Purchasing Best Practices: 80 Hours of Training Per Employee/Year

PurchTips edition #12


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Is Your Company Following The Example Set By Industry Leaders?

In "The Purchasing Machine," perhaps the most widely discussed purchasing book of recent years, authors Dave Nelson, Patricia E. Moody, and Jonathan Stegner share the purchasing best practices of several world-class companies. Having these best practices within their purchasing departments is considered a significant reason for the successes of these companies.

One of the best practices mentioned in the book is having a robust purchasing training program. In fact, the authors indicate that these industry leaders require each member of their purchasing staffs to attend at least 80 hours of training per year.

Wow! 80 hours of training! That is probably more training than your company authorizes for you. In addition, you're probably thinking, "How does any work get done if everyone is out of the office for training?"

While you may never actually engage in 80 hours of training in any given year, it probably couldn't hurt your career development and security to get in a few more hours of training. Online classes make it easy to fit training into your busy schedule. You can take Next Level Purchasing, Inc.'s online purchasing classes at the time and place most convenient for your schedule – even if you're too busy to leave the office for training!

Do You Want a More Rewarding Procurement Career?

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