WCTC Workshop: "Sourcing Best Practices"

Course Title Sourcing Best Practices
Date(s) May 7, 2015
Time 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Location Harry V. Quadracci Center, Q Building
Cost $129
Moving from being a buyer of specific supplies or materials toward becoming a Strategic Sourcing partner requires broadening the way any organization views sourcing.  To be effective in purchasing or procurement processes, qualifying suppliers is a critical step to ensuring that quality supplies and materials will be used in the organization.  Each time a company is faced with making a critical purchase, one of the first thoughts should be about involvement – who needs to be involved with qualifying suppliers? 
  • Identify approaches used to select and qualify suppliers.
  • Prepare for a contract negotiation with a supplier by studying the steps in the process.
  • Discuss the advantages and challenges with implementing a Supplier Relations Management (SRM) strategy.
  • Understand the valuable role strategic alliances play in your organization’s supply chain.
  • Identify best practices used to measure supplier performance.

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APICS IWW Workshop

APICS is hosting an item writing workshop to be held at the APICS Headquarters, on July 10 - 11, 2015 at 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago, IL. The workshop will be held from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. both days. The workshops are a vital source of items for the certification examinations and provide the volunteers with an opportunity for professional growth. APICS is looking for at least 42 volunteer item writers for the workshop.

Time is of the essence because the cutoff for registering is June 12, 2015.

The item writing workshop is a two day event and is facilitated by one or more representatives of the certification committee.Attendance for both days is required. The first morning of the event will focus on the item development and validation procedures and item writing guidelines. Time will also be spent reviewing and evaluating a few sample items. The volunteers will write and critique items. It is
required that item writers bring a laptop computer as the item writing activity will be done using an online item writing tool.Representatives of the CPIM and CSCP examination subcommittees will be there to help the item writing volunteers.

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Free Presentation & Tour Event

What: Supply Chain, Sustainability and Success presentation

Who: Business community, sustainability professionals and anyone interested in a more sustainable future

When: Thursday, April 30th, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. followed by an optional 30 minute tour of the Sussex plant,  LEED Certified Silver

Where: Quad Graphics Sussex campus, Building 9

Consumers care passionately about the environmental, economic and social impact of products, services and the companies who produce them. What does this mean for the way you run your business, the way your products and services are produced, and for your own supply chain? APICS Milwaukee, in collaboration with Quad/Graphics, is pleased to present a two hour workshop exploring the growing relationship between sustainability, B2C, B2B, supply chain and success, with a discussion about what it means for businesses like yours. 

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