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How To Plan Your Procurement Certification Process

“How long will it take me to earn my procurement certification?” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! “What are all of the steps involved in the procurement certification process?” “What’s the best way for me to stay on track with my procurement certification plans?” If you’ve asked yourself any or all of these questions, there is…

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Have You Tried The Procurement Training & Certification Starter Kit Yet?

In the last couple of weeks, the Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA) launched the “Procurement Training & Certification Starter Kit.”  This collection of tools, training, and resources is designed to help procurement professionals learn more about procurement and plan to take their careers to the next level by becoming certified.  It is available at no charge. Don’t miss updates on…

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The NLPA Partners With SourceOne To Launch Groundbreaking Marketing Procurement Course

In organizations, there are some departments that just refuse to cooperate with Procurement.  Some departments are harder to crack than others.  And Marketing is perhaps the hardest. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Marketing departments are driven by creative thinkers.  People who aren’t concerned with cost savings as much as they are concerned about ROI or,…

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Minor Changes to What’s Included in the NLPA’s Course & Certification Offerings Are Coming

Here at the NLPA, we are always trying to tweak things to give our students, members and clients the most positive purchasing education and certification experience possible. For example, this year, we’ve supplemented our physical mailing of beautiful parchment certificates with an immediate, print-your-own-certificate option for individuals who complete our online procurement courses.  And we’ve decided that, next year, we…

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On This Day In Procurement History…

On this day ten years ago – July 1, 2004 – a bold move forever changed the way that procurement professionals get educated and become qualified for advancement.  The Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA), then simply known as Next Level Purchasing, launched the Senior Professional in Supply Management® (SPSM®) Certification that day. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain,…

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Sourcing Innovation Sponsors NLPA’s 2014 Purchasing & Supply Management Salary Report

The Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA) extends a warm welcome to Sourcing Innovation as the sponsor of our “Purchasing & Supply Management Salaries in 2014” report! Sourcing Innovation has been a long-time friend of the NLPA.   Sourcing Innovation is a leading resource for sourcing, procurement, and supply management professionals who are interested in improving themselves and the performance of…

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New Express Course Series Launched: Procurement KPI’s & Business Acumen

Most procurement departments desire to raise their prominence in their organizations, yet few of them truly succeed.  In many organizations, senior executives continue to perceive the procurement department as an administrative function rather than as a driver of business innovation, increased profitability, and continuous improvement. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Today, the Next Level Purchasing…

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The NLPA Blog Welcomes Sourcing Innovation as a Sponsor

I am delighted to announce that Sourcing Innovation has joined the family of sponsors of the NLPA Blog. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Sourcing Innovation is a leading resource for sourcing, procurement, and supply management professionals who are interested in improving themselves and the performance of their supply management organizations. Sourcing Innovation provides in-depth analysis of…

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On Average, How Many Times His/Her Salary Does A Procurement Professional Save?

“On average, how many times his/her salary does a procurement professional save?” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! That’s just one of the questions that is answered in the just-released 2013 Purchasing & Supply Management Career & Skills Report – a publication annually issued by the Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA).  The report is free to…

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Procurement Leadership Career Advancement: Have We Arrived?

A couple of the heavyweights in procurement education have joined together to provide you with some intriguing findings on the topic of the advancement of leaders in the procurement profession.  The whitepaper, “Procurement Leadership Career Advancement:  Have We Arrived or Is There More Work To Be Done?”, summarizes some interesting findings of a research study, jointly conducted by ProcureCon/WB Research…

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