Buyers play a pivotal role in the financial success or failure of your organization. Since purchasing activities can account for as much as 80% of your organization?s total budget, your purchasing decisions directly influence the company's profit margin.
This intensive, hands-on seminar will arm you with the skills you need to influence that profit or gross revenue margin in a positive manner. You must have savvy negotiating techniques; a clear, concise method of keeping good records; forms that are succinct and functional; a working knowledge of the legal ramifications that could land your organization in court; and more.
The more skillful your purchasing people, the better your organization?s chances are for turning a profit.
Newly appointed as well as experienced buyers can learn these important skills in this Fundamental of Purchasing seminar, making them some of your organization?s most valuable assets. This fast-paced, two-day seminar is packed with useful information, from the basics of purchasing to the finest points of shaving costs.
Tom Tanel has an international reputation in purchasing management, inbound transportation, supply management, negotiations, and warehousing. With more than 30 years of experience, he offers a practical perspective in purchasing and supply as a result of his progressive management, staff and consulting positions.
The President and CEO of CATTAN Services Group, Inc a logistic and supply chain management consulting and training firm , Tom is Certified in Transportation and Logistics and is a Certified Cost Analyst. Having been designated as a Lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager by the Institute of Supply Management and he serves as Vice Chair for their Logistics and Transportation Group. He has served as a member of both the American Purchasing Society's Executive and Education Committee and been named in the International Supply Chain Management Who's Who,Who's Who in the East, and Who's Who in Finance and Industry.
Tom is a seasoned, global veteran with experience spanning the United States, Australia, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean Basin, Europe, Middle East, South America, and the Far East. Tom Tanel has conducted over 700 lectures and seminars for colleges and universities, NAPM/ISM affiliates, professional associations and societies, and in-company clients, as well as a sought out speaker.