Busy Purchasing Professionals Demand That Training Be Made More Convenient: Spending On Online Purchasing Training To Triple In Next Year

PurchTips edition #3


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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.

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