On-Site Procurement Seminars for Teams

Bring these procurement seminars directly to your office

This page will introduce you to several results-improving on-site procurement seminars that Next Level Purchasing can bring to your location.

Please note: These are not public seminars. If you are an individual seeking training for just yourself, please visit our page of online purchasing courses that will enable you to begin your learning whenever you wish. Or consider attending the 2013 NLPA Procurement Conference.

If you are a team leader and want to bring Next Level Purchasing's world-class training to your facility for a group, please identify the below-listed seminar(s) you are interested in and contact us at 1-412-294-1991 or busdev@nextlevelpurchasing.com for a quote.

The seminars on this page are divided into five categories:

PROCUREMENT CONFERENCES
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Please note- the NLPA Conference is not available as an on-site option, but is a live training event.

The 2013 NLPA Conference
Venue: Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Dates: September 12-13, 2013


The 2013 NLPA Conference is guaranteed to be an event your procurement department can't afford to miss. This conference will be packed with educational and networking opportunities designed to help your team increase their contributions to your organization's success while propelling their procurement career forward. There will be 12 educational workshops plus three keynote speeches that will be nothing short of amazing. Earn up to 15 Continuing Education Hours by attending the 2013 NLPA Conference.

Download a brochure here.


PROCUREMENT SEMINARS
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Building A Rock Solid Foundation With Strong Procurement Skills
  • Seminar Length: 1/2 day or full day
  • Seminar Description: This seminar is designed to provide basic principles and concepts of purchasing practices to those new to the profession. These principles include preparing comprehensive Requests For Proposals, evaluating supplier proposals, win-win negotiation, and more!
  • Online Course Alternative: Mastering Purchasing Fundamentals
Buying From Beyond The Borders: International Procurement & Contracting
  • Seminar Length: 1 day, 1/2 day, 2 hour or 1 hour
  • Seminar Description: This seminar is designed to review the critical principles and processes for successful sourcing/contracting in a global environment.
  • Online Course Alternative: Basics of Smart International Procurement
Commercial Acquisition in the Federal Contracting Environment
  • Seminar Length: 1 day, 1/2 day, 2 hour or 1 hour
  • Seminar Description: This seminar is designed to review FAR principles related to acquisition of commercial items, with emphasis on FAR Part 12 principles.
Procurement Best Practices: Techniques For Procurement Transformation
  • Seminar Length: 1 day or 1/2 day
  • Seminar Description: This seminar is designed to explore the practices generally viewed as leading to World-Class performance in supply management so that participants can determine where they are and begin immediate implementation of the steps needed to create maximum total value for their organizations.
  • Online Course Alternative: 14 Purchasing Best Practices
Procurement KPI's For Maximum Cost Savings
  • Seminar Length: 1-1/2 hours
  • Seminar Description: Every procurement department that is at least somewhat reasonably managed wants to increase its cost savings. Yours probably does, too. But how are you going to increase your cost savings? Negotiating better? Sure, better negotiation can help. But will better negotiation alone maximize your cost savings? Probably not. To truly maximize cost savings, you don't have to do just one thing well. You have to do many things well. And if you're not measuring how well you do those things, there is a high probability that you are far from reaching your cost savings potential. There are a set of key performance indicators (KPI's) that can help a procurement department focus on the several aspects of performance that have the greatest impact on the amount of cost savings achievable. In this seminar, you will learn what these aspects are and how to measure them so that you can truly maximize the cost savings that your procurement department achieves. You will also learn about "The Procurement FunnelTM" – a groundbreaking model for leading procurement to improved results.
  • Online Course Alternative: Procurement KPI's & Business Acumen Series
Procurement's Role In Protecting Intellectual Property
  • Seminar Length: 2 hour or 1 hour
  • Seminar Description: This seminar is designed to review forms of Intellectual Property and what organizations must do to adequately protect this often intangible asset which provides the competitive edge to their organization.
Tackling the Ethical Challenges in Procurement
  • Seminar Length: 1/2 day
  • Seminar Description: This seminar is designed to provide the principles and standards that the procurement and supply management profession considers just, appropriate, and correct. It is intended to provide insight for handling difficult routine issues in ways that have a positive long-term effect.
  • Online Course Alternative: 15 Rules For Ethical Supplier Interaction
The Finance For Procurement Crash Course
  • Seminar Length: 1 hour
  • Seminar Description: This seminar is designed to provide a procurement team with a fast-paced introduction to financial principles and why they are important for procurement success. It covers basic financial statement reading, measuring procurement performance, and evaluating supplier financial health.
  • Online Course Alternative: Finance For Strategic Procurement, Part I and Finance For Strategic Procurement, Part II
The Procurement Ethics Crash Course
  • Seminar Length: 1 hour
  • Seminar Description: This seminar is designed to introduce procurement and non-procurement professionals alike to several types of obvious and not so obvious ethical challenges that arise when interacting with suppliers. Clear ethical guidelines are provided to enable attendees to have a long, successful career, free from accusations of poor integrity.
  • Online Course Alternative: 15 Rules For Ethical Supplier Interaction
The Procurement Game Plan – Live!
  • Seminar Length: 2 days, 1 day, or 1/2 day
  • Seminar Description: This seminar is a live adaptation of the exciting, groundbreaking book "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals." It is designed to cover all the bases of having a world-class, structured approach to critical procurement activities, including sourcing, negotiation, cost savings reporting, and more!
Winning The Backdoor Selling Battle
  • Seminar Length: 1/2 day
  • Seminar Description: This seminar is designed to explain how to identify back door selling questions, why the salesperson is asking them, and, most importantly, how any who comes in contact with suppliers should respond in order to protect the organization's negotiation position.

