, so we were going to paint our walls blue. Now, we have two small children, ages 2 and 4,…

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SPSM Anniversary Is News In Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce posted this news article on its site. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! We’ve been talking with a number of media outlets about the upcoming second anniversary of the SPSM Certification, so there are probably more articles like this on the way. I’ll try to keep you up-to-date with…

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Purchasing Services

I hope that you have enjoyed the article “Purchasing Services: The Pitfalls, Part I.” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Purchasing services is a challenge for those who have strictly purchased goods in the past. As I alluded to in the article, there are many pitfalls. The article itself, being the first in an irregular series,…

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Business Preparation for Avian Flu

There was an interesting article in today’s Post-Gazette, which gave some examples of how businesses are preparing contingency plans for the arrival of avian flu. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! As I’ve said here before, avian flu is going to require some different approaches from procurement professionals. This particular article even cited the input of…

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Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce

I just thought that it was noteworthy to point out that Next Level Purchasing has recently become a member of the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! It seems like a good organization for a community that has lost many jobs due to US Airways’ reduction of service in Pittsburgh…

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Spend Matters Guest Post

The last two weeks have been insane with coast-to-coast travel and the stomach flu! So I haven’t posted much here, but I’ll be back in business soon. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Spend Matters featured a guest post of mine yesterday. You can check it out here. I have some catching up to do. I’ll…

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Supplier Diversity in Pittsburgh

Kudos go out to Elwin Green at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for writing this piece on PNC’s new supplier diversity executive, Eunice Sykes. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Though I am a big fan of the Post-Gazette, I do have to say that corporate procurement is a topic that they don’t cover frequently enough. I’m hoping…

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Cost Savings Ideas

I hope that you have enjoyed the article “Cost Savings Ideas: EDMC Case Study.” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! It was a real pleasure working with Dr. Lunney. I met her at one of her speaking engagements last year and she really impressed me with her knowledge of, and passion for, procurement. One caution that…

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Change @ Inside Supply Management

I noticed that Roberta Duffy is no longer the editor at Inside Supply Management magazine. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Does anyone know what happened? There gotta be a story there – she was there so long. Respectfully,Charles Dominick, SPSMPresidentNext Level Purchasing, Inc.Struggling To Have A Rewarding Purchasing Career?Earn Your SPSM Certification Online Athttp://www.NextLevelPurchasing.com