OK, OK. For those of you who don’t know Aerosmith (Really? You don’t know Aerosmith?), they were one of the most successful rock bands of the 1970’s.

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Then, once the 1980’s rolled around, they sort of dropped out of the public eye due to member changes, other problems, and music that didn’t quite compare favorably with their earlier material. Many observers thought Aerosmith was done.

But around came 1987 and, surprisingly, they became hugely successful again with a slightly different sound but great quality music that endures today.

What’s that I hear? “I thought I was reading a purchasing blog. Did I type in the wrong URL?”

Well, there is a similar situation in our field.

Supply Excellence was always one of my favorite blogs from a few years ago. Penned by Tim Minahan, then of Procuri, Supply Excellence always featured easy-and-fun-to-read, insightful, and witty commentary on current issues in the profession.

Then Ariba bought Procuri.

The once daily blog posts came to a near standstill. Eventually, the blogging picked up, but rather than by Minahan, it was done by Ariba’s category specialists. And they announced a blog editor – eeewwww, how corporate!

I admit it. I was ready to stick the proverbial fork in Supply Excellence.

But steadily, the blogging got more frequent. And better. Now, today, Supply Excellence has re-emerged as one of the best purchasing blogs out there.

Most of the posts are written by category experts and offer great category-specific advice. And Mr. Minahan even posts from time to time, giving us fans a welcome dose of his expertise and wit.

Believe it. Supply Excellence is back.

And they have a hit record in my book.

To Your Career,
Charles Dominick, SPSM
President & Chief Procurement Officer
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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