The Best of PurchTips 2017

What Procurement Tips Did You Implement This Year?

PurchTips Edition #390

The end of the year is the perfect time to review what improvements you made in the past 12 months and the changes you want to make in the new year. PurchTips is designed to provide you with practical procurement tips that help you make a difference.  If you didn’t implement all of our procurement tips in 2017, here are links to our top six editions of PurchTips from the past year to help you plan for 2018:

101 Things Procurement Professionals Can Negotiate (requires survey completion)

Procurement Leader vs. Purchasing Manager –

Seasonal Commodities: Spring Has Sprung –

How To Bargain When You’re Clueless –

How Strategic Is Your Procurement Thinking? –

Procurement Challenges In A Hot Economy –

The entire NLPA team would like to wish you a Happy New Year! We look forward to continuing to help you prove your procurement value in 2018! Please contact us if we can provide the training, certification, or other educational resources to help you succeed.

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Learn 101 Things Procurement Professionals Can Negotiate!

Outsiders may think that corporate purchasing types negotiate one thing: price. But seasoned procurement professionals know differently.

In reality, modern procurement professionals like you may negotiate dozens of terms for a single deal. Sometimes, with so many possible terms to negotiate, it can be easy to forget to negotiate a few important ones. The new NLPA whitepaper, “101 Things Procurement Professionals Can Negotiate,” can help you ensure that you explore all avenues of value creation when you negotiate with suppliers.

Take our survey to get your free copy of this whitepaper!



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By Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3