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With all of the names that are given to the purchasing function, it is no surprise that people are confused. While most of these names (e.g., purchasing, procurement, supply management, etc.), in my opinion, refer to the same thing, I thought that making a distinction between purchasing and supply chain management was important.

Supply chain management is much more encompassing. It’s really the end-to-end operation for an organization’s core competency.

Speaking of names for our profession, be sure to watch for the 2007 Purchasing & Supply Management Skills & Career Report (tentative title) coming later this month. This report will share some statistics that may affect what our profession will be called in the years ahead!

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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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