Purchasing.com and Purchasing Magazine were important, ‘go-to’ resources for as long as I can remember, when I was a purchaser for Pillsbury and Ball. It’s hard to believe they are both are now gone.
Frankly, it’s even harder to understand why Purchasing Magazine and Purchasing.com were literally abandoned by Reed Business Publications. Stories on the street suggest that the domain name Purchasing.com has been permanently shelved, with no plans to either resurrect or sell it.
Pity really: the Purchasing community (like any group of professionals) needs a forum, a vehicle, a gathering place where practitioners can learn about what’s happening in the marketplace and keep in contact with peers.
To some extent, Purchasing Professionals’ Blog was created to fill the void left by the loss of Purchasing Magazine and Purchasing.com. Please feel free to explore this blog, make comments, submit articles and ideas, or participate in any way you see fit.