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A Valuable Skill That Is In Short Supply in the Procurement World by Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

June 3, 2013

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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. My organization provides online training, onsite seminars, webinars, articles, and the like to procurement professionals from companies in virtually every […]

Appetite for Development: How Procurement Departments Differ in Their Desires for Continuous Staff Training by Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

April 17, 2013

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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. In my line of work, I see four types of procurement departments relative to their appetites for professional development. Type […]

Procurement Training Budgets vs. Sales Training Budgets by Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

March 26, 2013

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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. I recently came across a research paper by Best Practices, LLC.  The topic was training of sales people in the […]

Work Smarter, Not Harder…Actually, Work Harder At Working Smarter by Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

March 13, 2013

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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. Imagine these situations… Situation 1:  After rehearsing for three months, a choir performs their Spring concert.  Despite the facts that […]

The Prognosticators Series: 2013 Predictions by Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

January 21, 2013

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Editor’s Note:  As is often the case when the hands of time tick relentlessly forward into another new year, we take this opportunity to look ahead to what the next 12 months might hold in store for us both personally as well as for the purchasing industry as a whole. In this fourth installment of […]

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 […]

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