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Pittsburgh Mayor Declares: “Make Your Mark on Procurement History” Day

The 2016 NLPA Conference is already beginning to make it’s mark on procurement history – and it doesn’t even kick-off until next month! We received a pretty amazing envelope in the mail recently that we had to share.  The Mayor of the city of Pittsburgh heard about the 2016 NLPA Conference.  He was so impressed that he made an official proclamation:…

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A Speaker’s Recap: Feeling like a Winner at the 2014 NLPA Conference

The following is an unsolicited guest post from Brad Carlson, Director of Supplier Relationship Management at Source One Management Services.  Mr. Carlson was a panelist at last month’s NLPA Conference. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! At the end of September, I was lucky enough to attend the Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA) Conference in Pittsburgh,…

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The 2014 NLPA Conference Hit A Home Run With Procurement Professionals!

It’s taken me a while to catch up afterwards, but I am now ready to declare the 2014 NLPA Conference an overwhelming victory!  Procurement professionals from throughout the US and the world gathered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from September 15th to 17th, 2014 and I’m pretty sure that I saw each one leave with a smile on their faces! Don’t miss…

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Procurement Transformation: Getting the Lead Right Out of the Gate

On the first play after the kickoff in Super Bowl XLVIII, the Seattle Seahawks scored a safety just 12 seconds into the game and never gave up the lead on their way to winning their first NFL championship.  The importance of scoring early and often in sports and in the business the world is critical to the success of your…

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Playing To Win vs. Playing To Not Lose: Take the Offensive With Strategic Supplier Relationships

Successful baseball managers are always thinking multiple moves ahead to gain a competitive advantage against their opponents.  Are you using long-term strategic planning to get the most out of your supplier relationships?    By popular demand the Vice President of Clinical Sourcing for a large healthcare provider, David Hargraves returns as a guest speaker for the 2014 Next Level Purchasing…

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Teambuilding Through Storytelling

Often times, procurement professionals are the real “unsung heroes” in their organization.  They work in the trenches, get banged up and abused (literally), are only noticed when mistakes are made, and receive little glory for their crucial contributions to the organization.  While leadership (aka the Quarterback) receives all the accolades, the men and women in the trenches nurse their wounds…

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Coaching to Win: How to Get Your Users to Drive Your Procurement System to Victory

Procurement systems can provide excellent process improvements and great financial return on investment, yet over 40% of software implementations fail to deliver expected benefits. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Learn the strategies you can put in place to ensure that your company gets the most out of your current and future systems while making you…

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Video: Your Invitation To The NLPA Conference – Where Procurement MVP’s Are Made!

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Video: A Few More Details About The 1st Annual NLPA Conference

As the end to 2012 draws near, all of us at the Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA) are getting excited about 2013 because it will be the year that we launch our 1st annual international conference.  Many of you have messaged us privately for details about the conference, so here is a short video with an overview of the conference.…

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