All posts in Procurement Case Studies

How Important Is Asking About Prospective Supplier Personnel?

I accidentally ran across a 17-page sourcing case study from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. This case study will likely be the subject of a number of posts on the NLPA Blog.  There’s a number of things that the County’s sourcing team did well in the sourcing project.  And there are plenty of things that are downright questionable. In this first post, I’ll…

Read more

How Do You Leverage Buying Power in Decentralized Purchasing? Read The NLPA’s New Case Study!

Companies often acquire other companies to take advantage of synergies. But, post-merger, it is not uncommon for acquired companies to continue to operate almost completely autonomously.  In terms of purchasing, this means that there is little effort made to consolidate spend or share best practices. In other words, there’s a lot of money left on the table in these situations. …

Read more

New Procurement Case Study: Consultant Parlays Training Into Client Savings

Though those holding the SPSM Certification are usually procurement professionals who put their newly-acquired cost savings capabilities to work directly for their employers, there is a healthy number of consultants among the SPSM ranks as well. In our latest case study, we document how Erwin Barnar, SPSM2 – owner of Procression, a procurement consultancy – put his education with the…

Read more

Shark Case Study: Why Buyers Need Sharp Contract Administration Teeth

It’s been a while since I wrote a post about a personal experience that related to professional procurement.  But some recent dealings with Euro-Pro Operating, LLC – the maker of Shark vacuum cleaners – have “inspired” me to do a post that intersects work and home life. So, anyway… In the past year, I had purchased a Shark Navigator vacuum.…

Read more

New Procurement Case Study Added

One of the Next Level Purchasing Association’s relatively new initiatives has been to research and develop procurement case studies.  Existing members will recall us adding our first case study in August 2012 and we will be adding a few new ones to our site effective immediately. Today, I’ll share a link to a new procurement case study involving Island Hotel…

Read more

67% Salary Increase: A Procurement Certification Case Study

In addition to the existing batch of over a half-dozen SPSM® Certification Success Story videos we have on the Next Level Purchasing Association site, we are beginning to add written case studies as well. We have recently launched our first such case study and here’s a little summary/excerpt… Jjuuko Moses found himself in a seemingly hopeless situation. He had spent…

Read more