Identifying Key Elements of Cost/Price Minimization

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1.00 hour
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About the Course

This course discusses the concepts and tools that can be used to understand the total costs of goods and services, as well as the relationship between cost drivers and pricing parameters that are established in the marketplace.

Course Description

In most commercial organizations, managing the acquisition of goods and services can represent a dynamic opportunity for improving profitability, operational efficiency, and cash flow. In this course, you will learn the concepts and tools used to measure and manage costs when acquiring goods or services, as well as identify the relationship between total acquisition cost and pricing established by a supplier. You will explore specific procurement methodology that identifies opportunities for minimizing costs in the supply chain and learn about the metrics that represent the productivity resulting from cost-containment efforts.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the link between acquisition costs and supplier’s pricing.
  • Identify the tools and techniques to manage costs and supplier pricing.
  • Recognize roles, responsibilities, and failure modes.
  • List the cost measuring and reporting techniques.