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August 2020

Preparing Takeover Business

August 4, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020

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, 2020 @ 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, 2020

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, 2020 @ 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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December 2020

APD Cost Management Certification Program

December 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Early Bird Pricing for Registrations on or before November 13, 2020 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.…

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February 2021

APD Cost Management Certification Program

February 2 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Early Bird Pricing for Registrations on or before January 5th, 2021 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.…

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March 2021

APD Cost Management Certification Program

March 10 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Early Bird Pricing for Registrations on or before February 19th, 2021 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…

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April 2021

APD Cost Management Certification Program

April 6 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Early Bird Pricing for Registrations on or before March 19th, 2021 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.…

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