PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS

WHAT OUR PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS OFFER

A successful project called for success while a failed project frustrate a company. A detailed elaboration of the project management plan by experts is a guarantee of success as project risks, constraints and assumptions are proactively managed. We develop and implement project management plans from project initiation, through planning, executing, monitoring & controlling to project closure in strict respect of international standards (PMI Standard).:

  1. Global and Local Procurement Sourcing Projects
  2. Outsourcing Projects
  3. E-commerce Projects
  4. Corporate and Professional Trainings
  1. GLOBAL AND LOCAL PROCUREMENT SOURCING PROJECTS

With Global Procurement Services, a team of Senior Professional Buyers are involve in en during the purchase and delivery of goods from local and global markets.  Here we contract to buy and supply from local and global markets using our expertise in the understanding of needs, specifications, contractual terms and conditions, management of supply risks and our ability to develop and adapt robust procurement strategies that align with the procurement strategy of our client, thus delivering the company’s wider objectives, the organization’s timeline and avoiding budget slip. Moreover, the taking into account of additional procurement process costs or associated risks to ensure resilience supply chains is our critical concern.

We simply seek to help our client in achieving reduced costs, reduced lead times, increased operational efficiency, and positively contribute towards achieving business growth.

Finally, we take full responsibility in ensuring that local and global supplies are delivered in the Right Quality, Right Quantity, Right Place, Right Price and at the Right Time.  We make every effort to maximize revenue/cash coming into our client’s organization while minimizing cash payouts from the organization. (Proper respect of Revenue generation initiatives, Account receivable, account payable, inventory days in all procurement and supply chain operations).

The following operations are carried out in full filling our timely deliveries:

  1. Low Cost Countries Sourcing

With the experience and knowhow of our professionals, the odds of low cost countries sourcing are strategically managed thus releasing the following benefits for our clients:

  • Cheaper cost of goods and services and thus Lower Production Costs
  • Larger Selection of Suppliers thus ensuring supply reliability
  • Ability to Raise Production Volumes
  • Lower Skilled and Unskilled Labor Costs
  • Ability to Focus on Business-critical Aspects
  • Rising Profitability for Businesses
  • Get Ahead of Key Competitors
  • Lower Prices Leading to increased profitability and market expansion
  • Local purchasing and supply

Local sourcing is one of the key pathways through which private sector activity contributes to a country’s development. By buying goods and services locally, companies support incomes and jobs at local suppliers. However, companies it is advisable that companies should source only  part of their goods and services locally.

Keeping the supply chain as close as possible delivers the following to our clients :

  •  More Flexibility

One never knows when an opportunity will strike or a challenge will arise. Our Buyers prefer knowing what the growth pattern is for the product they are sourcing before they actually choose a partner — and our ability to scale is key. Sourcing contribute to supply chain resilience because local suppliers are typically more reactive than suppliers who are farther away. Goods and Services can be delivered quicker, and it is much easier for us at times to coordinate a shipment across the neighborhood than around the world. 

  • Greater Control 

The further away you are from elements of your supply chain, the less control you have over them. We may say that we treat all of our customers and purchase orders the same, however, urgent orders are prioritized.

Through Face-to-face visits allows our clients to address any concerns and ensure all products meet their standards. There’s also less chance of things getting “lost in translation,” which often occurs when working with big teams of people, many of whom aren’t actually on the floor and touching your products.

  • Reduced Supply Chain Costs

If you’re tightening your budget, you should consider tightening your supply chain as well. The amount of money companies spend on global logistics every year is staggering.

We reduce many of these costs by localizing your supply chain. And, with less money being sunk into logistics, there will be less weighing down on your bottom line. 

  • More Revenue

Local sourcing doesn’t just help save money; it can also help you generate more of it. That’s because companies in your region may be impressed by your efforts to keep a tight and fast-paced supply chain, which can help you attract new customers.

Our team integrate your commitment to local sourcing into your marketing and selling efforts.

  • Good For The Community

It stands to reason that if sourcing locally increases your bottom line, it would do the same for other suppliers and manufacturers in your area, which can be a big boon to your local economy and the people who live there.

Happy, well-paid employees are more likely to invest in local businesses. Additionally, respected and well-off businesses are in a position to contribute to communities through fundraising, volunteering, benefits, and sponsored activities. 

  • It Helps The Environment

Localizing your supply chain represents a tremendous opportunity to help the environment. When you reduce shipping and storage, you also reduce emissions and energy usage. Sourcing locally not only contributes to green manufacturing, but ultimately helps you build consumer confidence. When consumers buy with confidence, the business benefits from increasing positive brand awareness and customer loyalty.

