This has been another tremendous year of growth here at Next Level Purchasing. We did a “year in review” meeting internally and I thought I would share some of the more salient highlights with you!

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  • We broke open the champagne at 9:00AM one morning as Next Level Purchasing reached a huge inception-to-date revenue milestone






  • We held the Purch-lympics right here on this blog with G.P Thushara Sampath Gunasekara from Sri Lanka getting the most votes for his essay on increasing supplier competition.


  • We upgraded our “Manager Check” module which allows our customers’ managers to better monitor the progress of their teams through our online purchasing training
  • We started “Whitepaper Wednesday” on here on this blog




  • We launched our testimonial map, sharing the thoughts of our students from around the world

Other notable 2008 accomplishments:

  • We’ve increased the number of certified SPSM’s by over 90% from the number at the beginning of the year. That’s almost double!
  • Today we have certified SPSM’s in 40 countries, students enrolled in the Senior Professional in Supply Management® Program in over 80 countries, and customers in over 100 countries

So, despite the economic conditions, Next Level Purchasing has grown tremendously and brought a lot of innovation to the purchasing and supply management profession. And wait til you see what we have “up our sleeve” for 2009!

None of our success would be possible without the trust of our students and their employers. To them, I would like to extend a special “thank you” for believing that Next Level Purchasing could help them deliver better results.

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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