Well, here we are already – at the last day of the Purch-lympics semi-finals! We’ve had some great entries so far and, today, you get to influence who the last of the five finalists will be.

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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: David Ah-Tow (South Africa) – Topic: Obtaining Vendor Information

Essay #2: Denise Minnich (United States of America) – Topic: Obtaining Emergency Vendor Service

Essay #3: Yvetta Koleva (Bulgaria) – Topic: Negotiation

Essay #4: Kacwa Ronnie (Uganda) – Topic: Increasing Procurement Visibility

Essay #5: Antony Naploli (United States of America) – Topic: Internal Customer-Supplier Relations

CLICK HERE TO VOTE – (NOTE: If you are reading this after 11:45 PM Eastern US time on August 25 and after 8:45 AM on August 27, click here to vote on the latest entries.)


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Be sure to check back on Wednesday and Thursday for the final, deciding round of the Purch-lympics!

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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