One of the Next Level Purchasing Association’s relatively new initiatives has been to research and develop procurement case studies.  Existing members will recall us adding our first case study in August 2012 and we will be adding a few new ones to our site effective immediately.

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Today, I’ll share a link to a new procurement case study involving Island Hotel Company (formerly Kerzner International).

When the global economic recession of 2008 hit, Island Hotel Company, like many other companies, found itself motivated to make changes to sustain its financial performance. Seeing the procurement function as a source of great opportunity, Island Hotel Company focused efforts on procurement’s cost minimization capabilities as revenue growth became more of a challenge. Looking back all these years later, the procurement reengineering effort has paid great dividends for the iconic resort company and has proven to be the right move.

Read the full case study at

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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