Wow. On this first day of October, I reflect on September and am a little amazed by the changes in ownership at some of the supply chain technology vendors in the last month.

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In case you missed it, here is a quick synopsis of a few deals that happened in the past few weeks:

September 24 – SciQuest goes public

September 27 – HighJump Software agrees to acquire TrueCommerce

September 27 – Madison Dearborn Partners agrees to acquire stake in Fieldglass

Mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings within a certain vertical are often part of a trend that ripples on for some time. With three big events in a span of four days, it is looking like the beginning of a trend here.

So, the question is: which supply chain technology vendor is next?

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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