Wow – it’s Day 3 of the Purch-lympics already! Today, we have six new essays competing.

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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 11:45 PM Eastern US time.

3. Send the link http://www.NextLevelPurchasing.com/blog to your purchasing and supply management colleagues and encourage them to vote.

4. Return here daily to vote.

There is only one vote allowed per person. We have the ability to track the source of each and every vote and, if ballot stuffing is discovered, we will either remove duplicate votes or disqualify the candidate at our discretion.

Here are today’s essays…

Essay #1: John Ransom (United States of America) – Topic: Evaluating Vendor Viability

Essay #2: Annette Opondo (Kenya) – Topic: Dealing With Internal Conflict

Essay #3: Daniel Haakuria (Namibia) – Topic: Improving Logistics

Essay #4: S.B. Odegha (Nigeria) – Topic: Proving Supply Chain’s Sourcing Abilities

Essay #5: Mukut Roy (India) – Topic: Project Management

Essay #6: Abdul Khan (India) – Topic: Vendor Managed Inventory

CLICK HERE TO VOTE (NOTE: If you are reading this after 11:45 PM Eastern US time on August 21, 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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