One thing I always try to be is “ahead of my time.”

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Being ahead of your time is anything but a way to become an overnight success. Believe me, there were some discouraging times in the early part of this decade when people said “Online purchasing training? That’ll never work!”

Maybe it wasn’t the most popular concept in 2001. But with the same vision I had back then, Next Level Purchasing has grown into a globally recognized provider of procurement courses and supply chain certification.

I don’t really look anywhere else other than in the mirror to assess whether or not Next Level Purchasing is staying on the cutting edge. But it sure was nice to be honored by the prestigious Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce as their 2006 Innovative Business of the Year!

Here’s me with the award…
NLPA President Charles Dominick poses with the Innovative Business of the Year Awar plaque from the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce

And you can read the press release on our Supply Chain News page.

Oh, a heads up…we are debuting our latest innovation on Tuesday, so stay tuned!!!

Charles Dominick, 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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