Archive for March, 2008

Your Purchasing Resume

I hope that you have enjoyed the article “Purchasing Resume Perfection.” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Thanks to the contributions of Tonia Deal, I really think that this article hits all the major points for developing an effective purchasing resume. But be sure to also download the free podcast that accompanies the article as well…

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The SPSM Certification Goes More Global

Last month, I shared here that January saw the first SPSM Certifications awarded in Australia, Saudi Arabia, Italy, and Uganda. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! We didn’t stop there! In February, we kept the momentum up by awarding the first SPSM Certifications in Trinidad, Ireland, and Namibia. This is humbling, but also not a surprise.…

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Another ISM Index Contradiction

Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! This morning, ISM released its index for the non-manufacturing sector. The index value was 49.3%. According to ISM’s Web site: “A reading above 50 percent indicates the non-manufacturing sector economy is generally expanding; below 50 percent indicates the non-manufacturing sector is generally contracting.” So, on Monday,…

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Leadership Questions

Fellow Pittsburgh purchasing and supply management guru, Robert Rudzki, has posted a couple of interesting blurbs on leadership over on his blog. He is seeking opinions on whether the top US presidential candidates are leaders, managers, or both. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! To share your opinion, go to his post from yesterday. I’m a…

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The ISM Index Gets More Amusing By The Second…

Yesterday, ISM released its PMI numbers. And, again, we all have much to chuckle about. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! You see, now that financial analysts are looking to the ISM index for economic guidance (an ill-advised move) and the index is being criticized by myself and a growing number of financial analysts, ISM is…

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New Computer Lessons Learned

This blog post isn’t about purchasing and supply management, so please excuse it. But if you’re buying a new computer, it shares some lessons learned that you may benefit from. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Last week was a crazy one on so many levels. One of the many things that muddied up my week…

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