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4 - 15 October 2021

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Purchasing systems, ONLINE TRAINING (4 - 15 October 2021)

Purchasing spends the company’s money to maintain their balance sheet value in inventory.  Many companies spend hundreds and thousands of millions of dollars or Euros and they want to make sure that they are receiving the best value for the money spent.  Purchasing was once viewed as the order placers.  They were not involved in the planning or design of products.  They had very little input into what should be purchased or, in many cases, from whom.


That is changing. Purchasing now works with Finance to create the appropriate terms for the business and to insure the timeliness of receipts and payments.  They work with Quality to certify vendors and set the standards for “Dock to Stock” programs.  They work with IT to handle most of their transactions electronically including EDI and kanbans.  They work with Operations to ensure that the plan is communicated to the vendors.  They manage a large part of the upstream Supply Chain.


In this One-day seminar we will study how Purchasing gets all of that done with less people than they used to have and less time than they were allowed in years past.  Purchasing has a pivotal role in today’s business in that they can create a competitive advantage ahead of Operations or then can make it impossible for the rest of the organization to be successful.


Dates, format and schedule:

Four (4) sessions (8 hours):

On 4, 6, 11 & 13 October 2021 – 2-hour sessions from 16:00-18:00 EET (GMT+3) and 15:00-17:00 CET (GMT+2).

Method of Delivery: Virtual Classroom. During the sessions, you will see the instructor share his screen and show the course presentation while he talks. You will be able to ask questions, solve cases, and interact with the other people. You need to have a good Internet connection and a microphone.

Platform: Zoom

Working language: English

Certificate: Symix APICS Premier Channel Partner issues a certificate for successful completion on the training

Type of training: Non-certification: attendees to not take an exam to become APICS-certified

Instructor: The instructor is an APICS “Master instructor”


Main topics

  • EDI
  • Vendor Certification Programs
  • Financial Impacts of Contracts
  • Negotiating for lower inventories and faster replenishment cycles
  • Creating Win-Win opportunities with your vendors


Who should attend:

  • Managers who want to have less inventory and better service levels
  • Purchasing Managers and Buyers who are responsible for buying value
  • Operations managers who need to understand how Purchasing should work


Benefits from attending this course:

  • Strategies to move your company in the right direction
  • Understanding how supply time and costs can be reduced
  • Clearer understanding of the integration required in today’s business
  • You will be able to make improvements at once


Course price:      

  • Save 10 Euro with Early bird registration, paid until 09/13/2021 - 150 Euro +VAT
  • Regular registration – 160 Euro +VAT after 09/13/2021. Registration and payment deadline - 09/29/2021
  • Register 4 people from your company simultaneously and pay only for 3!

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4 - 15 October 2021

Online, Online

Instructor Profile

Chester H. Frame

Chester H. Frame, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CLTD, CPSM is an educator, trainer, seminar instructor and management consultant with experience in implementations and customer support for customers around the world. Chet is the founder and head of Border Business Consultants, a bilingual, international consulting and training firm focused on improving efficiency in materials, production management and processes through Lean, Six Sigma, and Kaizen.


ASCM (APICS) is the world's leading association for supply chain management, providing education and certification programs.

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