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E3 Newsletter: September/October 2017

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Vol. 5, No. 5
September/October 2017



The Should-Cost Calculation

Supply management practitioners can drive value by going beyond standard procurement tools and practices.

By K.O. Ansa B. Yiadom


Ascending Unconventionally

A lateral move — even a demotion — could end up helping you move up the corporate ladder.

By Sarah Scudder


E3 Q&A: Maximizing Supplier Visits

A business management consultant discusses why procurement organizations should tour facilities, how they can prepare, and what they should learn.




E3 Metric: SWOT Analysis

This exercise gives a supply management professional a sound grasp of his or her organization’s capabilities, as well as the state of the market.

By Dan Zeiger


CPSM Questions

In every edition, E3 offers three sample questions — and answers — from the CPSM® Diagnostic Practice Exam to help you work toward achieving CPSM® certification. First, answer all three questions; then, scroll down to the answers section to find out how you fared.