I hope that you’ve enjoyed the article “7 RFP Planning Tips, Part I.”

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This article was based on a podcast that I recently recorded with Bill Dorn. Bill is the Vice President of Operations for sourcing consultancy Source One Management Services and is also the co-author of one of my favorite procurement books of all time, “Managing Indirect Spend: Enhancing Profitability Through Strategic Sourcing.”

Of course, the podcast covered the RFP tips that are discussed in the above-linked article plus Part II, which will be out next month. But we also covered so much more!

Much of the discussion between Bill and I was based around the topics in Managing Indirect Spend’s Chapter 9, “What Not to Do During a Strategic Sourcing Initiative.” Like anything that I promote, this stuff is practical, instantly usable material!

So, if the article piqued your interest, go check out the podcast at http://www.NextLevelPurchasing.com/podcast. It’s free!

And if you want even more great RFP and sourcing advice, stay tuned for Part II of the article or go buy Managing Indirect Spend on Amazon.com or your favorite bookstore!

 

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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