Mastering Purchasing Fundamentals - If you are new to procurement, are you ready for the many challenges you'll face in the months ahead? Our online procurement training course "Mastering Purchasing Fundamentals" walks you through the procurement process step-by-step. Counts towards the SPSM Certification.
Microsoft Excel For Purchasing Professionals - Are you failing to take advantage of Microsoft Excel's powerful techniques for procurement? Our online procurement training course "Microsoft Excel For Purchasing Professionals" will enable you to perform sophisticated procurement analyses through exercises that are based entirely on the situations that you face in your procurement work. Counts towards the SPSM Certification.
Supply Management Contract Writing - Are you putting your organization at significant risk by not having a good contract in place? Our online procurement training course "Supply Management Contract Writing" will help you reduce your procurement risks. Counts towards the SPSM Certification.
Powerful Negotiation For Successful Buying - Could not knowing the newest and best negotiation techniques be preventing you from saving a lot more money on your purchases? Our online procurement training course "Powerful Negotiation For Successful Buying" will give you the prowess of an expert negotiator. Counts towards the SPSM Certification.
14 Purchasing Best Practices - Wouldn't it be great if you could implement the procurement programs that are used by the world's top corporations? Through the use of step-by-step instructions, examples, exercises, and our 39-page Sample, Tool, and Template Pack, our online procurement training course "14 Purchasing Best Practices" makes it realistic for you to quickly and significantly improve your performance and the performance of your procurement department. Counts towards the SPSM Certification.
Savings Strategy Development - Your CEO wants to know: "Are you executing a cost savings strategy or are you just 'winging it'?" If you can't respond by producing a top-notch written strategy, our online procurement training course "Savings Strategy Development" can help you. Counts towards the SPSM Certification.
Expert Purchasing Management - Are you a purchasing manager who worries about balancing the many demands of your leadership role? Our online procurement training course "Expert Purchasing Management" will teach you everything you need to know to lead your procurement department to new levels of success! Counts towards the SPSM2 Certification or SPSM recertification.
Professional Purchasing Project Management - Do your purchasing projects suffer from delays, unpleasant surprises, and a lack of true organization? Do you wish you could build a professional project plan and then actually adhere to the plan, delighting your management? Well, you can! Being able to consistently lead purchasing projects to successful conclusions involves learning and applying proven project management principles. Our highly personal and interactive online class "Professional Purchasing Project Management" will teach you everything you need to learn to successfully manage modern purchasing projects. Counts towards the SPSM2 Certification or SPSM recertification.
Basics of Smart International Procurement - Are you responsible for increasing your organization's international procurement and don't know where to begin? International procurement is a challenge. Buying internationally is much more complex than buying domestically. Buying internationally involves having to expand your knowledge of many aspects of procurement that you don't have to worry about when buying domestically. Differences in cultures, laws, communications, currencies, and more have to be understood to support international procurement. Counts towards the SPSM2 Certification or SPSM recertification.
Executing A Global Sourcing Strategy - With all the talk about the global sourcing that many companies are doing, one may think that it is easy, right? That perception could not be further from the truth. Global sourcing may be one of the most complex activities you'll encounter as a purchasing professional. There's no doubt about it global sourcing is a challenge with many opportunities to fail. There are many complex processes that need to be done right. It's not enough to know what those processes are. You need to know how to perform those processes in order to be successful. Counts towards the SPSM2 Certification or SPSM recertification.
Finance For Strategic Procurement, Part I - Do you understand precisely how your procurement work impacts your organization's financial performance? Is a lack of this understanding keeping you from earning the respect you deserve? After all, today's CEO's and CFO's expect procurement professionals to know how their work supports corporate goals and how to communicate in the language of finance. Counts towards the SPSM and SPSM2 recertification.
Finance For Strategic Procurement, Part II - Do you worry that your procurement decisions will be questioned, if not reversed, by senior management? Whether you are selecting a supplier, negotiating payment terms, comparing lease and buy options, or making other typical procurement decisions, there are finance-based approaches that CEO's and CFO's will expect you to be following. If you are unaware of what these principles are, you will have little credibility with management at a minimum or make catastrophic mistakes in the worst-case scenario. Counts towards the SPSM and SPSM2 recertification.
Profitable Inventory Management And Control
Bad inventory decisions can kill an organization's profitability, whittle away at its market share, and generally wreak havoc on the supply chain... Are you guilty of making those bad decisions? If you're basing your inventory decisions on guesses or informally-learned tactics rather than basing them on time-tested best practices, you are probably setting yourself up for failure. But it doesn't take decades of experience or years of training to learn what you need to know to make the inventory decisions that will maximize your organization's success. O"Profitable Inventory Management and Control" will give you the skills you need to use inventory as a strategic weapon for boosting profitability and giving your organization a competitive advantage. You'll become an inventory management and control expert, you'll have fun doing so, and your organization's financial and operational performance will improve as you implement the easy-to-apply best practices taught in this course. Counts towards the SPSM3 Certification or SPSM/SPSM2 recertification.
Improving Quality In The Supply Chain
Many organizations compete on the basis of quality: is your procurement work helping or hurting your organization's ability to succeed? Let's face it: your organization cannot provide a high-quality product or service if it gets substandard quality products or services from your supply chain. And you know who everyone will blame if there is a supplier quality problem? Right the procurement department or maybe even you! Counts towards the SPSM3 Certification or SPSM/SPSM2 recertification.
Negotiation No-No's - Are these 7 little-known negotiating mistakes letting your suppliers laugh all the way to the bank? Our online procurement training Express Course "Negotiation No-No's" will teach you how to avoid the common negotiation mistakes that can cost your organization dearly.
Managing Supplier Performance - Is poor supplier performance driving you crazy? If you have wanted to implement a supplier evaluation program but had difficulty getting started, Managing Supplier Performance is the perfect online procurement training Express Course for you.
Supply Chain Courses - A list of all of our full-length procurement courses including the number of hours per course.
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BPO Training and Certification - Learn how your BPO can have a competitive advantage through SPSM Certification.
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Purchasing Management Certification FAQ - Dozens of common questions about earning the SPSM Certification are answered here.
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Purchasing Seminars - If you are seeking to book a procurement seminar for your association or company, visit this page to see a list of the procurement seminars that we offer to present live.
Procurement Conference - Earn Continuing Education Hours (CEH's) towards SPSM® Recertification by attending these eligible procurement conferences.
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