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APICS Strategic Sourcing Seminar, in partnership with the APICS San Diego Chapter

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. PST
San Diego, California, USA

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APICS, in partnership with the APICS San Diego chapter, is pleased to offer the APICS Strategic Sourcing Seminar. This seminar will help participants navigate the complex landscape of international business. Companies and organizations need skilled operations and supply chain management professionals to keep their businesses favorably positioned in today's intensely competitive global marketplace. The workshop provides a comprehensive study of the critical tasks and challenges associated with sourcing and procurement. David Jankowski, an APICS Master Instructor and leading supply chain consultant, will lead attendees through strategic sourcing strategies and best practices. 

Speaker:    David T. Jankowski, CFPIM, CSCP
DT Jankowski and Associates

Member price: $399
Nonmember price: $499

Workshop topics

  1. defining the strategic global sourcing task
  2. finding procurement’s way through all the confusion
  3. choosing the right partners
  4. building the relationship
  5. strengthening internal knowledge
  6. addressing the cultural issues
  7. preparing for contingencies
  8. staying competitive
  9. communicating customer value
  10. solving the logistics puzzle
  11. understanding the total commitment
  12. strategic sourcing checklist

A company will be able to better assess how it currently stands and where it needs to develop in order to assure a successful working relationship with all the players that make up its global supply chain.

Where applicable, valuable resource links that can be used to research current affairs and best practices will be provided and demonstrated.  Case studies on company experiences within the current global sourcing environment will also be presented.

About the presenter

David T. Jankowski, CFPIM, CSCP, is a supply chain management professional with a commitment to lifelong professional education. His experience emphasizes successful implementation of enterprise resources planning and enhanced commercial best practices in a variety of business organizations, with proven skills in technical systems analysis and design. Jankowski is an accomplished public speaker and college-level educator on the APICS body of knowledge. A past APICS region vice president, he also is president of the APICS Schuylkill Valley Chapter and vice president of administration for the APICS Mid-Atlantic District.  

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