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When modernizations are made, changes to the name of a function are often contemplated. You may ask, “What is the most current name for corporate procurement?”

In a recent survey of procurement professionals, respondents were asked what name they preferred for the corporate procurement function.

Procurement, purchasing, and supply chain management each got about 25% of the votes. Supply management got about 10%. The remaining 15% was split among many other titles.

Trendier names got very few votes and may end up being here today, gone tomorrow.

So, don’t get too creative when thinking about what to call your corporate procurement department. More importantly, you should spend your time working on the principles of making the department modern, whatever you choose to call it.

Charles Dominick, C.P.M., SPSM
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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