Busy Purchasing Professionals Demand That
Training Be Made More Convenient:
Spending On Online Purchasing Training
To Triple In Next Year
PurchTips - Edition # 3 August 13, 2002
By Charles Dominick
Purchasing Leaders Survey
Approximately 250 purchasing leaders were invited to participate in a survey covering purchasing skills and skill development. The survey overwhelmingly illustrated a problem facing the purchasing profession today:
Purchasing professionals are too busy to leave
the office to attend training on a regular basis.
This premise was supported by the following survey results:
- The most important factor when considering a purchasing training opportunity is convenience of time/location.
- The biggest frustration with trying to locate purchasing training is inconvenient times and locations.
- The most commonly encountered problem when attending purchasing training is the inconvenience of being away from the office.
Online Training To Triple
With convenience being a prevalent theme among the survey responses, it is not a surprise that the average company will increase its spending on online purchasing training to $2,310 this year from $840 last year. Online classes allow students to receive their training via the Internet. Students can participate in this training at the time and place most convenient for their schedules: during lunch hours, the least busy time of the work day, evenings, weekends, from the office, at home, on the road, etc.
Spotlight On Professional Development Opportunities
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You will learn how to protect your organization from the effects of suppliers' failure to perform, plus…
- How to choose the most appropriate agreement form
- How to develop language for dispute resolution
- How to write key commercial provisions
- How to write key technical provisions
- How to write key legal provisions, and much more
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