The 2019 business planning cycle may be one of the most challenging in years for manufacturing purchasing groups with the disruptions of tariffs, shortages, inflation and a highly competitive talent market. Learn what purchasing leaders are planning to do as they face the up coming challenges of 2019.
Inflation has not been a problem that Motor Vehicle Parts has had to face in the last 90 years. With shortages and some pricing clearly on the move, should we be prepared for inflation that cannot be offset by productivity?
A fast-paced webinar for purchasing professionals who negotiate with suppliers to achieve the best pricing possible. Learn best practices for analyzing supplier quotes against should-be cost models, understanding supplier cost structures and steps for successful price negotiations.
Learn how to deal with customers pushing sales people for fast and accurate quotes for new programs and potential design changes. These compressed time windows do not provide adequate time for purchasing to obtain quotes from suppliers.
Learn what purchasing leaders need to know about the new IATF 16949 quality management standard from Denis Devos of the Luminous Group.
Jeoff Burris will present a report-out of our 2017 survey of manufacturing company CEOs, with actionable insights and proven best practices.
Join us to learn what it takes to land highly sought after purchasing professionals, and what you can do to retain your top performers.
70-80% of product costs are determined in the design phase of a component – learn how to add value during this phase of the product life-cycle.
Jeoff Burris explores how should-be costing can be utilized to increase value from the supply chain.
Jim Price enlightens us on how to improve efficiency in your purchasing organization to drive bottom line value.
Hear from APD Leaders on the top 10 things any purchasing organization should be doing to prepare for successful savings in 2017.
Jeoff Burris explains the three types of metrics and how to translate into bottom line value for purchasing organizations.
Jeoff Burris explains how industry leaders are using collaboration to improve results and alignment.
Hear from APD Leaders about improving alignment with your C-Level team and the associated impact.
Jeoff Burris, Principal and Founder of APD provides some unique insights into the expectations – and gaps – company executives have for their purchasing organizations.
APD Leaders review the top fears of Purchasing for 2016 that were found in a survey of over 50 purchasing leaders and follow-up interviews.
APD leaders have reviewed five fundamentals for achieving cost savings in 2016.
Hear what is and isn’t working when it comes to purchasing and cost reduction programs.
Mike Wynn, Senior Director of APD joins Jeoff Burris to discuss ways to improve negotiations within your organization.
Understand tooling capacity related best practices in this webinar provided by APD and Harbour Results.
Understand the few fundamental skills and processes that a team must have to move to Strategic Sourcing.
Join APD and Ward’s Automotive to gather insights on market disruption and its impact on the automotive industry.
Patience Hitchcock explains reasons that resumes float to the top or sink to the bottom.
Jim Price joins Patience Hitchcock to explore ways to obtain top purchasing talent.
Guest Jon Gabrielsen, President and CEO of JT Gabrielsen Consulting, joins Jeoff Burris to discuss risks and rewards from cross country purchasing.
Learn five simple things that purchasing organizations can do to leverage forecasts.
The Purchasing Authority’s Vice President of Cost Engineering, Robert Maks, will demonstrate how “should-be” cost models streamline metallic commodity sourcing and purchasing.
In this webinar, we review the critical steps that need to be taken in a robust strategic sourcing process and key elements for completing them.