Strategic Supplier RelationshipsSuccessful baseball managers are always thinking multiple moves ahead to gain a competitive advantage against their opponents.  Are you using long-term strategic planning to get the most out of your supplier relationships? 
By popular demand the Vice President of Clinical Sourcing for a large healthcare provider, David Hargraves returns as a guest speaker for the 2014 Next Level Purchasing Association Conference, “Where Procurement MVPs are Made!”.  Mr. Hargraves topic, Playing to Win vs. Playing to not Lose: Take the Offensive with Strategic Supplier Relationships will give you the tools necessary to develop stronger bonds with the “right” suppliers for your business.  Features of this exciting presentation include:

  •  How to pick the categories where strategic supplier relationships are appropriate
  • How to choose which supplier, within a category, to deepen the relationship
  • How to make a 10-year commitment when you can’t forecast technology changes or even the supplier landscape

Mr. Hargraves promises to share a wealth of experience with you and show you how to stay on the offensive while playing to win!
To find out more about the 2014 Next Level Purchasing Association Conference, “Where Procurement MVPs are Made!”, download the conference agenda or call me at 412-262-1334 for exclusive pricing information using the special blog code “play to win”.

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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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