Archive for June, 2008

A Great Purchasing Question

On his purchasing.com blog, Richard Weissman asked a question that was so simple and direct yet so thought provoking that I had to repost the question and my response here. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Richard writes “Imagine that you found a magic lamp and a genie appeared. Rather than Barbara Eden, it was a…

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SPSM Exam Sets New Integrity Standard

Here at Next Level Purchasing today, we launched a new approach to administering the SPSM® Exam that will serve to further strengthen the SPSM® Certification’s already strong reputation as a challenging measurement of purchasing proficiency. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Internationally, a standard practice for certification providers is to have multiple versions of certification exams…

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SPSM Certification Reaches 3 New Countries

At the beginning of each new month, I dedicate a post to updating you on the new countries where a purchasing professional has become the first in his/her country to earn the SPSM® Certification. So here are the three new countries from May… Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! 1. England2. Colombia3. Ecuador One surprise is…

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Analysts Value in Purchasing & Supply Management?

As a purchasing practitioner, I never gave much credibility to analyst reports. They always seemed like a thinly-veiled pay-to-play thing where the vendor shells out some money and the analyst report is supposed to lead you to believe that they are a valuable vendor. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! About a decade ago, when I…

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Next Level Purchasing Expands!

Officials from the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce were on hand today to perform an official “ribbon cutting” at Next Level Purchasing’s new headquarters office at 1315 Coraopolis Heights Road, Suite 1001 in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Next Level Purchasing had been occupying Suite 2002 but we seized the opportunity…

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Buyer Performance Measurement

I hope that you have enjoyed the article “Buyer Performance Measurement Mistakes.” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! If you’ve been a long-time subscriber to PurchTips – Next Level Purchasing’s free educational email newsletter – it’s probably clear to you that cost savings reporting is one of my favorite topics. So it should be no surprise…

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