Archive for December, 2008

Introducing…The SPSM Index!

One of the hardest questions to answer is “What topics does the Senior Professional in Supply Management® Program cover?” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Well…a lot! So rather than spout off the topics that most individuals are interested in – spend analysis, stratetic sourcing, managing supply risk, eProcurement and eSourcing, cost savings reporting, yada, yada,…

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SPSM Certifications Now Awarded In 40+ Countries & Growing!

Though I usually use the first blogging day of the month to announce new countries where the SPSM® Certification was awarded in the prior month, some other topics were more timely. But now…I’m ready! Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! November saw us award the first SPSM® Certifications in Rwanda and the Isle of Man/British Isles.…

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The Automaker Bailout: Do Common Suppliers Pose Systemic Risk?

Whitepaper Wednesday will return next week. I wanted to jump on the automotive industry bailout news in a timely fashion. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Many eyes across the business world are on Capitol Hill where the leaders of GM, Ford, and Chrysler will be pleading for taxpayer dollars to save their companies and –…

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The Sourcing Maniacs Visit To Next Level Purchasing

If you haven’t been checking the Sourcing Innovation blog lately, you’ve missed the doctor’s fun series where his “Sourcing Maniacs” characters “visit” various vendors in the sourcing space and extract some behind-the-scenes information that is both educational and entertaining. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Well, Next Level Purchasing headquarters was one of the stops on…

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The 4th Quarter Is Procurement Planning Time!

I recently penned a piece entitled “The 4th Quarter: A Procurement Leader’s Time To Plan” for the eSourcing Forum. In it, I discuss some questions that procurement leaders will ponder in this fourth quarter, such as: What goals should I set for Procurement to help the corporation achieve its goals? What contracts are expiring next year? What new categories can…

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