So we have one successful day of the Purch-lympics behind us. On to Day 2 and five new essays!

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As a reminder, public votes determine each day’s winner. The five daily winners in the semi-finals will have their essays compete in the finals on August 27 and 28. So here’s what you do:

1. Simply click the links below to read each essay.

2. Use the “Click here to vote” link to submit your vote. Each day’s voting will begin at 8:45 AM Eastern US time and will be open until 11:45PM Eastern US time.

3. Send the link to your purchasing and supply management colleagues and encourage them to vote.

4. Return here daily to vote.

Essay #1: Evans Mudake (Kenya) – Topic: Implementing Payment Controls

Essay #2: G.P Thushara Sampath Gunasekara (Sri Lanka) – Topic: Increasing Supplier Competition

Essay #3: Enoch Dugbatey (Ghana) – Topic: Improving Cash Flow

Essay #4: Dylan Tao (Canada) – Topic: Switching Distribution Channels

Essay #5: Bizerka Oreskovic (Croatia) – Topic: Creative Logistics Solutions

CLICK HERE TO VOTE (NOTE: If you are reading this after 11:45 PM Eastern US time on August 20, click here to vote on the latest entries.)

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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