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The pace in today’s procurement departments is accelerating at an exponential rate.  While the procurement departments of yesteryear may have created requests for proposals, supplier scorecards, internal customer service surveys, and checklists from scratch, the time and resources required to develop those tools internally – or even scan through search results full of less-than-authoritative links – are no longer available luxuries.  To address this challenge, the Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA) today announced the launch of the NLPA Library, a comprehensive resource center featuring a collection of supply management templates, checklists, slide decks, archived webinars, transcripts from interviews with industry experts, and much more.  The NLPA Library has been established to provide procurement professionals with readily available and high-quality solutions to a variety of challenges they are likely to face, whether they are preparing themselves for the future or responding to an urgent need.

The NLPA Library is available to organizations participating in the All-Access Corporate Subscription, a new offering also launched by the NLPA today. The All-Access Corporate Subscription is designed to help procurement teams of eligible corporations navigate around supply management obstacles and deliver better results than ever before. In addition to the NLPA Library, employees of the procurement departments of corporate subscribers have access to all of the online education that the NLPA has to offer, including 13 full-length online supply management courses and 5 online Express Courses for one all-inclusive price. Course topics include: Negotiation, Purchasing Best Practices, Project Management, Strategic Sourcing and much more.  Corporate subscribers also have the opportunity for each procurement team member to earn the globally-recognized SPSM® Certification at no additional charge.

“When a procurement professional seeks a tool or template, it’s because they need to execute a process quickly,”  said Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2 – the President and Chief Procurement Officer of Next Level Purchasing, Inc.  “However, when they have to rummage through the low quality tools and templates that I always come across in the ‘search engine scrapheap,’ they are likely to waste time and unwittingly use a tool or template of substandard quality.  With today’s launches of the NLPA Library and the All-Access Corporate Subscription, we have made it even easier for procurement departments to access tools from a trustworthy source, cut the time required to execute common processes, and be more successful than ever.”

Though currently available only to corporations, the Next Level Purchasing Association plans to make the NLPA Library available on an individual level within the coming months.

Organizations interested in providing the All-Access Corporate Subscription to their procurement team can contact the Next Level Purchasing Association at 1-412-294-1991 or by email at sales@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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