Buyer Skill Development – Training that builds buyer skills in areas with direct links to purchasing performance
In the world of procurement, it is critical to keep the skills of your employees sharp in the technical as well as the crucial soft skills in this business.
Our deep experience in best purchasing practices has provided us with tangible insights into training development for manufacturing purchasing. We have correlated our benchmark findings to purchasing performance and used the results to develop a comprehensive, sequenced training approach to move organizations to best state conditions.
Training is provided through open enrollment courses and through customized on-site delivery to your entire team.
Let APD work with you to review your objectives and current skill set of your employees and develop a customized approach to rapidly improve the tools available to your team and their skill sets.
Advanced Purchasing Dynamics and Western Michigan University’s Integrated Supply Chain Management Program have joined forces to develop a focused supply chain management continuing education program. These courses enable the attendees to receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units) which can help fill professional development goals your employees may have.
Click on a course for more information:
- Developing Commodity Strategies
- Strategic Negotiations Training Level I
- Strategic Negotiations Training Level II
- Understanding and Managing Supplier Pricing and Costs
- Building Should Be Cost Models
Training Cases and Testimonials
APD provided MRO procurement leadership for the investor who acquired a $400 mil in sales “Carve-out”. Our comprehensive approach to MRO ensured no supply disruptions during the business transition, achieved $2.0 mil of annualized savings for a 4:1 ROI and helped the client establish a lean MRO procurement activity.