Consortium Buying - The Who, What, Where, Why, and When
Date: September 22, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Instructor: Judah Seidman, CPSM, CPSD
Credits: 7 continuing education hours
Course Description: Consortiums need to identify those suppliers and service providers that are capable of meeting the demand at the required level of quality and service. The members should select suitable contract types depending on the structure and needs of the consortium. Consortiums should also focus on continuous supplier involvement in the procurement process; as suppliers can provide valuable market information and consumption rates. An effective consortium will provide supply cost data and recommend affordable alternatives. Group members should have similar levels of influence on group activities and decisions, especially in small and intensive group types.
Topics Covered: This day long class will provide insight into how to make consortium buying successful by ensuring fair allocation of cost and gains amongst all the members. The course will also explain how to build trust between member companies (the single most critical factor for the success of any consortium) for the proper functioning of a consortium, as well as techniques and the best way to structure a buying entity that will benefit all members equally. The 7 hour session will describe methods for effective project management and team building and will include case studies and interactive exercises to reinforce consortium concepts.
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