Archive for December, 2014

Strategic Sourcing 2014: How Best-In-Class Organizations Connect the Dots in Procurement

Today’s guest post comes from Priyanka Potdukhe, Public Relations Manager for Zycus, Inc. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Procurement has evolved over the past few years. The challenges faced by procurement some 10 years ago were different from those they are facing today. Globalization and the subsequent easing of trade relations resulted in increased opportunity for…

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Perfect Commerce Offers a Simple Solution to eProcurement

eProcurement software provider Perfect Commerce utilizes the tag line, make the purchasing process simpler and cheaper in describing their service offerings.  Recently, I had the opportunity to view a demo of the Perfect Commerce system and found it to live up to the description of being simple to use. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Up…

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Difference Between Price, Total Cost, and Value

I hope that you have enjoyed the article, “Price vs. Total Cost vs. Value.” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! When I first entered the procurement workforce in the mid-1990’s, the concept of total cost (sometimes called total cost of ownership or lifecycle cost) was foreign to most procurement professionals.  Today, a good number of procurement…

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Welcome to the New Home of the Next Level Purchasing Association Blog

The Next Level Purchasing Association is proud to announce that we have moved our Purchasing Certification blog to the nextlevelpurchasing.com website. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Over a decade ago, I started Charles’ Purchasing Certification Blog.  Over the years, I have had the opportunity to share 100’s of stories, opinions and valuable information with our…

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Are You Employing Championship-Caliber Negotiation Preparation?

Is a lack of negotiation preparation setting you up for failure even before negotiations begin? If you want to achieve championship-caliber negotiation results, you have to become a championship-caliber negotiator.  And championship-caliber negotiators know that negotiation preparation is not optional; there are no shortcuts to negotiation success. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! The adage “By…

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