Though those holding the SPSM Certification are usually procurement professionals who put their newly-acquired cost savings capabilities to work directly for their employers, there is a healthy number of consultants among the SPSM ranks as well.

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In our latest case study, we document how Erwin Barnar, SPSM2 – owner of Procression, a procurement consultancy – put his education with the NLPA to work for clients.  The case study shares that his client has saved over $600,000 thanks to updated tender procedures that Barnar attributes to his studies in the SPSM Program.

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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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