I had the interesting opportunity to have lunch with Michael Lamoureaux, from the Sourcing Innovation Blog, yesterday. Michael was in Pittsburgh to attend a huge operations management conference here.

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During our conversation, I learned a lot about Michael’s very impressive combination of skills and interests. It turns out that he has a Ph.D in some advanced type of mathematics, has programming skills in various computer languages, is an expert on decision optimization, and has a keen interest in sourcing and supply chain.

At some point, I’d like to sit down again with him with the hopes of sharing some insights into decision optimization with the readers of PurchTips. He has an immense amount of knowledge and I think we could learn a lot from him.

Until then, be sure to check out his blog. He recently had a multi-part series on decision optimization that’s worth reading.

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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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