Archive for May, 2010

Whitepaper Wednesday – A Negotiation Process

Welcome back to another installment of Whitepaper Wednesday here on the Purchasing Certification Blog. Today, I’ll be reviewing a whitepaper entitled “Toward a Process View of Negotiations” from the Calyptus Group. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! The whitepaper begins with a litany of concepts introduced from negotiation books published over the past 30 years. It…

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A Disturbing Procurement Trend?

It seems like only in the past year, during the worst of the recession, did many procurement departments realize that the ability to read financial statements and assess the financial health of their suppliers was important. In many cases, the procurement team realized this fact too late. The upshot is that awareness of the importance of supplier financial analysis was…

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May 2010’s Dedicated Purchasing Student of the Month Is…

Every month, Next Level Purchasing recognizes a student who has made impressive progress in learning more about the field of purchasing and supply management. We are proud to announce that the Dedicated Purchasing Student of the Month for May 2010 is… Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Linda Cardona, a Sr. Global Purchaser for Volvo Group…

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Commodity Price Forecasting: Why Do You Need To Be Self-Sufficient?

I hope that you have enjoyed the article “Commodity Price Forecasting, Part I.” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Why do you need an article like this and the one that will soon follow? Allow me to give you some background. There are two sources I have counted on as good resources for trying to forecast…

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