After a successful two weeks of voting, the winners of the Purch-lympics have been determined!

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I’d like to personally thank all of the purchasing and supply management professionals that submitted essays as well as all of the people around the world who took the time to read the essays and vote.

So here are our winners…

The “Gold Medal”

Name: G.P Thushara Sampath Gunasekara
Country: Sri Lanka
Essay Topic: Increasing Supplier Competition
Prize: A full scholarship to earn the SPSM® Certification (valued at $1,149 USD)

The “Silver Medal”

Name: John Ransom
Country: United States of America
Essay Topic: Evaluating Vendor Viability
Prize: Enrollment in one of Next Level Purchasing’s full-length supply chain online classes (valued at $209 USD)

The “Bronze Medal”

Name: Sandi Derouin
Country: Canada
Essay Topic: Fixing Internal Customer Errors
Prize: The “Supply Management in The Real World” eBook (valued at $79 USD)

I would also like to congratulate our other finalists Leonard Ruhukwa and Denise Minnich. Though we didn’t plan it, I’d like to award them a prize as well for being finalists. They will each get an enrollment to our online mini-course “Negotiation No-No’s,” valued at $14.99 (USD).

Finally, I would like to give the Charles’ Choice Awards to a few participants who I personally felt had great essays, but didn’t garner enough votes to make it to the finals. The Charles’ Choice Awards will also award an enrollment to Negotiation No-No’s and will go to:

Evans Mudake

Bizerka Oreskovic

Daniel Haakuria

Abdul Khan

Lynn Hoover

Anthony Napoli

Finally, I’d like to thank Sourcing Innovation and Supply Excellence for covering the Purch-lympics in the blogosphere and I’d like to thank you for watching this exciting series. Be sure to check the Purchasing Certification Blog regularly for more exciting stuff in the near future. You can even subscribe to this blog to get new posts by email.

Have a great weekend, a great Labor Day (in the USA), and a great Labour Day (in Canada)!

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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