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Buyers Now Have More Excel Training Options Than Ever!

Here at the Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA), we are always updating and improving our purchasing training offerings.  We recently made a change to our Excel training that we think you may be excited about! Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! First, we revised our popular full-length course, Microsoft Excel For Purchasing Professionals.  Specifically, we added…

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How To Get A Supplier Development Program Going

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could pick any supplier and that supplier would perform perfectly with as little work on your part as possible? While that would sound like a procurement professional’s dream come true, that scenario is far from reality. And the more suppliers that you are responsible for, the more likely you’ll find yourself dealing with suppliers…

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Comparing Online Procurement Training Providers, Part IV: Getting Your Questions Answered

I’m back with another installment in this ongoing series designed to help you understand the differences between providers of online procurement training.  The quality of your experience can vary tremendously depending on which provider you choose, so it is important to understand all of the points you should be comparing. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here!…

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Sourcing Innovation Reviews Procurement KPI Course Series

In one of the more comprehensive reviews ever published about procurement training, Sourcing Innovation (SI) – one of the leading procurement-related sites for going on a decade – recently published a multi-part review of the “Procurement KPI’s & Business Acumen” online course series from the Next Level Purchasing Association.  In the review, SI editor Dr. Michael Lamoureux wrote: Don’t miss…

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Comparing Online Procurement Training Providers, Part II: Cost Per Hour

I’m back for Part II of this series designed to help procurement leaders identify the critical differences between online procurement training providers.  In Part I, I covered how to evaluate the differences in quality between online procurement training providers.  In this Part II, I will cover the concept of “cost per hour” as it relates to online procurement training. Don’t…

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New Online Course Helps Procurement Departments Improve Supply Quality

Quality is vitally important to every organization, regardless of whether it provides services or manufactures a physical product. However, many organizations fail to actively involve procurement in their quality assurance initiatives. And, until now, procurement departments have never had access to a procurement-centric guide for quality assurance. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Today, Next Level…

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Free Procurement Training Budget Tool

Ah, November and December. That wonderful time of year where procurement leaders have to put together their budgets for the next year. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! One of the budget line items that procurement leaders have traditionally struggled with is the procurement training budget. If you’re like most procurement leaders at this time of…

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Announcing “15 Rules For Ethical Supplier Interaction” – A New Online Course From Next Level Purchasing!

Though procurement departments are largely responsible for selecting and managing a company’s suppliers, other employees of a company frequently interact with those same suppliers and most of them don’t know anything about procurement ethics. This leaves those companies vulnerable to the large number of ethical traps that can get even the most honest of business people into bad situations. A…

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Improving Your Procurement Team’s Skills Requires This Commonly Forgotten Element

Here at Next Level Purchasing, we train the procurement departments of the world’s largest companies as well as plenty of mid-sized and small companies, too. Having the large client base that we do – 1,000+ companies as customers – we see a lot of patterns between the companies that maximize their skill development efforts and those that leave room for…

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