Your CEO wants to know: "Are you executing a cost savings strategy or are you just 'winging it'?"
Could you respond by producing a top-notch written strategy? If not, our highly personal and interactive online class
"Savings Strategy Development" can help you.
You will learn a systematic method of establishing a cost savings strategy in your organization.
Your plan will be comprehensive, covering everything from analyzing your spend to strategic sourcing to continually improving cost
savings processes. You'll also understand many nuances of how to write an RFP within the context of a step-by-step sourcing process.
You will learn how to identify sourcing and savings opportunities by analyzing your spend, plus...
How to define several types of savings and avoidances
How to create or improve a commodity classification system that optimally supports sourcing and savings initiatives
How to find and take advantage of easy cost savings opportunities
How to achieve cost savings by leveraging existing supplier relationships
How to negotiate savings without straining a supplier relationship
How to diligently manage costs by utilizing the Producers Price Index and developing your own Supplier Price Index
How to get everyone to apply the same, proven approach to cost savings by implementing
The Ten Phase Approach To World-Class Sourcing
How to track the progress of your sourcing strategy
How to determine a methodology and strategy when writing an RFP
How to write an RFP that is aligned with the final contract
How to write an RFP that achieves the perfect balance of standardization and customization
How to write an RFP that is aligned with evaluation scorecards
How to write an RFP that ensures equitable ("apples-to-apples") supplier comparisons
How to write an RFP with an optimized supplier response format
How to report cost savings in a way that will be embraced by executive management
A great thing about this online class is that you are GUARANTEED
to be able to apply what you learn to your work. That's right - your
online learning experience is 100% risk-free. If you are not satisfied for any reason whatsoever,
let us know within seven days of signing up and you will get a hassle-free refund.
But you'll undoubtedly be delighted, just like this purchasing professional:
"This is the course I would highly recommend to everyone whose responsibilities include spending his/her organization's money whether in private or public sector. This course shows you how to achieve cost savings by becoming a world class strategist. I have definitely gained recognition within my institution after I have started to apply the techniques learned from this course"
John Habonimana, SPSM
Here's how this online class works. Within 24 hours of signing up, you will receive
an email containing a user name, a password, and instructions. After receiving this email, you will be able to
begin the class immediately!
That's right you start the course when YOU want to, not when a schedule demands
that you start. You don't have to wait to start transforming yourself into a world-class purchasing professional.
You will log into the online classroom through NextLevelPurchasing.com and will be able to access the eight lessons
of the class for 60 days. (NOTE: Enrollees in the SPSM Certification Program get access for 2 years.)
You can complete the eight lessons of the course whenever you want to, as quickly or deliberately
as you would like. There is no specific time that you have to be online. Each lesson takes approximately
30 to 60 minutes to complete. You can stop after doing each lesson or take multiple (or even all) lessons at one time.
So for any given time that you choose to log in to the online classroom, you might spend just 30 minutes online
(to take just one lesson)or up to eight hours online (if you want to complete the entire class in one sitting).
It is all up to you! By participating in these lessons, you will:
Read powerful, practical, and easy-to-understand class material
Engage in exciting hands-on, interactive, Web-based exercises
Listen to optional audio clips of the material
Watch optional video summaries of each lesson
Take quizzes that provide you with immediate feedback
Play a fun mid-term game to reinforce your learning
Ask questions of our instructor and get personal responses quickly
By enrolling in this class, you will be on your way to earning your SPSM®
Certification. Savings Strategy Development satisfies a portion of the requirements towards
earning the SPSM® Certification.
When you complete this purchasing training class, you will receive a
Certificate of Completion which awards you with 7 Continuing Education Hours*!
purchasing certificate is sent to you by postal mail and is suitable for framing. Here's what our certificates look like:
By completing this course you will also gain access to the Lifetime Purchasing Skills
Retention Package, free of charge. The Lifetime Purchasing Skills Retention Package is designed
to support a lifetime return of your training investment through skills-sharpening material and services
that are absolutely free. This service is available for every full-length course you complete and includes:
Monthly retention emails which focus on important course learning objectives
Access to a Quick Reference Guide which allows you to review key points on demand
Invitations to quarterly review webinars
And if you sign up for this purchasing training class on or before April 30, 2014,
you will get all of these bonuses:
FREE printer-friendly, PDF version of the class material!
*Participants who successfully complete this program
will receive the specified number of hours of continuing education. They may be applied
toward Next Level Purchasing's SPSM Certification
program requirements as well as ISM C.P.M. recertification and/or A.P.P. reaccreditation program
requirements. ISM's consent to provide a program number for this educational event is not an endorsement
of this program or its content by ISM.
** Amazon.com is not a sponsor of this promotion. Amazon, Amazon.com, and the Amazon.com logo are
registered trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Amazon.com gift cards are issued by
ACI Gift Cards, Inc. Restrictions apply to Amazon.com gift cards. Gift cards are redeemable only for
purchases of eligible products on www.amazon.com and may not be redeemed for cash, unless prohibited
by law. See www.amazon.com/gc-legal for complete terms and conditions. Next Level Purchasing will
send your Amazon.com gift card by email approximately 8-12 days after you enroll.