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NLPA President Honored in 2016 Pros to Know by Supply and Demand Chain Executive

The Next Level Purchasing Association(NLPA) is delighted to announce that Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 has been named to the annual listing of the 2016 Pros to Know in the supply chain industry.  This is Charles’ 9th acknowledgement by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine for his continued dedication to developing world-class procurement departments through best practice procurement training and the SPSM® Family…

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Procurement Conference Early-bird Pricing Extended! Last Chance!

Time is running out to save on your registration for the procurement event of the year!  The Early-Bird pricing has been so popular, we’ve extended it for two more weeks.  Register by February 12, 2016 to save! Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! George Washington Carver once said “When you do the common things in life in an uncommon…

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Coverage of the NLPA’s Procurement Talent Management Thought Leadership Heats Up!

In the past couple of months, the Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA) has released several new pieces of thought leadership around the topic of procurement talent management.  These pieces include a fun YouTube video, a whitepaper, and a guest post on Spend Matters. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! The procurement journalists of the world have…

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Remembering Jack Pawlik – A Procurement Leader Who Impacted My Career

Earlier this week, I received news that my second procurement boss ever, Mr. Jack Pawlik, had passed away at the young age of 65. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Jack had a profoundly positive influence on my procurement career.  I even shared a story about one of our interactions in my book, The Procurement Game…

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Are Your Payment Terms Alienating Your Suppliers?

News stories involving supplier payment issues have been frequent lately.  In the doghouse are companies like American Apparel and Target who have been knocked for either failing to make payments or having suppliers send invoices to an arm of the company that was planning to file for bankruptcy protection. And a British brewing company is turning some heads by requiring that suppliers…

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NLPA’s Inventory Management Course Named To Camcode’s Top 50

The Next Level Purchasing Association’s online course, “Profitable Inventory Management and Control” was named as one of the “50 Top Inventory Control Learning Resources” by Camcode. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! You can see the full list at http://www.camcode.com/asset-tags/inventory-control-learning-resources/. The NLPA would like to thank Camcode for the wonderful recognition!

New Whitepaper on Procurement Talent Management

Want to know all the details behind world-class procurement talent management? Simply download the Next Level Purchasing Association’s new whitepaper, “Procurement Talent Management: How To Recruit, Train & Retain a Modern & Awesome Buying Team.” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! You’ll learn the two current approaches to procurement recruiting, how to use the SPSM-BOK® Mastery…

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10 Things to Know When it Comes to Telecom Contract Renewal

Special thanks to Source One Management Services for this guest post. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! One of the biggest decisions for a business revolves around their telecom services contract renewal. There are countless questions to be asked such as: Should I upgrade my services? What are my options? When does my contract expire? How…

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Out of The Box Ideas: Could Amazon’s Flex Program Control Rising Costs?

In a world where consumers want their online purchases pretty much the moment they hit “confirm order,” Amazon is launching a new delivery program, Flex.  This new delivery process will use any Average Joe with a car and a drivers license to deliver your Amazon purchases. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Let’s face it, we’ve…

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Sustainably Sourced Chocolate- Could It Be Any Sweeter?

  Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Nestle’s chocolate candy bars are about to taste even sweeter.  And no, it’s not because they are adding more sugar, instead they are making a vow to only use sustainably and ethically sourced cocoa in their products. Starting in 2016 with four of their most popular bars, including Kit-Kats,…

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