Tim Minahan over at the Supply Excellence blog borrowed/adapted a fun idea of documenting the top cliches in purchasing and supply management. If you’re a buyer, you are probably currently in a frustrated mood because a supplier didn’t deliver as promised, your most difficult internal customer just read you the riot act, and your boss just denied your vacation request because your department is woefully understaffed due to the talent crunch.

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So blow off some steam and go over to Tim’s post and share your own most despised cliches. It won’t get your parts to the dock any quicker, but it just may help you feel better.

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Charles Dominick, SPSM
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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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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