  • Today, more consumers than ever before (especially millennials) have been driving the food and beverage industry by purchasing items that have “clean labels” and explain the origin of their products. It’s important that food and beverage companies that are manufacturing products more sustainably are using marketing to effectively showcase those efforts and provide a direct-to-consumer experience online with intermediaries like Global Procurement Services.
  • Ability To Launch Products Faster

Manufacturers, Wholesellers and Retaillers who source locally benefit from working with companies in the same time zone, which leads to easier and speedy communication. You can resolve problems faster and launch products to meet consumer demands and spikes.

Consumer demands are reaching new highs for businesses to increase their transparency around ethical supply chain and corporate social responsibility. Now is the time for manufacturers to closely examine their third-party vendor risks and supply chain. This is where an ethical and responsible procurement and supply mindset comes into usefulness.

  • Imports and Exports

An import is a good or service brought into one country from another country as well as export; which is the process of taking product from one country to another country. The backbone of international trade is specially formed around the term import and export; because the act of international exchange of goods is a significant part of international trading. It is very necessary to balance the value of trading between importation and the amount of product leaving the country so that the host country will have a positive trade balance; else there will be negative balance of trade; which is a critical factor of economy growth and development.

We are therefore involved in two basic categories of import/export:

  • Industrial and consumer goods

We carry out the importation and exportation of industrial goods mainly made up of machinery, manufacturing plants and materials, and any other good or component used by other industries or firms. Our consumer goods are ready for the consumption and satisfaction of human wants, such as clothing or food.

  •  Intermediate goods and services

We are also involve in the importation and exportation of intermediate goods such as partly finished goods, goods used as inputs in the production of other goods including final goods.

Our Import Export activities deliver the following benefits to our clients:

  • Importation:

 If your business wants to extend profit margins, importing goods or raw materials is one potential path towards achieving this goal as well as lower prices, higher quality goods, and the advantages associated with international trade agreements. Importation can help small and medium businesses develop and expand by reaching larger markets abroad, thereby increasing their market values. Importation of products that are not available in the local market to enable domestic surplus and encourage good economy growth.

  • Exportation

Achieve your business goals by exporting products through our global supply networks. Exporting products can be highly beneficial for businesses today as it can increase the profits of medium and large businesses by helping to satisfy the need in the external countries. This returns foreign exchange opportunities and more.

Moreover, we assist other importers and exporters based on the related countries in the establishment of the following import/export documents:

1. Commercial Invoice,

2. Export Packing List.

3. Pro Forma Invoice.

4. Airway Bill.

5. Generic Certificate of Origin.

6. Dangerous Goods Certificate.

7. Insurance Certificate.

8. Shipper’s Letter of Instruction.

2.   OUTSOURCING PROJECTS

As far as procurement and supply chain mangement and project management are concerned, we sign and implement  outsourcing agreements in which our expertise are hired by any company or government or charities to be responsible for a planned or existing activity that is or could be done internally, and sometimes involves transferring employees and assets from one firm to another. Our skilled management of outsourced activities enable our clients to achieve the following :

  • Lower costs
  • Increased efficiency.
  • Variable capacity.
  • Increased focus on strategy/core competencies.
  • Access to skills or innovative resources.
  • Increased flexibility to meet changing business and commercial conditions.
  • Accelerated time to market.

The following outsourcing activities fall within our competence:

  • Supplier Selection activities
  • Purchasing and supply
  • Project procurement management
  • Supply chains and project risk management
  • Change management
  • Contract negotiation
  • Contract management
  • Organizational dispute resolution
  • Conflict management
  • Fleet and asset management
  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • Total Quality Management (TQM)
  • Business restructuring
  • Mounting of business plans
  • Elaboration of specifications, supplier selection criteria, RFI, RFP, RFQ and Tender Files
  • Mounting of bids
  • Elaboration of project management plans
  • Category management (Direct and Indirect categories)
  • Data management
  • Demand and supply forecasting
  • Supply Risk management
  • Cost management and process improvement projects
  • Market analysis
  • Supplier and stakeholder management
  • Procurement and supply chain auditing
  • Project auditing
  • Supplier Selection activities

We assist our client in carrying out the following supplier selection operations:

