I hope that you have enjoyed reading the article “Supply Chain Developments To Watch In 2006.”

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It’s always fun to look ahead and try to predict the future of the purchasing profession. As 2005 began, there really didn’t seem to be much exciting on the horizon. Sure, there are always developments and improvements in the field. But nothing stood out that screamed “2005 will be a big year for…”

Probably the biggest supply chain event of 2005 was predicted by no one – Hurricane Katrina, the resultant declarations of Force Majeure by tons of suppliers, and the subsequent spikes in fuel and, later, raw materials pricing.

This year, I feel different. I feel the winds of change are upon us. And I’m looking forward to reviewing the three questions from the aforementioned article as we begin 2007.

Happy New Year, everyone!

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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