As a buyer for your company, how much are you influenced by the amount of state or use tax on the products you buy?

Not at all.
Very little.
To some extent.
Somewhat, if there is any alternative.
A great deal.

Two New Online Courses

Date: 11/03/2014

Two new online courses from the American Purchasing Society will give you the information you need to know to achieve better results.

Also, both of these courses are offered using an even more user-friendly online program. Students who have taken our online courses will still take these new courses the same way, but will notice new options that help to enhance the course experience.

Influencing Suppliers, Colleagues, and Management - Course 3575 tells you how to negotiate better deals by influencing or persuading those individuals you deal with at work or anywhere else. The course tells you how to persuade others by the proper way you talk, the appropriate way you look, and how you behave. You will learn the importance of dressing properly, having proper body language, and expressing your interest in what others are also interested in. Using the information in this course is proven effective by a wide range of experiments and research studies, as well as the experience of professional buyers, managers, and executives. The course will also warn you to beware of scam artist who use these similar methods against you to achieve their unscrupulous ends. The course was developed by Harry Hough, an experienced negotiator, consultant, and business executive. For a limited time the introductory price for this course is $49.

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Forecasting for Buyers, Managers, and Business Executives - Course 4011 provides essential knowledge about forecasting methods. Using these methods helps you predict how prices will change, what inventory you will need, and the size of your staff required to run your operation efficiently. Buyers and purchasing managers should use forecasting to time their purchases for lower prices. Forecasts should be used to determine how much they should buy at any point in time. Predicting sales and usage volume helps the manager know when to increase or decrease the workforce. Buyers and management should use forecasting to predict market changes that may affect their operation. Participants will learn the strengths of short term forecasts and the limitations of long-term forecasts. The course was developed by Mark Miller, Associate Professor of Business at Carthage College with many years of business experience in purchasing and supply chain management. Prior knowledge of some mathematics is helpful for those taking this course. For a limited time the introductory price for this course is $89.

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