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Are your Procurement Operations Dashboarded?

Establishing a Procurement Dashboard is an excellent tool for reporting procurement performance. A Purchasing Dashboard is a single-page document that contains four charts that illustrate the performance of a procurement department. The Procurement Dashboard is designed to present procurement performance data to executive management “at a glance.” NLPA has designed the following Procurement Function Dashboard to assist practitioners in designing…

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Pokémon Go Lessons for Procurement – Seriously!

You simply can’t escape it – Pokémon Go is a giant phenomenon! First, let me be upfront with you.  I have not played the game and I really don’t know much about Pokémon other than Pikachu.  That being said I, like most of you, have been surrounded by those playing it just about everywhere I go. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe…

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Fun, New Video About Procurement Talent Management

Here at the Next Level Purchasing Association, we take procurement seriously.  But that doesn’t mean it can’t be a little fun now and then, too, right? Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! If the pressures of procurement have you stressed, take a few minutes to check out our new video on procurement talent management.  Not only…

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Skills Needed For Procurement Success Are Shifting

Since 2002, the Next Level Purchasing Association has been publishing its annual “Purchasing & Supply Management Career & Skills Report.”  Each year’s report reveals something interesting about the skills and training needed for measurably successful procurement, and 2014’s report is no exception. This year’s report was based on data collected in a survey of over 1,100 purchasing and supply management…

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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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More Procurement Presentation Tips

I hope that you have enjoyed the article “4 Vital Procurement Presentation Topics.” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Communicating with executive management is a critical skill.  Do it well, and the stature of your procurement department can increase dramatically.  Do it poorly, and the procurement department will continue to get suboptimal respect from the boardroom.…

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