Archive for July, 2011

Supplier Scorecarding: Creating The Scorecard Is NOT The End Goal!

I hope that you have enjoyed the article “Supplier Scorecarding: Just The Beginning?“ Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! The point of the article was that you should avoid the trap that has ensnared many a procurement department: thinking that implementing a supplier scorecard is the last task in your supplier management strategy. Let me say…

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How Do You Feel About Performance Appraisals?

July 1 is always a big day around here at the Next Level Purchasing Association. For example, we launched the SPSM® Certification on that day in 2004. We launched the SPSM2® Certification on that day in 2009. And July 1 is the day that salary increases for Next Level Purchasing employees go into effect each year. Don’t miss updates on…

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How Being A Supplier’s Reference Can Help You, Too

We’re all busy. And when a supplier says “Can I use you as a reference?” some of us invariably sigh, visualizing our phones ringing off the hook with calls from our supplier’s prospective customers and more of our already limited time being sucked right out of our schedules. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! While I…

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