Daily Archives: June 12, 2014

Enjoy Your 32 Day Vacation!

The World Cup starts today.

For 30% of you, that means a 32 day vacation until the final match is played on July 13, or, at the very least, your best effort to work as little as possible during matches so that you may watch as many matches as possible.

How do I know this?

Is the doctor psychic?

Does the doctor have inside information?

Has the doctor been informed of your plans en masse?

No, he just has historical knowledge to guide him. SI has been going for 8 years (as of Monday, June 9) and over this timeframe has grown steadily in readership quarter-over-quarter, and often month-over-month, with only one exception which lasted for one month, where it saw, on average, a temporary drop in stats of almost 30%. An exception which happened almost four years ago to the day which, of course, coincided with the start of the 2010 World Cup.

So, for those of you taking vacation, enjoy it!

For the rest of you, you’ll be happy to know that SI plans to keep publishing, and will keep bringing you insights day in and day out.

What’s the Easiest Way to Save Another 220K or Even 498K per Person?

Get Certified!

According to the most recent Next Level Purchasing Association Purchasing & Supply Management Career & Skills Report, 2014 Edition, the average cost savings and avoidance per person per supply management department among the survey respondents was:

  • $1,175,319 per person if they were not certified
  • $1,396,972 per person if they were certified
      with a certification other than the SPSM
  • $1,673,096 per person if they were certified with the SPSM

The fact of the matter is simple. Certified people are trained people. Trained people have the knowledge and skills needed to apply the tools and resources they have at their disposal to the greatest extent possible. And, because they are trained, they get results.

But don’t take my word for it. Download the 2014 Purchasing & Supply Management Career and Skills Report today!

To download the 2014 Purchasing & Supply Management Career and Skills Report,

  1. Login to the NLPA,
  2. select the library tab, and
  3. the 2014 Purchasing & Supply Management Career and Skills Report is the 2nd report available for download.