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Metrics & Supplier Evaluation

One topic I am often asked to speak about is supplier evaluation. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! A question that I am virtually guaranteed to hear during my presentation is “How many metrics should I use when evaluating supplier performance?” The number I like to recommend is four. I feel that by using four metrics,…

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Purchasing Seminars: Do You Do Them?

I often get asked, “Charles, do you do any live purchasing seminars?” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Next Level Purchasing’s bread and butter is offering procurement training and purchasing certification online. However, I do live speaking engagements for purchasing associations and private companies from time to time. My fees vary depending on a number of…

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Getting Certified: Purchasing Managers Want To Know How Long It Will Take

On the Web page describing the Senior Professional in Supply Management (SPSM) Certification, we list a table showing the length of time it will take a purchasing manager to become certified based on the amount of time s/he is able to dedicate to study. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! I felt that it would be…

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Another blog to check out…

I found another pretty interesting blog in our field – Spend Matters. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Check it out for the author’s thoughts on current topics like sourcing, supply chain technology, and international trade. Good stuff. Respectfully,Charles Dominick, C.P.M., SPSMPresidentNext Level Purchasing, Inc.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

I hope that you enjoyed the article “6 Ways Purchasers Get More Respect.” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! While maximizing the respect you get can take months or even years, I really believe that these tips can help you get incrementally increasing respect right away. And we all love instant gratification, don’t we? What do…

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My Purchasing Credentials

Many individuals who are interested in Next Level Purchasing’s purchasing courses ask me what my credentials are. Some ask it in a way like “What makes you think YOU are qualified to teach ME?” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! So, I thought that I’d post a little bio of myself here… I am the president…

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Purchasing Certification & Government Approval

I get a lot of questions about whether the SPSM Certification is “authorized” or “recognized” or “accredited” by government bodies. I thought that I would answer that type of question here. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! I cannot say how all governments operate with regard to professional business certifications. But I do know how the…

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The Outsourcing of Purchasing

If you’ve read “Will This Purchasing Trend Take Your Job” and are worried, let me help. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! The thing to remember is that outsourcing any function is a way of spending money to save money. Getting a return on an investment with an outsourced supplier. Third party procurement providers sell themselves…

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Evaluation of Supplier Size

I am working on a new article for the FREE Purchasing Resources Program on evaluating supplier size. There are problems when you select a supplier that is too big. There are different problems when you select a supplier that is too small. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! While I have more than enough material for…

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Purchasing Job Update

If you were one of the first people to get the last purchasing resource, you may have visited our purchasing jobs page before we added a few new job postings. If you haven’t checked our jobs in purchasing page since Tuesday, be sure to visit now to see the latest postings. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe…

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