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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is It Possible To Break Into Procurement Without Procurement Experience? (Part I) by Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

September 27, 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. “I’d love to break into procurement, but I have no procurement experience.  Is it possible?” This is a question that I get […]

Slacking With Your Professional Development? The True Reason Is Different Than The One You Want To Believe! By Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

August 28, 2012

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Wanna put a theory of mine to the test? Ask yourself the following question and write down your answer on a sheet of paper before reading the rest of this article. Why have you not earned your procurement certification or participated in much professional development? OK.  Do you have your answer written down? If so, […]

4 Procurement Professional Development Profiles, Part II By Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

July 12, 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. In Part I of this series, I introduced a 2×2 matrix that revealed four different types of procurement professionals in the context […]

Ariba’s Expected Decision to Drop Supply Excellence Blog Illustrates How Disconnected the Vendor is from the World of Social Media/Networking

March 16, 2010

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I have always enjoyed reading, on more than one occasion, Charles Dominick’s “Purchasing Certification Blog” for many different reasons.Charles, whose Next Level Purchasing equips procurement professionals with the leading edge insights and expertise to become “indispensable” resources for their respective organizations, brings a unique perspective to any discussion or subject matter being covered. Nowhere was […]

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