I’m not sure why it is, but people generally hate to fill out forms. They hate it so badly, that they would rather follow a corporate policy that they don’t like than fill out a form.

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An internal customer wants to buy an item from a supplier other than the contracted supplier of that item? Fill out a form.

An internal customer wants to submit an invoice for work that has already been completed instead of placing a purchase order? Fill out a form.

An internal customer wants to meet with a prospective supplier without a representative from the procurement department present? Fill out a form.

Forms are time-tested tools for compliance. The principle is that you want to make the wrong action feel more painful than the right action. Forms can do that for you.

And I’m not talking those convenient online forms. I’m talking old-school paper forms that require a real signature.

Use forms and watch your compliance improve!

To Your Career,
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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