Archive for February, 2008

Animal-Friendly Purchasing Covered On Spend Matters

When another blogger posts about a story, I usually opt not to post it here. But I’ll make an exception this time because of my keen interest in the issue… Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! I recently learned from Spend Matters that Staples recently joined its industry peers by discontinuing its relationship with a significant…

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What Is Market Intelligence?

I hope that you have enjoyed the article “Buyers Ask: What Is Market Intelligence?” As several of our articles do, this article was accompanied by a podcast from our Purchasing & Supply Management Podcast Series. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Do yourself a favor: download the podcast! Not because I’m a great podcast host. But…

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Procurement Transformation & Talent Development

I was honored to be asked by Michael over at Sourcing Innovation to contribute a guest post to his talent series. The topic I chose was the role of talent development in a procurement transformation. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! You can check out the guest post here. To Your Career,Charles Dominick, SPSMPresident & Chief…

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New International Procurement Course

You’re the first to know…our new course “Basics of Smart International Procurement” is now open for enrollment! Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! I’m really excited about this new course. To buy interenationally takes a lot of preparation and requires you to understand many things that you don’t need to consider when sourcing domestically. This course…

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The Purchasing Manifesto

I hope that you have enjoyed the article “The Purchasing Manifesto.” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! A key takeway I wanted you to get out of this article is that you have to communicate to your internal customer what is in it for them. And saving money isn’t at the top of their list in…

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Will The Economic Stimulus Package Work?

There was a short discussion on Spend Matters a couple of weeks ago in which the effectiveness of the economic stimulus package was debated. I had posed the question about whether the last stimulus package worked but the community did not respond. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Fortunately, an article in today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette provided…

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ISM’s PMI is BS

If you’ve been watching blogs such as Spend Matters and Supply Excellence, you know that I am a critic of the Institute for Supply Management’s Purchasing Manager’s Index as an economic indicator. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! But, finally, some financial analysts are realizing how suspect (at best) ISM’s index really is. In today’s New…

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Is Animal-Friendly Purchasing The Future?

There was quite a diversity of response to my October 2007 PurchTips article “Purchasing, Social Responsibility & Animals” and the accompanying blog posts (here and here). Some agreed that animal-friendly purchasing was a big part of the future of corporate social responsibility. Others didn’t. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! So I found it interesting when…

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Job Openings In Pittsburgh

Next Level Purchasing has been growing tremendously over the past several years. We’ve kept a lean employment base for a long time but now is the time to expand. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! We will be creating several new positions over the coming months. Right now, these two positions are available: Business Development Manager…

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The SPSM Certification Reaches Even More Countries In January

The SPSM Certification continues to expand its global footprint. In January, we certified the first SPSM’s from Australia, Italy, Saudi Arabia, and Uganda. These ambitious purchasing professionals join others from a host of different countries who have earned the SPSM. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Today, employers from over 60 countries throughout the world have…

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