Archive for February, 2009

A Tip For Giving Presentations To Management

I hope that you have enjoyed the article “How Purchasing Wins Favor In The C-Suite.” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! While the article itself covered the most important topics regarding communicating with senior management, I wanted to add one other tidbit here on this blog. I learned this concept after I, as a Purchasing Representative…

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The Most Underrated Purchasing Skill

Each year, Next Level Purchasing conducts research on what thousands of purchasing professionals consider to be the most important purchasing skill and compiles the results in our annual Purchasing & Supply Management Career & Skills Report. Year after year, negotiation and communication duke it out for the top spot. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! But…

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Whitepaper Wednesday – Minimizing Rogue Buying

Welcome back to another installment of Whitepaper Wednesday here on the Purchasing Certification Blog. In today’s installment, I’ll be reviewing a whitepaper entitled “An Improved Spend Management Strategy: Shifting Procurement’s Paradigm of Rogue Buying” from WisdomNet. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Rogue buying is a problem for many organizations. So I felt that this was…

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Follow Next Level Purchasing on Twitter

Though we’ve been on Twitter for a while now, I just realized that I had never mentioned that here. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! If you already know what Twitter is about, check us out at http://www.twitter.com/nextlevelpurch If you don’t know about Twitter, I recommend reading the Wikipedia entry for Twitter and Chris Brogan’s 50…

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Who Wants To Be A CPO?

Supply Excellence has put together an exciting – and FREE – program in Chicago this month called “Seven Habits of Highly Effective CPO’s.” And I’m very flattered that they asked me to participate as a speaker. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Here’s an excerpt from their invitation: “Seven Habits of Highly Effective CPOs” Seminar Presented…

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