I am in the process of buying a new car. Of course, me being Mr. Analytical, I am looking at every report, article, blog, statistic, etc. that I can to select the make and model that will be best for me and to pay a fair price.

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So I subscribed to Consumer Reports’ Web site and I am so impressed with the information they have. They have documentation of their own tests, consumer reviews, customer satisfaction survey statistics, pricing and negotiation guides, and so much more.

Their Web site even had a consumer-level introductory article on total cost of ownership.

If only this type of information was available for every category managed by the corporate buyer…

To Your Career,
Charles Dominick, SPSM
President and Chief Procurement Officer
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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