Wednesday, December 14, 2005

How Global Is The SPSM?

One of the differentiating characteristics of the SPSM Certification is that it was not designed by a "national" organization, targeting the professionals of one and only one country.

The SPSM Certification was specifically designed to be a globally recognized certification.

So how global is the SPSM?

Well, let me put it into perspective...Today alone, we certified purchasers from these countries:

  • Germany
  • Macedonia
  • Tunisia

Business today is global. It only makes sense that the SPSM Certification was designed specifically for global purchasing and supply management.

Respectfully,
Charles Dominick, C.P.M., SPSM
President
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
Struggling To Have A Rewarding Purchasing Career?
Earn Your SPSM Certification Online At
http://www.NextLevelPurchasing.com

Friday, December 09, 2005

The 3-Way Match

I hope that you have enjoyed the article "The 3-Way Match, eProcurement, & Pain."

Implementing any part of eProcurement or any major change is a challenge. To succeed, you really need to communicate how individuals will benefit from the change.

Unfortunately, when asking folks to record receipts, there is simply not very much benefit that users will derive from recording receipts. So it is an uphill battle.

Going to 2-way match is a classic example of thinking outside the box and challenging those people who say "You can't do THAT!" And it works.

A little creativity and a lot of persistance can get you far with these types of initiatives. I wish you the best of luck on your next change management initiative!

Respectfully,
Charles Dominick, C.P.M., SPSM
President
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
Struggling To Have A Rewarding Purchasing Career?
Earn Your SPSM Certification Online At
http://www.NextLevelPurchasing.com

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Congrats To Pitt!

The University of Pittsburgh, a former employer and current customer of mine, recently got some well-deserved press for their eProcurement success - http://higher-edtech.texterity.com/article/200512/15/

It is nice to see them get recognition for doing a good job. They have a classy group of people that comprise their purchasing team.

Respectfully,
Charles Dominick, C.P.M., SPSM
President
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
Struggling To Have A Rewarding Purchasing Career?
Earn Your SPSM Certification Online At
http://www.NextLevelPurchasing.com

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