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Category Management and Strategic Sourcing

Date:   Feb 17, 2024 - Mar 09, 2024
Time:   10:00 AM
Location:  

Virtual 


SK


CATEGORY MANAGEMENT and STRATEGIC SOURCING

DATE: 

Saturdays (4)

February 17th & 24th and

March 2nd & 9th, 2024

TIME: 

10:00 AM - 1:30 PM SK Time

CPD:

10 Credits

LOCATION:

Virtual via Zoom

PRICE:

$725 +GST Members

$795 +GST Non-Members

PRE-REQUISITE

None. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

SCM Professionals who want to learn the principles, processes, and people skills required for a successful category management team that does world-class strategic sourcing.

OVERVIEW

Supply Chain Management is evolving. Internal and external pressures to reduce lead time, speed up purchase order processing, cut costs, reduce supply risks, and seek longer and more progressive supplier relationships shape the way we work and indeed, hint at the future of SCM. To meet these demands, the traditional purchasing mentality tends to focus externally – find suppliers that can meet our terms and replace those that can’t; hire employees with decades of experience in negotiation in hopes that they can get better deals. Modern SCM thinking, however, focuses internally – dedicate as much if not more effort on controlling internal drivers and facilitating an organizational transformation that approaches the market intelligently to get more with less.

A large part of the transformation is the move to Category Management and Strategic Sourcing. Seize the opportunity to bring more value to your organization than ever before.

MAIN TOPICS

Category Management

  • Categorizing Expenditures
  • Skills for Category Management
  • Supply Planning and Market Intelligence
  • Contract and Supplier Relationship Management
  • Performance Measurement
  • Category Management Tools

Strategic Sourcing

  • The Supply Position Document
  • The Seven Steps of Strategic Sourcing
  • Working with Stakeholders
  • Negotiation Preparation
  • Negotiation Levers
  • Value Creation Standards
  • Strategic Sourcing Tools
KEY OUTCOMES
  • Gain the knowledge to set up, sustain, and category management management
    • Identify and develop the right people skills for a world-class category  team
    • Execute structured and proven strategic sourcing processes
    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

    Ian Gonzalez

    IAN GONZALEZ

    Ian Gonzalez is a professional from two worlds: data and supply chain management. For 9 years, he’s taught analytics and supply chain courses for the institution, making him the longest-running PD instructor at SCC. Drawing from his 19 years of experience in oil & gas, aviation, and consulting, Ian has inspired hundreds from all over Canada to embrace data and use it to move the supply chain profession forward. Whether it’s in corporate or in the academe, teaching and upskilling has always been his passion.


    REFUND POLICY

    Registrants will receive a full refund for courses cancelled by Supply Chain Canada, Saskatchewan Institute.

    Registrants who have received written acceptance into a course and provided written notice to Supply Chain Canada, Saskatchewan Institute of their withdrawal from the course 14 days prior to the first day of class, will be provided with a full refund. After 14 days, refunds will not be granted.

    If you would like to withdraw from a course please send an e-mail to info.sk@supplychaincanada.com. You are required to inform the Saskatchewan Institute of your intent as soon as possible. Clearly state your intention to withdraw and provide authorization for us to proceed.

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