In one of the more comprehensive reviews ever published about procurement training, Sourcing Innovation (SI) – one of the leading procurement-related sites for going on a decade – recently published a multi-part review of the “Procurement KPI’s & Business Acumen” online course series from the Next Level Purchasing Association.  In the review, SI editor Dr. Michael Lamoureux wrote:

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“In SI’s opinion, [the series] delivers one of the key lessons a Procurement department needs to master to be seen as strategically contributing to the organization given the current view of Procurement’s role, does a great job of defining business acumen and relating it to a function Procurement should understand well (Sales), and does a deft job of indicating how properly defined synergistic KPIs can generate compound effects and deliver greater results than non-synergistic KPIs. But more importantly…it develops and presents a basic, generic, framework that ties together the key synergistic KPIs for any Procurement organization that can be used by any Procurement Professional. This framework, which is beautiful in its simplicity, is the most innovative encapsulation of a core idea that I’ve seen from a purchasing organization, analyst firm, or consulting organization in years!”

The full SI review can be accessed, in three parts, at:—a-review-part-i.aspx—a-review-part-ii.aspx—a-review-part-iii.aspx

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Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3
President & Chief Procurement Officer – Next Level Purchasing Association
Co-Author – The Procurement Game Plan
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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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