The president of our IT vendor passed along an article that mentioned a new IT purchasing standard that has been developed by General Motors and Carnegie Mellon University. Reading the article, left me a little curious: could a purchasing standard written from an IT point of view really achieve adoption among purchasing professionals?

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I would love to read the standard, but…

IT IS FOUR HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN PAGES LONG!

I did some searching in the standard, and it did surprisingly seem to address things that are near and dear to purchasing’s heart like procurement negotiation and supplier performance issues. Hmmm…

If you have more time than I, you can read the report here.

I’d love to hear a purchasing person’s opinion on this thing!

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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