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Are You Self-Motivated For Your Own Self-Improvement? By Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

December 19, 2012

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According to an article on Manufacturing.net, the number of corporate mergers and acquisitions were up by about 16% from January through June of this year, compared to the same period from 2011. One of the driving forces behind mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is “synergy.”  What synergy means in this context is that two companies have […]

Who Should Manage Your Professional Development in Procurement? By Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

December 13, 2012

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Editor’s Note:  Charles is founder, president and chief procurement officer of Next Level Purchasing, which offers the SPSM (Senior Professional in Supply Management) Certification. Be sure to check out Charles’ Purchasing Certification Blog. Ah, ‘tis a common debate:  who decides on the professional development and training that procurement professionals get? There are some procurement professionals […]

5 Questions To Tie Procurement Professional Development To Organizational Objectives By Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

December 7, 2012

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Editor’s Note:  Charles is founder, president and chief procurement officer of Next Level Purchasing, which offers the SPSM (Senior Professional in Supply Management) family of certifications. Be sure to check out Charles’ Purchasing Certification Blog. One of the common criticisms of procurement departments is that their work is too far removed from the objectives of […]

Who owns the supplier relationship . . . the company or the buyer?

December 5, 2012

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A recent story concerning the ownership of Twitter followers for a company account raises an interesting question about supplier relationships.  Added emphasis on the word “relationships.” The PI Window on Business post “Who really owns your Twitter followers?,” talked about the case between Noah Kravitz and PhoneDog in which Kravitz (the employee) was sued by his […]

Check Out My New Paper On How To Make Your Outsourcing Initiatives Successful

December 3, 2012

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Use the SlideShare Personal Viewer to read and download the new executive brief on How To Make Your Outsourcing Initiatives Successful: 30

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