The low-cost country sourcing backlash is sure to continue on this news that Fisher-Price is recalling 1 million toys due to lead paint used by a Chinese supplier.

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Services supplier selection by small businesses isn’t necessarily a mainstream news topic, but yesterday’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette included a thoughtful piece on how a small business can source services such as legal and accounting services. Interestingly, sourcing professional services is a a topic that even large companies with sophisticated commodity sourcing processes struggle with due to the somewhat intangibility of quality measures of those services.

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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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