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July 2019

Operationalizing Optimal Cost Validation

July 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Podcast

Most purchasing organizations lack the time and tools required to aggregate, analyze and validate optimal costs in supplier quotes...until now. APD is announcing a new breakthrough method to provide organizations with immediate comparison of supplier quotes to Industry Cost Models and our Open Book Cost Models (a buildup of 15 years of shop floor know how).

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Cost Knowledge Approach to Purchasing Injection Molded Components

July 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton – Grand Rapids Down,
433 Dudley Place NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Purpose: Provide the knowledge required to develop specific cost breakdowns and should-be models to estimate costs, pricing, and key manufacturing metrics for injection molded components. Scope: This course is intended for purchasing teams that want the skills to successfully negotiate direct materials pricing with molding suppliers. This course provides training, examples and real-life cases based upon knowledge-based price negotiations with suppliers. Audience: Buyers, commodity managers, and purchasing managers with experience analyzing detailed cost breakdowns Objectives: After attending this course, attendees…

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Operationalizing Optimal Cost Validation

July 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Podcast

Most purchasing organizations lack the time and tools required to aggregate, analyze and validate optimal costs in supplier quotes...until now. APD is announcing a new breakthrough method to provide organizations with immediate comparison of supplier quotes to Industry Cost Models and our Open Book Cost Models (a buildup of 15 years of shop floor know how).

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Resins- Top Tips to Achieve Optimal Costs

July 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Podcast

With resins the prices you pay may or may not be linked to the actual costs of production.  Why do some resin prices follow economic movement and some solely base upon supply and demand in the marketplace?  What are the current resin pricing and cost trends and what should buyers of resins and plastic components be doing to achieve the best pricing results?  Join us for the educational podcast.

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Tooling- Top Tips to Achieve Optimal Costs

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Podcast

Learn about the top methods that will move your company towards those optimal prices your company has been longing for. Participants will gain knowledge about tooling cost breakdowns and acquire the skills to successfully negotiate direct materials pricing with tooling suppliers. 

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August 2019

How to Buy with Confidence Using Cost Validation

August 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Podcast

Most purchasing organizations lack the time and tools required to aggregate, analyze and validate optimal costs in supplier quotes...until now. APD is announcing a new breakthrough method to provide organizations with immediate comparison of supplier quotes to Industry Cost Models and our Open Book Cost Models (a buildup of 15 years of shop floor know how).  

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Moving to Optimal Stampings Cost Using Linear Models

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Podcast

Linear models provide a fast and easy way for buyers to find savings opportunities, estimate pricing and validate supplier pricing and process metrics like cycle time and press size.  In this educational podcast we will show how stampings buyers can develop models and how to use them to move to optimal costs.   Podcast attendees will receive our excel-based step by step guide to assist them on their optimal cost journey.            

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How to Buy with Confidence Using Cost Validation

August 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar

Most purchasing organizations lack the time and tools required to aggregate, analyze and validate optimal costs in supplier quotes...until now. APD is announcing a new breakthrough method to provide organizations with immediate comparison of supplier quotes to Industry Cost Models and our Open Book Cost Models (a buildup of 15 years of shop floor know how).

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Moving to Optimal Die Casting Cost Using Linear Models

August 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Podcast

Linear models provide a fast and easy way for buyers to find savings opportunities, estimate pricing and validate supplier pricing and process metrics like cycle time and press size.  In this educational podcast we will show how die casting buyers can develop models and how to use them to move to optimal costs.   Podcast attendees will receive our excel-based step by step guide to assist them on their optimal cost journey.            

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How to Buy with Confidence Using Cost Validation

August 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar

Most purchasing organizations lack the time and tools required to aggregate, analyze and validate optimal costs in supplier quotes...until now. APD is announcing a new breakthrough method to provide organizations with immediate comparison of supplier quotes to Industry Cost Models and our Open Book Cost Models (a buildup of 15 years of shop floor know how).

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