Archive for October, 2015

New Whitepaper on Procurement Talent Management

Want to know all the details behind world-class procurement talent management? Simply download the Next Level Purchasing Association’s new whitepaper, “Procurement Talent Management: How To Recruit, Train & Retain a Modern & Awesome Buying Team.” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! You’ll learn the two current approaches to procurement recruiting, how to use the SPSM-BOK® Mastery…

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New Video Explaining Recertification: You Earned Your Procurement Certification, Now Keep It!

Earning the prestigious SPSM Certification is one of the most impressive achievements possible for a procurement professional.  It takes time, effort, and intellectual horsepower to achieve the designation that will put you among the elite in the field. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! So, after expending the resources necessary to earn the SPSM, wouldn’t it…

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How To (Properly) Buy In China

Special thanks to Source One Management Services for this guest post Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! At first sight, buying in China might seem ideal: low labor cost makes product cheaper than when manufactured in occidental factories, inducing a direct margin increase for the OEM or distributor selling in the USA. Yes, theoretically, when purely…

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Contract Management Webinar From The NLPA On Wednesday

On this coming Wednesday, October 28, 2015, don’t miss the Next Level Purchasing Association webinar, “Why Contract Management Matters and 5 Tips to Quickly Improve.” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! This webinar will discuss the importance of contract management and why procurement is in the best position to take ownership; managing risk, opportunity, and compliance.…

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10 Things to Know When it Comes to Telecom Contract Renewal

Special thanks to Source One Management Services for this guest post. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! One of the biggest decisions for a business revolves around their telecom services contract renewal. There are countless questions to be asked such as: Should I upgrade my services? What are my options? When does my contract expire? How…

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Examples of “Intangible Services” & Their Degree of Procurement Risk

I hope that you enjoyed the article, “How To Manage Service Procurement Risk.” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! In the article, I referred to “intangible services,” which I defined as “work whose quality you can’t experience prior to performance.”  Here are some examples of intangible services: Advertising services – Just because an ad agency created…

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Out of The Box Ideas: Could Amazon’s Flex Program Control Rising Costs?

In a world where consumers want their online purchases pretty much the moment they hit “confirm order,” Amazon is launching a new delivery program, Flex.  This new delivery process will use any Average Joe with a car and a drivers license to deliver your Amazon purchases. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Let’s face it, we’ve…

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