  • Finalization of specifications
  • Market analysis
  • Deciding the choice of tendering RFI, RFQ, RFP, Tendering etc in accordance with client’s procurement policy, processes and standards
  • Wider Advertisement of call for tenders through our tendering platform (Public, Private and Charities Tenders denoted < PPC TENDERS> )
  • Managing pre-bid conferences
  • Reception of bids
  • Evaluation of bids or offers
  • Contract negotiation
  • Drafting of contracts
  • Notification of contracts
  • Contact mobilization and managing transitions if required
  • Purchasing and supply

We carry out the procurement and supply of all kinds of goods on behalf of our clients as per the terms of the purchase order/contract. These include the procurement and supply of:

  • Works
  • Goods and
  • Services

Our pool of professional Buyers are on desk to ensure that the contractual requirements of our clients are delivered in the Right Quality, Right Quantity, Right Place, and Right Price and at the Right Time. Upon notification of a purchase order, real value for our client’s money will be achieved through:

Value and low cost are obtained through robust procurement strategy, TCO analysis, review of contractual obligations and decision making, Streamlining of procurement process to meet the tailored requirement, Stringent management of supply risk, Carrying out of cost reduction activities, Effective delivering etc.

  • Project procurement management

Here, we can carry out outsource services to manage project procurement by:

  • Developing project procurement plans during project planning
  • Conducting project procurement
  • Monitoring and controlling procurement activities
  • Performing project procurement closures
  • Documenting project procurement and lesson learned
  • Supply chains and project risk management

Complex supply chains are real sources of product and project risk. Our competencies enable us to help our clients in:

  • Streamlining supply and project execution processes
  • Strategically managing product and project risks
  • Redesigning supply networks
  • Optimizing supply chains
  • Integrating supply chains
  • Change management

At GPS LTD, we make organizational change easy with the right approaches and expertise to prepare, support and cooperate with individuals, teams and corporate structures in planning and implementing desired and required change.

  • Contract negotiation

When pulling down prices, better contractual terms and conditions cannot be achieved by internal competence, our team of professional negotiators is just the right team bring home results. We need only the objective of the negotiation exercise, relevant documentation and a purchase order to deliver the best results within the shortest possible time.

  • Contract management

With a team of committed professional engineers and expert contract managers, we are just the best to create value during contract management through stringent contract review operations, improvement processes and transparency

  • Organizational dispute resolution

We go between employees and company departments to amicably resolve internal disputes to ensure organization peace, tranquility and boost cross functional working which are critical for sustainable growth. A collection of small unresolved internal disputes can bring an organization to a standstill. Therefore internal disputes must be resolved amicably, on time and with the spirit to promote the organizational culture and values. We make use of our skills and competences in Confrontation, Negotiation, Mediation and Expert Determination to resolve inevitable internal disputes.

  • Conflict Resolution

Conflicts in business relationships are unavoidable and so strategy and processes must be in place to timely resolve conflicts with supply chain partners and one of such process available to businesses is our outsource services for resolving supply chain conflicts.  On behalf of our clients, we resolve such conflicts through the following Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Methods:

  • Negotiation
  • Mediation
  • Conciliation / Expert Opinion
  • Adjudication

However, in the worst case scenario, we assist in litigations as Subject Matter Experts.

  • Fleet and asset management

We carry out hiring services within Cameroon and equally disposed to manage fleet and assets of our clients to ensure profitability and sustainable growth. Our wide experience within Cameroon and CEMAC in particular is the secret behind our low fleet and asset management cost and high performance.

  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Poor visibility of the total cost of ownership of capital assets are the real source of troubles and risk to organizations. We offer unbeatable expertise in this domain to evaluate the TCO of CAPEX to inform strategic corporate decision making. What may appear as cheaper purchase price may in the long run becomes the most expensive. Be informed.

  • Total Quality Management (TQM)

Process improvement projects such as process streamlining, value creation, wastes elimination, reduction of variation are handled by Global Procurement Services through the development of LEAN SIX SIGMAL mindset in organizations as well as implementing quality standards like ISO… etc.

  • Business restructuring

Redundant organizational structures are real sources of poor productivity nowadays.  We assist businesses to plan and implement restructuring plans at the best affordable cost.

  • Mounting of business plans

In carrying out investment projects, we are more than competent to elaborate lucrative and attractive business cases by clearly and precisely presenting the business plan alongside the business benefit plans.

