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February 2020

Cost Certification Indianapolis

February 26

Group Session 1 - Constructing Effective Market Tests - Understanding Costs & Effective Use of Cost Breakdowns Objectives: • Constructing effective market tests • Understanding supplier costs with manufacturing cost accounting • Building effective cost breakdowns • Analyzing supplier quotes with and without cost breakdowns One-on-one Private Quote Analysis and Negotiation Preparation Session: Conducted any time after Group Session 1, APD will provide an individual negotiation preparation consultation based upon analysis of a detailed cost breakdown against APD’s Optimal Cost…

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March 2020

Cost Certification Grand Rapids

March 24

Group Session 1 - Constructing Effective Market Tests - Understanding Costs & Effective Use of Cost Breakdowns Objectives: • Constructing effective market tests • Understanding supplier costs with manufacturing cost accounting • Building effective cost breakdowns • Analyzing supplier quotes with and without cost breakdowns One-on-one Private Quote Analysis and Negotiation Preparation Session: Conducted any time after Group Session 1, APD will provide an individual negotiation preparation consultation based upon analysis of a detailed cost breakdown against APD’s Optimal Cost…

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May 2020

Cost Certification Online

May 6

Group Session 1 - Constructing Effective Market Tests - Understanding Costs & Effective Use of Cost Breakdowns Objectives: • Constructing effective market tests • Understanding supplier costs with manufacturing cost accounting • Building effective cost breakdowns • Analyzing supplier quotes with and without cost breakdowns One-on-one Private Quote Analysis and Negotiation Preparation Session: Conducted any time after Group Session 1, APD will provide an individual negotiation preparation consultation based upon analysis of a detailed cost breakdown against APD’s Optimal Cost…

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June 2020

4 Purchasing Imperatives for Navigating Troubled Waters

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Covid-19 supply chain impact will be greater than the ‘08/’09 financial crisis where supplier financial, quality and production issues persisted for over 3 years. APD’s team successfully led OE and Tier 1 purchasing teams though the ‘08/’09 financial crisis. They called on their vast experience to develop 4 imperatives for navigating the current crisis and a stepped plan for achieving them. Join us for an insightful hour where the team will review:  Proactive Risk Mitigation using key indicators to…

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August 2020

Preparing Takeover Business

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Enabling you to WIN New Business: The Covid-19 supply chain impact will be greater than the ‘08/’09 financial crisis where supplier financial, quality and production issues persisted for over 3 years.  Many of these issues led purchasing organizations to move business from one supplier to another.   What should suppliers do to show their potential new customers that they are prepared for takeover business – join us for this webinar to find out.   To register for this webinar, please CLICK…

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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

2021 Resins Outlook, Part 2

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Price changes for resins are projected to vary considerably depending on supply and demand factors.  This 30-minute webinar will focus on the North American pricing outlook for many of the resins we weren’t able to cover in the August 25 webinar, as well as important feedstocks.  In addition, we’ll discuss the outlooks for crude oil and natural gas prices, and share some of the potential factors we’re monitoring that can impact 2021 resin prices.   Pricing outlooks for feedstocks will…

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APD Cost Management Certification Program

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. 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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November 2020

APD FREE Webinar: Funding for APD’s Cost Management Certification Program

November 5 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am

If you are Interested in building cost knowledge on your purchasing team or becoming a Certified Purchasing Cost Management Professional but have limited training budget, please attend APD’s FREE webinar: Funding for APD’s Cost Management Certification Program   APD is partnered with McCormick Consulting, a leading consultant in helping Michigan based businesses secure and manage grants and incentives for growth and development to help you maximize return on your employee training investment. Together we are hosting a 45-minute webinar on…

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