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.

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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 Giant Eagle’s director of IT procurement.

The avian flu threat is definitely driving some business changes and procurement leaders need to be proactive, flexible, and ready to switch gears. I encourage you to take some time to think about how avian flu could affect your organization and what you can do in procurement to support your organization’s survival in the event of an outbreak.

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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