…A decent number of comments have popped up on yesterday’s post about the reactions I got to the article “Purchasing, Social Responsibility, & Animals.” This is obviously a “hot button topic,” so let’s keep the discussion going to see what views will impact the purchasing profession going forward.

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…I found it interesting that the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette yesterday published an article citing that the Director of Corporate Sourcing at Mellon Financial has been dismissed as a result of the merger with Bank of New York. It’s sad news for purchasing in Pittsburgh, but almost good news in that a purchasing executive made the front page of the business section. You always hear about the departure of CEO’s and CFO’s in mergers, so it is almost like purchasing executives’ departures are not newsworthy. I guess that this means that the Talent Crunch is now just a little bit lighter with one more person available for the many open strategic purchasing jobs.

…After last week’s post “Who The H*ck Is Tony Poshek?” I was fortunate enough to have Tony introduce himself by email. It turns out that he was a short-time resident here in Pittsburgh. He has generously offered to tip me off to some of the more quirky purchasing-related stories that he comes across, so don’t be surprised if you see one more blogger giving “hat tips to Tony Poshek.”

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Charles Dominick, SPSM
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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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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