SERVICES-They don´t come in containers and you can´t count them. Plus, you often buy them but don´t use them until after you need them. Those are just a few of the reasons that make cost-effective purchasing of services a major challenge. Do you get the quality of services that you want for the best price you can find?
In this workshop you will learn to purchase services with the same confidence as purchasing "hard goods". You will learn how to find the right service suppliers and pin down what you are getting and for how much. You will discover proven ways to develop definitive services contracts and monitor service quality and supplier performance.
When 73% of the workforce is employed by service industries selling to you, the traditional approaches to purchasing tangible items just don´t work. The purchasing of services approach is uniquely different, at least if you expect to negotiate the best contract, reduce and control costs, maximize and insure the quality of purchased services, and scrutinize supplier performance.
This workshop is a breakthrough in the professional purchasing field. It gives you the purchasing technology and know-how for being confident that the services you purchase are as cost-effective as the products you buy.
The demand that your organization has for services is rapidly increasing. In the purchasing function you will be faced with negotiating and managing service contracts on a much larger scale. They will cover every imaginable area, from legal, accounting, and financial services to utilities, software, maintenance, and consulting.
The need for new professional skills in the purchasing of services is now. This workshop will be coming up soon.
You should seriously consider attending if you have to deal with service suppliers...work in the service sector...are a purchasing manager or buyer...are responsible for the purchasing function...or have significant interaction and interest in the interface between purchasing and suppliers.