Archive for October, 2010

Should You Pay An Invoice That Doesn’t Correspond With A Purchase Order?

There are always types of products and services bought where standard procedure is to deliver then bill, with no PO required. In many cases, this is OK. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! However, some internal customers engage in these types of arrangements to get around purchasing policies. To be able to put an end to…

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October 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 excited to announce that the Dedicated Purchasing Student of the Month for October 2010 is… Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Michael Crittendon, SPSM, a Milk Buyer for Topco in…

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Whitepaper Wednesday – Expense Control

As mentioned yesterday, today marks a new direction for Whitepaper Wednesday as I introduce two new authors. Today’s installment is written by Jeff Dean, SPSM. Please help me welcome Jeff as a new contributor to the Purchasing Certification Blog! Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Welcome to another installment of Whitepaper Wednesday here on the Purchasing…

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Coming Tomorrow: New Purchasing Thought Leaders Take The Reigns For Whitepaper Wednesday

For over two years, I have been reviewing purchasing and supply chain whitepapers almost every Wednesday on the Purchasing Certification Blog. Tomorrow, a new chapter of Whitepaper Wednesday will begin. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! I will be welcoming to the Purchasing Certification Blog two new contributors who will bring top-quality whitepaper reviews to your…

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Check Out The Archived Procurement-Finance Teleseminar!

About a month ago, I was a guest panelist on Ariba’s monthly teleseminar for their Strategic Sourcing & Procurement LinkedIn Group. The topic of the teleseminar was procurement-finance collaboration. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! If you were unable to participate in the teleseminar live, you can now access a recording of it. Just go to…

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Why Was The Procurement Specialist Embarrassed In A Meeting With The CFO?

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“Reshoring” Is A Smoking Hot Trend: Look Who Is Doing It!

One of the hottest purchasing buzzwords this year is “reshoring.” I’ll define reshoring as “the act of beginning or resuming to purchase from domestic suppliers those products or services that were previously purchased from foreign suppliers.” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Sites such as Evolving Excellence, the National Tooling Machining Association, the Huffington Post, and…

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Vendor Reference Checks: Worthless or Worthwhile?

I hope that you have enjoyed the article “4 Questions To Ask Vendors’ References.” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! The main point of the article is that you need to take a well-thought-out approach to doing vendor reference checks. If not done well, vendor reference checks can be worthless. As mentioned in the article, “a…

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Procurement Professionals: Who Is Coming For YOUR Job?

In my line of work, I get to observe a lot of changes that affect the procurement profession. And I’ve noticed a certain trend developing lately. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! While we have provided our training to both individual procurement professionals and corporate groups for 10 years and we continue to do so at…

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Revised Purchasing Certification Requirements

I wanted to advise you of an important change in the purchasing profession. The requirements for earning the prestigious SPSM® Certification have been slightly modified. And, now, the SPSM Certification will represent even greater negotiation skills for those who earn it! Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Today, Next Level Purchasing has made a noteworthy change…

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