The following is an announcement from the new president of Next Level Purchasing, LLC, Vivek Shally.

Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA) is the world’s largest membership association for purchasing professional having over 280,000 members in over 100 countries. NLPA is now a part of the CertiTrek Group portfolio of certifications. CertiTrek raises the bar to set new standards for a certification company.

We are also proud to announce the launch of the new company logo as part of the ongoing evolution of our company’s brand. Our business has grown and evolved over the years, and we felt it was time for a change. We have refreshed our logo to reflect who we are today and to symbolize our future. Our logo, with its forward thinking modern feel is represented by the abstract graphic mark of a globe, coupled with small dots, connecting the world with the profession of Procurement & Supply Chain Management. We chose to display the design elements of dots and the globe in this manner, not only to demonstrate the focal point of who we serve and what we do, but to also demonstrate our passion and commitment for how we impart knowledge and serve our customers every day!  The new logo also reflects NLPA’s principles of customer focus, innovation, steady and sustainable growth, and harmony, conveying our sincere commitment to our customers.

We will develop more steadily in an international and professional direction, focus increasingly on our customers, and create a harmonious business environment by working together with our customers, partners and peers.

We believe that serving our customers is the only reason NLPA exists, and customers’ requirements are the fundamental driving force for our development. We will face future challenges and opportunities together through our unrelenting spirit of perseverance through hardship for success, continue to create long-term value for you with our high quality programs and services, and enrich people’s life through knowledge by our joint efforts.

All of us here at the NLPA look forward to take procurement to the next level, this year and beyond!
Sincerely yours

Vivek Shally


Next Level Purchasing, LLC


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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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