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The Cloud Is Revolutionizing Procurement

Special thanks to SourceOne Management Services for this guest post. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Since the early beginning of the 21st century, Cloud computing has brought an increasingly wide range of affordable, flexible, and secure solutions to multiple industries in the market. From small businesses to big international firms, a clear trend to outsource…

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When Having a Procurement Contingency Plan is Not Enough

At the NLPA, we’ve said it before- a sole source situation can be a nightmare and create some serious problems. Several governmental procurement departments in California and South Carolina are unfortunately learning that lesson the hard way. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! One of the major problems that exists with sole sourcing is “What happens when…

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$6 for a Dozen Eggs? Supply Disruption Wreaking Havoc for Businesses

If you’ve been following the news lately, a rampant, large-scale outbreak of the avian flu has decimated much of North America’s population of chickens.  As a result, the supply of eggs has dropped significantly. Unfortunately it doesn’t look to be improving any time soon with the latest expectation of pricing reaching $6 per dozen by the fall. Don’t miss updates on…

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Would This Illegal Procurement Be A Dead Giveaway In Your Organization?

One of the benefits of having some centralization to a procurement process is that an independent person reviews purchase requisitions to guard against improper use of company funds.  But some organizations allow decentralized purchases of goods and services that fall below a certain value. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! The thinking is that it would…

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Supply Chain Lessons from Chipotle

On April 26, Chipotle announced its farewell to genetically modified ingredients (GMOs), a first for a major restaurant chain. A statement on their site explains: “Chipotle is on a never-ending journey to source the highest quality ingredients we can find. Over the years, as we have learned more about GMOs, we’ve decided that using them in our food doesn’t align…

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Procurement Skills & Performance Benchmarking Webinar This Wednesday

Have you ever wanted to benchmark your cost savings performance against that of other purchasing professionals?  Compare how much training you get versus your purchasing peers?  Learn what other organizations consider the most important purchasing skills? Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Well, the Next Level Purchasing Association is going to enable you to do all…

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Wax Digital web3 eSourcing

Wax Digital is a well-known provider of spend management solutions throughout the continent of Europe.  Based out of the United Kingdom, their impressive list of clients include Virgin Atlantic, Nissan, Sunguard and HMV.  Wax Digital boasts almost 250,000 users in over 100 countries.  There web3 Purchase to Pay system is a cloud-based fully hosted solution Don’t miss updates on Procurement &…

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SPSM-BOK Mastery Model: The June 2014 YouTube Video That Introduced It

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Once Again, “The Dinosaur” Copies Off of the NLPA With Mastery Model

You’ve heard this story before… Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! The Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA) launched the Senior Professional in Supply Management (SPSM) Certification in 2004 only to have that crusty, old supply management institution most informed people hate launch a similarly-named certification four years later.  Since that time, they also came to market…

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SourceSuite eProcurement Review

Today’s NLPA Vendor review focuses on SourceSuite, a cloud-based eProcurement solution for organizations in the public sector and private organizations.  They are a part of BidNet, who provides government contract and intelligence. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Some of the key goals of that SourceSuite helps public sector organizations achieve are the elimination of manual…

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