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July 2019

Operationalizing Optimal Cost Validation

July 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar

Most purchasing organizations lack the time and tools required to aggregate, analyze and validate optimal costs in supplier quotes...until now. APD is announcing a new breakthrough method to provide organizations with immediate comparison of supplier quotes to Industry Cost Models and our Open Book Cost Models (a buildup of 15 years of shop floor know how).

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Resins- Top Tips to Achieve Optimal Costs

July 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar

With resins the prices you pay may or may not be linked to the actual costs of production.  Why do some resin prices follow economic movement and some solely base upon supply and demand in the marketplace?  What are the current resin pricing and cost trends and what should buyers of resins and plastic components be doing to achieve the best pricing results?  Join us for the educational podcast.

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Tooling- Top Tips to Achieve Optimal Costs

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar

Learn about the top methods that will move your company towards those optimal prices your company has been longing for. Participants will gain knowledge about tooling cost breakdowns and acquire the skills to successfully negotiate direct materials pricing with tooling suppliers. 

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August 2019

How to Buy with Confidence Using Cost Validation

August 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar

Most purchasing organizations lack the time and tools required to aggregate, analyze and validate optimal costs in supplier quotes...until now. APD is announcing a new breakthrough method to provide organizations with immediate comparison of supplier quotes to Industry Cost Models and our Open Book Cost Models (a buildup of 15 years of shop floor know how).

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Moving to Optimal Stampings Cost Using Linear Models

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar

Linear models provide a fast and easy way for buyers to find savings opportunities, estimate pricing and validate supplier pricing and process metrics like cycle time and press size.  In this educational podcast we will show how stampings buyers can develop models and how to use them to move to optimal costs.   Podcast attendees will receive our excel-based step by step guide to assist them on their optimal cost journey.

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Building and Negotiating with Cost Breakdowns

August 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Indiana

Purpose: Provide the knowledge required to develop, analyze and negotiate with supplier detailed cost breakdown quotations.     Scope: This course is intended for purchasing teams that want to increase their cost knowledge while effectively negotiating pricing with suppliers.  It includes tools for analyzing detailed cost breakdowns from supplier quotes as well as questioning techniques to gain additional cost knowledge from suppliers.     Audience: Buyers, commodity managers, and purchasing managers  Objectives: After attending this course, attendees will be able to:  Understand the benefits of cost transparency for buyers and suppliers   Know shop floor accounting methods that suppliers use to…

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How to Buy with Confidence Using Cost Validation

August 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar

Most purchasing organizations lack the time and tools required to aggregate, analyze and validate optimal costs in supplier quotes...until now. APD is announcing a new breakthrough method to provide organizations with immediate comparison of supplier quotes to Industry Cost Models and our Open Book Cost Models (a buildup of 15 years of shop floor know how).

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Moving to Optimal Die Casting Cost Using Linear Models

August 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar

Linear models provide a fast and easy way for buyers to find savings opportunities, estimate pricing and validate supplier pricing and process metrics like cycle time and press size.  In this educational podcast we will show how die casting buyers can develop models and how to use them to move to optimal costs.   Podcast attendees will receive our excel-based step by step guide to assist them on their optimal cost journey.

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How to Buy with Confidence Using Cost Validation

August 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar

Most purchasing organizations lack the time and tools required to aggregate, analyze and validate optimal costs in supplier quotes...until now. APD is announcing a new breakthrough method to provide organizations with immediate comparison of supplier quotes to Industry Cost Models and our Open Book Cost Models (a buildup of 15 years of shop floor know how).

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How to Buy with Confidence Using Cost Validation

August 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar

Most purchasing organizations lack the time and tools required to aggregate, analyze and validate optimal costs in supplier quotes...until now. APD is announcing a new breakthrough method to provide organizations with immediate comparison of supplier quotes to Industry Cost Models and our Open Book Cost Models (a buildup of 15 years of shop floor know how).

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