Thought leadership is important to the growth of any profession.  It is through thought leadership that our profession improves and innovates.

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True thought leadership isn’t all that easy to find.  It takes someone with extremely high levels of talent, the ability to educate others, and the willingness to share.

However, we at the Next Level Purchasing Association are fortunate to have found someone who is a procurement thought leader on the rise to author our “View From The Field” column in our members-only online magazine, Leading-Edge Supply Management:  Tim Reis, SPSM.

Tim Reis, SPSM

Tim has authored a few excellent View From The Field columns already published and he has been absolutely on fire lately, having contributed articles three editions into the future!  His latest column, entitled “Utilizing the PEST Table to Minimize International Supplier Selection Risk,” appears in the May 2012 edition of Leading-Edge Supply Management, just released today.

Here is how you can check out the magazine and Tim’s fine article:

If you’re already an NLPA member: Log in to the members’ area at and navigate to the “Magazine” tab. There you’ll find a link to a PDF copy of the report. 

If you’re not yet an NLPA member: Sign up for your free membership in the Next Level Purchasing Association at After doing so, you’ll receive an email with information about how to log in. After logging in, navigate to the “Magazine” tab. There you’ll find a link to a PDF copy of the report.

The articles in the upcoming editions are phenomenal as well, so be sure to stay tuned to see what Tim will share to help you reach your potential as a procurement professional.


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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