  • Elaboration of specifications, supplier selection criteria, RFI, RFP, RFQ and Tender Files

With a complete and experienced team of professionals and engineers, we offer real time technical and subject matter assistance in the elaboration of specifications, development of supplier selection criteria, Request for Information (RFI), Request for Proposals (RFP), Request for Quotations (RFQ) and Tender files for the procurement of works, goods and services for our clients. Clean and unbiased procurement documents is a source of value while frauds and corruption are depicted from the process.

  • Mounting of bids

Within the limit of our ethical code, we mount local and international bids for potential bidders for purchases that we do not have any business deals with the purchaser. Bids are completed within three business days while urgent bids are given the urgency so deserved in a day. The quality and alignment of the content of the bids with the tender file requirement is difference we offer our clients.

  • Elaboration of project management plans and implementation ( Project Management)

A successful project called for success while a failed project frustrate a company. A detailed elaboration of the project management plan by experts is a guarantee of success as project risks, constraints and assumptions are proactively managed. We develop and implement project management plans from project initiation, through planning, executing, monitoring & controlling to project closure in strict respect of international standards (PMI Standard). This consists of:

  • Project Integration Managment
  • Project scope management plan
  • Project schedule management plan
  • Project cost management plan
  • Project resource management plan
  • Project stakeholder management plan
  • Project quality management plan
  • Project risk management plan
  • Project communication management plan
  • Project procurement management plan
  • Category management

We remove our clients from the dilemma position by identifying and effecting the best product categories both direct and indirect thus enabling focused opportunities for consolidation thus leading to optimum prices through economies of scale lower ordering costs.

  • Data management

Innovation and improvement depends on how data is gathered, analyzed, stored and transferred. We maintain confidentiality and efficiency in the management and control of organizational data. The respect of the confidentially clauses of our clients is our growing concern. We have laid down processes, procedures, policies and systems to guarantee the security, quality, confidentiality and integrity of soft and hard commercial data.

  • Demand and supply forecasting

Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity are the reality of tomorrow markets and so must be managed meticulously and strategically. In this regards, we offer real time demand and supply forecasting solutions to inform successful business decision making.

  • Supply Risk management

Our risk management team is trained and very experienced  in identifying potential risk in advance,  analyzing them, categorizing them and taking precautionary steps in due time to reduce or manage the resulting impacts. Contingency planning and implementation is a prominent product of our organization.

  • Cost management and Process improvement

To improve value, we carry out cost analysis on behalf of our clients to propose robust solutions that will remove all those process or inputs that do not really add value for the final product or project. This will reduced cost and increase market shares as well as helping in informing future budgeting.

  • Market analysis

Proper understanding of market metrics inform procurement actions. We offer real time market analysis to inform our clients of the following:

  • Current price dynamics
  • Power dynamics
  • Current market risks
  • Currency fluctuations
  • STEEPLE metrics
  • Switching cost
  • Market barriers
  • Market trends
  • Market threads
  • New markets
  • etc
  • Supplier and stakeholder management

We provide excellent business process outsourcing services in the management of client suppliers and developing tailored tools and techniques use in the categorization and management of stakeholders. This ensures optimum cost and efficient human resource utilization.

Within the scope of our 4PL, we are a Lead Management Service Provider, with high responsibility and accountability in cooperating with our clients in reaching their strategic goals through training and supplier/stakeholder development projects.

  • Procurement and supply chain auditing

Process auditing for compliance and continuous improvement is our core competence in the procurement and supply industry. We carry out the evaluation of the performance and compliance of procurement and supply chain processes and metrics (KPIs, Service Level Agreements, contracts) and provide solid recommendations for continuous improvement.

  • Project auditing

Project auditing is an integral aspect of project management. As project management professionals, we carry out the auditing of all aspects of project life activities while making recommendations that will avoid future schedule and budget slips and document lesson learned. For ongoing projects, we carry out project reviews and advise on ways to stay within budget and schedule while achieving project objective.

3.   E-COMMERCE PROJECTS

Being a Business to Business (B2B) Organization, our E-commerce platforms remain useful tools that enable us to offer our customers; reduced ordering costs, reduced product cost, and reduced delivering time while delivering high standards products at highest service levels.  We are present in all social media platforms making it possible for instant communication and collaboration. These tools are equally used to quickly address all challenges of reverse logistics thereby making us the best service provider in the market place.  A complete team of very experienced professional Buyers, Marketers, Engineers and Media Experts are on desks to understand and deliver customer requirements at the cheapest cost. We equally offer after sale services to give our customer complete satisfaction. Compete Customer satisfaction is our philosophy.

