Archive for 2006

Supply Market Assessment

Tim Minahan over at Supply Excellence posted the second part of our interview this morning in a piece entitled Supply Market Assessment 101. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! I thought that I’d save a few tidbits on the subject for this blog. Here is a laundry list of just a few of the many things…

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Purchasing Education & Being Open-Minded

A recent blog post and subsequent comment exchange over at Sourcing Innovation made me recall a now-amusing conversation from a few years ago. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! I was attending a local purchasing association meeting when a colleague said to me, “Hey, you should talk to Brian. He was just telling me that his…

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Purchasing & Economic Indicators

I was recently interviewed by Tim Minahan, editor of the Supply Excellence blog on the topic of economic indicators. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! I love the topic of economics and I have some very strong opinions about what the media(mis)uses as indicators. This interview captured several of these opinions and allowed me to teach…

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Skills For Purchasing Positions

There have recently been some published opinions about the skills required for success in purchasing and supply management. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Some of these opinions I strongly disagree with, specifically those related to the polarization of general problem solving skills vs. industry-specific expertise. Some thought leaders have said that general problem solving skills…

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Purchasing Processes

I hope that you have enjoyed the article “Accountability In Purchasing Processes.” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Like it or not, your work in purchasing is going to come under increased scrutiny. As a profession, we have done our part to highlight the value of a purchasing department to its organization. And with that recognition,…

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Purchasing Pro Gets Recognized In Dubai

One of our recent graduates from the United Arab Emirates has gotten recognized on a Dubai-based Web site for his success in earning his SPSM Certification. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! I love to see purchasing pro’s get such well-deserved recognition! To Your Career,Charles Dominick, SPSMPresidentNext Level Purchasing, Inc.Struggling To Have A Rewarding Purchasing Career?Earn…

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Attention Purchasing Magazines

We have gotten many requests to reprint our purchasing articles in various media outlets. In many cases, we do grant permission, but we haven’t really invited it. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! So I’d just like to use this blog post to make it clear that we do entertain opportunities to have our articles reprinted.…

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Purchasing Best Practices Course

Michael Lamoureux, over at the Sourcing Innovation Blog, did a two-part review of our online course “14 Purchasing Best Practices.” Here are links to his reviews: Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! 14 Purchasing Best Practices Review, Part I 14 Purchasing Best Practices Review, Part II To Your Career,Charles Dominick, SPSMPresidentNext Level Purchasing, Inc.Struggling To Have…

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Article About Next Level Purchasing

Winning the Innovative Business of the Year Award has really gotten a lot of attention for us in the past month or so. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Just yesterday, the local newspaper, the Coraopolis-Moon Record, published this article about Next Level Purchasing and its history. And last week, the Pittsburgh Business Times featured an…

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Office Supplies Sourcing

I hope that you have enjoyed the article “Office Supplies Sourcing Secrets” as well as the accompanying podcast. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! That podcast really brought out a lot of not-so-common-knowledge type of information. I think that there are a lot of sourcing professionals who learned about the various pitfalls the hard way. I…

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