With this 1,000th post on the Purchasing Certification Blog, I am delighted to share with you news that will improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of purchasing professionals from throughout the world. Today, Next Level Purchasing has announced the launch of the Next Level Purchasing Association.

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Archaic and self-serving traditional professional purchasing associations that provide lessening value at rising membership costs have a new standard to contend with as Next Level Purchasing revolutionizes the professional purchasing association model. The Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA) aims to break the mold of traditional purchasing associations by offering all of the benefits of these associations through an all-online, more exciting, member-centric, and, most importantly, free format. No longer will companies or individuals have to pay $200 or more per head for the ‘privilege’ of association membership.

The Next Level Purchasing Association builds on the foundation of the Free Purchasing Resources Program, offered by Next Level Purchasing, which has evolved to include several additional components focused on providing more value at no cost. At its launch, the Next Level Purchasing Association had over 192,000 members representing more than 200 countries, instantly making it the largest purchasing association in the world.

With the creation of the Next Level Purchasing Association, purchasing professionals can now interact with hundreds of thousands of their purchasing peers from all over the world through the online networking area, get the latest articles in NLPA’s new online magazine Leading-Edge Supply Management, and manage their purchasing educational and certification pursuits all in one place. In addition, members receive a copy of the latest Purchasing & Supply Management Career & Skills Report, a subscription to the biweekly email newsletter, PurchTips, and access to both free monthly webinars and the Express Course “Managing Supplier Performance.”

“Today’s purchasing professionals understand that there should be appropriate value returned for each dollar they spend but traditional purchasing associations have failed to deliver that value for their members,” said Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, President and Founder of Next Level Purchasing. “Beginning today, purchasing departments and their employees can get more membership value than they ever have and can stop paying the outrageous dues that they have become accustomed to.”

Check out this video describing the features and benefits of the Next Level Purchasing Association…

Next Level Purchasing is a leading provider of online training for purchasing professionals. Its training includes the globally-recognized SPSM® and SPSM2® Certifications for world-class supply management success. Its services enable organizations to lower costs, support operations, and reduce risk by improving purchasing processes and expanding the capabilities of supply management organizations. Visit Next Level Purchasing at: www.NextLevelPurchasing.com.

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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