Is poor supplier selection putting your organization at risk? 

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Selecting suppliers is one of the most important jobs you have as a procurement professional.  A flawed supplier selection process can result in poor supplier performance, supply disruptions, and inefficiencies.

Unfortunately, most purchasing professionals don’t use a well-thought out and consistent method for arriving at the best supplier selection decisions, which are mandatory in today’s challenging business environment.   

But there is good news!  Developing a reliable process for identifying and selecting the “ultimate” supplier doesn’t have to be an impossible task. You can learn the seven steps designed to help you do a better job of selecting suppliers so that your organization becomes more competitive, more efficient, and more profitable as a result. 

How can you learn these seven steps of better supplier selection? By taking the NLPA’s online Express Course “7 Critical Steps of Effective Supplier Selection,” launched today!

You will learn how to identify the 8 most common supplier selection criteria, plus:

*  The difference between supplier selection constraints and criteria

*  What the “Hierarchy of Constraints & Criteria” is
*  How weighted average scoring is applied to supplier selection
*  How to develop a scoring scheme used in supplier scorecards
*  How to analyze proposals, qualify supplier proposals, and use supplier scorecards
*  What to use to ensure that your supplier selection process is on target
*  And much more!

To learn more about “7 Critical Steps for Effective Supplier Selection,” please visit

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Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3
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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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