Our portfolio of products are:

  • Construction Materials tools and equipment such as:
  • Metallic Rods
  • Metallic sheets
  • Metallic Tubes
  • Metallic Angle Bars
  • Zinc Nails
  • Aluminum Zinc of all thicknesses and dimensions
  • Alu Tole Bac of all thickness and dimensions
  • Aluminum and TAC facial boards of all dimensions
  • Cement of all types and dosage
  • Binding wires of various weights
  • Plywood of various thicknesses and dimensions
  • Synthetic ceilings of various dimensions
  • Locks
  • Aluminum tubes of various diameters
  • Pressure pipes
  • PVC pipes of various diameters
  • Iron and PVC Elbows
  • Iron and PVC Tees
  • Complete WC
  • Complete wash hand basins
  • Complete sinks
  • Complete toilet baths
  • Electrical cables of all diameters
  • Flexible orange tubes
  • Plastic electrical cable covers
  • Aluminum cables covers
  • All switches
  • Wall sockets
  • Circuit breakers
  • Distribution Boxes
  • Building buckets
  • Building lines
  • Concrete mixers
  • Concrete vibrators
  • Water pumps
  • Generators
  • Iron cutter
  • Iron bending machines
  • Spirit levels
  • Wheel barrows
  • Cutlasses
  • Spades
  • Diggers
  • Water drums
  • Safety equipment
  • Camions
  • Pickups vehicles
  • Etc
  • Office equipment and IT
  • Complete Tower Computers
  • Complete scanners
  • Complete photocopiers
  • Printers
  • Office chairs
  • Office visitors chairs
  • Office tables
  • Television flat screens and accessories
  • Voltage Regulators
  • Floor carpets
  • Fridges
  • TV Stands
  • Office cupboards
  • Projectors
  • Training reflectors
  • Printing papers
  • Cartridges
  • Laptops and accessories
  • Etc
  • Industrial equipment, tools and safety materials
  • All equipment assets
  • Individual Protection Equipment(IPE)
  • General Protection Equipment(GPE)
  • Raw materials and components
  • MRO
  • Packaging materials
  • Households equipment
  • Television flat screens
  • Wover radios
  • Plastic Buckets
  • Plastic drums
  • Floor carpets
  • Modern dinning sets
  • Matrasses
  • Blankets
  • Bed shirts
  • Gas cookers
  • Fridges
  • Deep freezers
  • Sitting chairs
  • Wall cupboards
  • Plastic chairs
  • Shading tends
  • Agricultural inputs, tools, equipment and products
  • Organic fertilizers
  • Chemical fertilizers
  • Insecticides
  • Fungicides
  • Pesticides
  • Farm tools
  • Safety equipment
  • Agricultural products
  • Medical equipments
  • General medical equipment
  • Medical Safety gadgets
  • Transport and logistics
  • Travelling buses
  • Liaison vehicles
  • First aids tool kids
  • Vehicle maintenance tool kids
  • Automobile spares and components
  • Humanitarian and relief materials
  • Non-perishable fast foods
  • Mattresses
  • Dismountable beds
  • Dismountable Tends
  • First aids tool boxes
  • Fast Consuming Goods and services ( FCGS)
  • Purified Water
  • Hygiene materials
  • Shaving machines
  • Etc

4.     CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS

Experience, professionalism and the obligations of our Corporate Social Responsibility Policy oblige us to carry out the following corporate trainings for employees and young professionals as a business and as a means to give back to the community.

