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August 2020

2021 Resin Outlook

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Resin pricing has been very dynamic in 2020, with many grades dipping below 2009 levels in the late spring.  However, rebounding demand for plastic products and rising oil prices have already influenced an upward trend in resin prices for most grades.  This 30-minute webinar will provide an update on trends impacting resin availability and pricing in 2021, including factors such as oil and natural gas price forecasts, regional demand expectations tied to restarting economics, and changes to resin feedstock manufacturing…

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September 2020

Cost Certification Online

September 23

The APD Cost Management Certification is a 4-month on-line development program designed to provide purchasing professionals with the knowledge, skills and take-away tools required to understand and achieve should-be direct material costs. We provide a new look at Purchasing 101 foundations while accelerating individuals to Purchasing 4.0 where data is leveraged with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning to move to optimal pricing, should-be costs and predictive cost modeling. Course materials are based upon the processes, techniques and real-world insights…

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October 2020

Cost Certification Injection Mold Concentration

October 28

The APD Cost Management Certification is a 4-month on-line development program designed to provide purchasing professionals with the knowledge, skills and take-away tools required to understand and achieve should-be direct material costs. The injection mold concentration incorporates examples, cases and cost modeling that is unique to injection molded components and tooling.  The additional specialized content will be delivered in 4 modules each containing one live two-hour group session, 5-6 on-demand video podcasts and additional exercises. We provide a new look…

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