One of the “idea emergencies” (to quote the Imagination Movers, a show/group that my kids love) in sourcing is not having organizational buy-in, resulting in realized cost savings being much less than negotiated savings. A proactive solution to this idea emergency is build a cross-functional sourcing team representing the interests of the various stakeholders.

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I recently penned a post on eSourcing Forum entitled “Don’t Be The Sourcing Lone Ranger” that addresses how to build such a team. Check it out!

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Charles Dominick, SPSM
President & Chief Procurement Officer
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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