NEGOTIATION SEMINARS
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Bargaining & Beyond: Top-Notch Negotiation & Contract Management
  • Seminar Length: 1 day or 1/2 day
  • Seminar Description: This seminar is designed to provide strong competencies in the methods and strategies that result in successful negotiations and contract management including common negotiation tactics, how to negotiate with single/sole source suppliers, and more!
  • Online Course Alternative: Powerful Negotiation For Successful Buying
Negotiation For Executives: Becoming The Bargaining Secret Weapon
  • Seminar Length: 1-1/2 day or 1 day
  • Seminar Description: This seminar is designed to provide the art and science of building winning negotiation strategies for top management. It covers appropriate planning, distributive and integrative negotiations, creative problem solving, multi-party negotiations, and more.
  • Online Course Alternative: Powerful Negotiation For Successful Buying
Procurement Contract Negotiations: From Bid To Signature
  • Seminar Length: 1 day, 1/2 day, 2 hour or 1 hour
  • Seminar Description: This seminar is designed to discuss the critical strategies and tactics for negotiating simple to complex contracts; includes actual exercise(s) to enable participant practice of some of the more important negotiating principles.

CONTRACTS SEMINARS
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Contract Law For Procurement Professionals: Terms and Conditions & More
  • Seminar Length: 1 day, 1/2 day, 2 hour or 1 hour
  • Seminar Description: This seminar is designed to review basic legal principles which apply to the contemporary procurement and contracting environment, with a focus on the practical application of those principles by the procurement professional.
  • Online Course Alternative: Supply Management Contract Writing
Differences & Distinctions When Contracting For Services
  • Seminar Length: 1/2 day, 2 hour or 1 hour
  • Seminar Description: This seminar is designed to review the critical distinctions between commodity and services contracts, and discuss how to construct the optimal services contract.
Procurement Contract Writing & Management: Making Deals Official & Enforceable
  • Seminar Length: 1 day or 1/2 day
  • Seminar Description: This seminar is designed to analyze the critical contract writing process, including terms and conditions, statements of work/specifications, and contract amendments. This seminar also reviews the critical contract management process.
  • Online Course Alternative: Supply Management Contract Writing

STRATEGIC SOURCING & SUPPLY CHAIN SEMINARS
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How To Implement A Stellar Strategic Sourcing Process
  • Seminar Length: 2 day or 1 day
  • Seminar Description: This seminar is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the strategic sourcing process, including performing market research, evaluating suppliers and applying total cost of ownership principles.
  • Online Course Alternative: Savings Strategy Development
Inventory Management By The Numbers
  • Seminar Length: 1 hour
  • Seminar Description: This seminar is designed to help supply chain teams achieve the right balance in inventory levels. It teaches the strategies behind several inventory management formulas such as those related to safety stock, reorder point, and order quantity. In addition, it describes some situations where traditional formulas just aren't practical and how you may need to modify them for use in your particular situation.
Leadership When The Targets Are Moving & The Times Are Trying
  • Seminar Length: 2 hour or 1 hour
  • Seminar Description: This seminar is designed to review critical principles for leadership in the currently challenging environment, recognizing the every employee must play either a formal or informal leadership role in the organization.
Select & Protect: Using Strategic Sourcing & Supply Risk Management For Success
  • Seminar Length: 1 day, 1/2 day, 2 hour or 1 hour
  • Seminar Description: This seminar is designed to comprehensively review the principles and detailed methodology for center-led strategic sourcing and to review the process and tools utilized in supply chain risk identification and mitigation.
  • Online Course Alternative: Savings Strategy Development and 14 Purchasing Best Practices