We have had a very busy week here at Next Level Purchasing despite – or, maybe, because of – it being a holiday week. We have had a high number of enrollments in our online purchasing training classes this week.

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And that got me thinking…holiday weeks are usually a little slower in a procurement department. Large numbers of internal customers have taken vacation days. Suppliers have plant shutdowns. Management isn’t breathing down your neck the way they do most weeks.

So, like the students who have enrolled with us this week, it is a great time to get stuff done that you’ve been putting off! You know, those more strategic projects that have fallen victim to the tactical fire-fighting that you do most days. Days like today make for a great opportunity to catch up and knock off some things from that ever-growing to-do list.

So, don’t waste quieter days like today working at a slower pace or surfing the Internet. Make wonderful, uninterrupted progress!

To Your Career,
Charles Dominick, SPSM
President & 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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