Archive for 2016

Upcoming Webinar – The SPSM Certification: What Can It Do For Your Procurement Career?

Right now, the world’s leading companies are advertising available procurement jobs using phrases like “SPSM Certification required,” “SPSM Certification preferred,” and “SPSM Certification a plus.” These organizations and many others understand the benefits of having staff members who have earned this prestigious credential and are willing to pay higher salaries. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here!…

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NLPA President Honored in 2016 Pros to Know by Supply and Demand Chain Executive

The Next Level Purchasing Association(NLPA) is delighted to announce that Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 has been named to the annual listing of the 2016 Pros to Know in the supply chain industry.  This is Charles’ 9th acknowledgement by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine for his continued dedication to developing world-class procurement departments through best practice procurement training and the SPSM® Family…

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How To Get Started On Your Procurement Certification…For Free!

“The hardest part of any journey is taking that first step” – Unknown Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! The value of getting a procurement certification should be obvious. You’d earn more money.  Qualify for better jobs.  Get more respect from management, internal customers, suppliers, and peers. Yet a subset of procurement professionals just can’t push…

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Why Direct Spend Procurement Cost Savings Matters More

I hope that you enjoyed the article “10 Strategic Procurement Ideas.” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! The first idea was “Reduce costs in a way that enables your organization to price its products/services more competitively.” I phrased this point in this manner because it is finally time to address some questions procurement professionals have been…

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Congratulations to Kara on 10 Years With The NLPA!

Many of you who have called in to the Next Level Purchasing Association offices seeking enrollment help have spoken with our Business Development Manager, Kara.  Last month, I was delighted to present Kara with an award for a whopping 10 years of service at the NLPA! Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Kara started as a…

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Procurement Conference Early-bird Pricing Extended! Last Chance!

Time is running out to save on your registration for the procurement event of the year!  The Early-Bird pricing has been so popular, we’ve extended it for two more weeks.  Register by February 12, 2016 to save! Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! George Washington Carver once said “When you do the common things in life in an uncommon…

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Cyber Security and Selecting a Provider

Special thanks to Source One Management Services for this guest post Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! In today’s world of seemingly constant data breaches, cyber security has become a major topic of discussion in the media with new revelations of hacks occurring daily, but also a critical concern for organizations everywhere. While all businesses work…

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Selecting An Agency For Impactful Marketing

Special thanks to Source One Management Services for this guest post Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! “What does it look like to throw like a girl? Fight like a girl? Run like a girl?” Remember this Super Bowl commercial that got everyone talking? Do you remember how captivated you were at the end when the…

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Procurement Career Tips

I hope that you have enjoyed the article “Tips For Advancing Your Procurement Career.” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! The article goes over reasons hiring managers may be reluctant to hire certain procurement professionals for higher-level procurement jobs, regardless of their experience.  The article goes over ways that procurement professionals can overcome this reluctance. I’d…

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Supplier Risk Mitigation Webinar From The NLPA This Wednesday!

The contemporary supply management professional is functioning in a challenging environment, with many inherent risks to be mitigated. The supply contract, which often takes the form of a purchase order, is the primary tool with which the supply management professional can properly allocate these risks between the purchaser and the seller. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe…

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