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

December 19, 2012


According to an article on, 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 […]

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

December 7, 2012


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 […]

Next Level Purchasing: Translating Success

June 23, 2009


“The goal of a good translation is when the source and the target texts communicate the same message . . . Measuring Success in Translation, an industry axiom When I received an advanced copy of Next Level Purchasing’s press release announcing that they  were about to introduce a Spanish Speaking version of their highly acclaimed […]

Popular Games With A Procurement Twist Enhance Training (Next Level Purchasing)

November 27, 2008


PITTSBURGH, PA – November 17, 2008 – While you may not expect to find procurement-related questions on popular game shows, SPSM® Certification-provider Next Level Purchasing has brought some more fun to the purchasing field by integrating purchasing information with such games as hangman, million-dollar quiz, and crosswords. The games, designed to not only bring fun […]