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7 Steps of Supplier Selection

Is poor supplier selection putting your organization at risk?  Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Selecting suppliers is one of the most important jobs you have as a procurement professional.  A flawed supplier selection process can result in poor supplier performance, supply disruptions, and inefficiencies. Unfortunately, most purchasing professionals don’t use a well-thought out and consistent…

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How To Plan For Outsourcing Success

Is apprehension of outsourcing and its complexities holding your organization back from achieving strategic goals? While there are many misperceptions regarding outsourcing, the justifications for it are strong. Outsourcing is a powerful business tool that can result in improved profitability, rapid growth in capacity at reduced expense, and added advantages against your more agile competitors. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply…

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Preventing & Managing Backdoor Selling – A New Online Express Course!

Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Are supplier salespeople circumventing your procurement processes in order to maximize their profits? If so, they are doing so at the expense of your organization.  As a procurement professional, it is your job to put a stop to that supplier behavior, called “backdoor selling.” Supplier salespeople are often so skilled…

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Last Chance To Get Your Procurement Training At 2007 Prices!

On this coming Monday – October 1, 2012 – Next Level Purchasing will be raising its prices for some of its online procurement training offerings.  Specifically, enrollment in our full-length online purchasing courses will cost $229 per person per course (up from $209).  This is our first price increase since 2007. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe…

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Get Procurement Templates, Tools & Training On-Demand With New NLPA Premium Membership!

Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! With procurement professionals increasingly being tasked with doing more and achieving better results in what little time they have each day, authoritative and essential procurement resources and advice has never been more crucial.  In response to this growing procurement information crisis, the Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA) yesterday launched a new…

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Ground-Breaking New Procurement Certification Enables Enterprise-Wide Synergy

<divDon’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”>  The overall success of an organization is highly dependent on all of its departments working closely together towards strategic goals.  Recognizing procurement as a common element for driving this enterprise-wide success, the SPSM3 Certification, released today, encourages procurement professionals to look beyond the four walls of…

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Free 2012 Purchasing Salary Report Now Available!

Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! While the average purchasing salary globally remained consistent between 2011 and 2012, a new report out today reveals that the average purchasing salary in North America has increased by 11%.  This data can be found in the Purchasing & Supply Management Salaries in 2012 Report, published by the Next Level…

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New NLPA Library Offers Authoritative Tools, Saves Procurement Professionals From “Search Engine Scrap Heap”

Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! The pace in today’s procurement departments is accelerating at an exponential rate.  While the procurement departments of yesteryear may have created requests for proposals, supplier scorecards, internal customer service surveys, and checklists from scratch, the time and resources required to develop those tools internally – or even scan through search…

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Myth: Learning Inventory Management Is Painful

Bad inventory decisions can kill an organization’s profitability, whittle away at its market share, and generally wreak havoc on the supply chain. Unfortunately, most supply chain professionals are operating on informally-learned tactics and exposing their organizations to disastrous supply chain and financial consequences. Today, Next Level Purchasing launches its newest full-length online course, “Profitable Inventory Management and Control,” which teaches…

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Next Level Purchasing Association Launches New Site & Services, Part II

In Part I of this series, I announced how the Next Level Purchasing Association has launched its new website and I introduced you to one of its new features: Procurement Preschool. Today, I’ll introduce you to another new section of the website covering on-site procurement seminars (http://nextlevelpurchasing.com/procurement-seminars.php). Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! The Next Level…

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