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Using Should-Be Costs Models in Price Negotiations

A fast-paced webinar for purchasing professionals who negotiate with suppliers to achieve the best pricing possible. Learn best practices for analyzing supplier quotes against should-be cost models, understanding supplier cost structures and steps for successful price negotiations.


Software that Enables Better Decisions

Check out this review of APD’s ProcureForce, software that helps purchasing make better decisions and get better results. You’ll see how ProcureForce can easily send e-RFQs to suppliers, evaluate supplier quotes and quickly respond to sales with a buyer estimate.


What to Do if Your Purchasing Practices Are Not Providing Should-be Costs

Learn how to deal with customers pushing sales people for fast and accurate quotes for new programs and potential design changes.  These compressed time windows do not provide adequate time for purchasing to obtain quotes from suppliers.


ProcureForce Deep Dive

ProcureForce is APD’s technology platform that provides buyers with a direct look into supplier cost structures, enabling organizations to build and apply should-be cost models to achieve unparalleled savings. Learn how the RFQ process is much more efficient with built-in E-Sourcing functionality, and buyers have the analytics at their fingertips to collaborate with suppliers to optimize costs, both on existing products and new programs.


Implementing Should-Be Costing

Increasing value from the supply chain can be achieved through should-be costing and a collaborative approach to cost management. In this webinar we show key collaborative cost processes and how they are supported and optimized by APD’s ProcureForce software.


Adding Value on New Programs

58% of the CEO’s we surveyed questioned the value their purchasing organizations drop to the bottom line. An often cited statistic is that 70-80% of a products cost structure is determined during the time it is being developed.