Minimizing Cost and Price Using Cost Containment Tools

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About the Course

In today’s competitive world, it is important to control and reduce costs while also increasing revenue. This course provides an overview of effective cost containment tools that procurement professionals can use to minimize the impact of cost and pricing.

Course Description

Managing costs continues to be a challenge for organizations operating in the current economic scenario. While increasing revenue is important for an organization’s profitability, controlling and ultimately reducing costs is equally important and necessary. When working with external suppliers and procuring their goods and services, the procurement function controls a major portion of the costs incurred by a company. Thus, it is important that this function understands the tools and techniques to manage those costs so that profitability is maximized. This course provides an overview of these cost containment tools and related concepts.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Discuss pricing indices that control cost and pricing fluctuations.
  • Describe the total cost of ownership (TCO) concept.
  • Identify quality approaches and process improvement methodologies that affect costs.
  • Recognize how to apply a breakeven analysis to a procurement decision.