In this week’s Monday Mid-Day Business Report from Purchasing Magazine, they share some of the statistics from the 2007 Purchasing & Supply Management Career & Skills Report regarding the most desired skills in purchasing. Check it out here.

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The MMBR is definitely worth 5 minutes of your time once a week. It mostly focuses on changes in market pricing for several commodities. But, more importantly than just saying what direction pricing is going, Purchasing shares some insights as to why pricing is going in that direction.

As I noted on Supply Excellence a while back, it is important to “know exactly what factors affect the pricing and availability of the commodity for which you are responsible.” The MMBR helps you do that. Even if you are not responsible for the commodities they are discussing, hearing about other commodities helps you think more about what truly drives cost.

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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