  • Short and long term courses for procurement and supply leading to CIPS certifications of various levels. These are:
  • CIPS Level 2; Certificate in Procurement and Supply including the following modules:
  • Introducing Procurement and Supply
  • Procurement and Supply operations
  • Stakeholder relationships
  • Systems technology
  • Inventory, logistics and expediting
  • CIPS Level 3; Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply including the following modules:
  • Procurement and Supply environments
  • Ethical Procurement and Supply operation
  • Contract Administration
  • Team Dynamics and Change
  • Socially Responsible Procurement
  • Socially Responsible warehousing and Distribution
  • CIPS Level 4; Diploma in Procurement and Supply including the following modules:
  • Scope and Influence of Procurement and Supply
  • Defining Business Need
  • Commercial Contracting
  • Ethical and Responsible Sourcing
  • Supplier Relationships
  • Whole Life asset Management
  • Procurement and Supply in Practice
  • CIPS Level 5; Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply including the following modules:
  • Managing Teams and Individuals
  • Managing Supply Chain Risk
  • Managing Contractual Risk
  • Advanced Contract and Financial Management
  • Managing Ethical Procurement and Supply
  • Category Management
  • Achieving Competitive Advantage through Supply Chain
  • Project and Change Management
  • Operations Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Advanced Negotiation
  • CIPS Level 6; Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply including the following modules:
  • Strategic Ethical Leadership
  • Global Commercial Strategy
  • Global Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic Programme Leadership
  • Commercial Data Management
  • Innovation in Procurement and Supply
  • Supply Network Design
  • Global Logistics Strategy
  • Short and long term courses for project management leading to Project Management Institute’s Certifications
  • Project Management Professional Certifications of PMI involving the following
  • Project integration management
  • Project scope management
  • Project schedule management
  • Project cost management
  • Project quality management
  • Project resource management
  • Project communication management
  • Project risk management
  • Project procurement management
  • Project stakeholder management
  • Ethics and sustainability
  • Short and long term courses leading to international certifications in public procurement
  • Professional Certifications in Public Procurement involving the following modules:
  • Public Procurement plan
  • Tendering operations
  • Contract management
  • Public procurement compliance
  • Fraud, bribery and corruption in public procurement
  • Achieving real value for money
  • Bids evaluation
  • Public procurement rules and regulations
  • Anti-competitive practices in public procurement
  • Public procurement auditing
  • Short and long term courses leading to international certifications in Transport and logistics involving the following modules:
  • Port operations
  • Import, Export and Custom clearance
  • Warehouse management
  • Inventory controls
  • Fleet management
  • Transport and distribution
  • Global logistics strategy
  • Short term course on corporate VUCA strategies involving the following modules:
  • Organizational culture
  • Ethics
  • Corporate decision making
  • Managing Corporate Volatility, Uncertainties, Complexities and Ambiguities
  • Managing teams and individuals
  • Handling of emergencies
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Data protection and confidentiality
  • Change management
  • Risk management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Managing internal disputes
  • Financial analysis and decision making
  • Short and long term courses leading to international certifications as a supply chain specialist involving the following modules:
  •  Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  •  Examples of different Supply Chains
  •  Goal of Supply Chain
  • Procurement (Supplier selection, Procurement policies, etc.)
  • Deep Dive on Procurement with Examples
  • What is Reverse Auctions/How to use SAP Ariba tool to conduct Reverse Auctions
  • How to do Reverse Auctions using Easibuy tool
  • Step by step instructions to implement Procure to Pay (P2P) and Source to Pay (S2P)
  • Procurement Planning & Implementation – Spend Analysis, Kraljic’s Matrix, Measuring KPIs and Supplier    Performance Assessment
  • Blockchain, Big Data and IOT’s Impact on Future of Procurement and Supply Chain
  • How to Leverage Procurement to Realize Cost Savings
  • Manufacturing/ Production (plant location, product line selection, capacity planning, production    scheduling etc)
  • Deep Dive on Manufacturing with Examples
  • Distribution (Warehouse location, Customer allocation, Demand forecasting, Inventory management,    etc.)
  • Deep Dive on Distribution with Examples
  • How to do Demand Forecasting with practical examples
  • Logistics (selection of logistics mode, selection of ports, direct delivery, vehicle scheduling, 3PL, 4PL    etc.)
  • Deep Dive on Logistics with Examples
  •  First to Fifth Party Logistics (1 PL to 5 PL)
  • How to do Vehicle Route Planning and Scheduling using Open Door Logistics (ODL) Software
  • Global Logistics and Transportation (How to determine optimal costing and freight routing. One    domestic example and one overseas example for freight routing. Road, ocean and air services. How to    choose the best carriers depending on situations)
  • Emergence of 5 PL
  • Omni Channel Logistics & Retailing – Latest trends in Logistics
  • How to Financially Optimize your Company’s Supply Chain
  • Global Decisions (product and process selection, planning under uncertainty, real-time monitoring and    control, integrated scheduling)
  • Knowledge on how to optimize back end operations. Key technologies : EDI (for exchange for    information across different players in the supply chain); Electronic payment protocols; Internet    auctions, e-bidding (for selecting suppliers, distributors, demand forecasting, etc.); E-logistics;    Continuous tracking of customer orders through the Internet; Internet-based shared services    manufacturing; etc.
  • Supply Chain Risk & Business Continuity
  • Commodities Exchange – Understanding its importance
  • Best Practices on Contract Management
  • How to Create an Effective Contract Strategy with Examples
  • What is Green Supply Chain Management, how to reduce Carbon Footprint through Sustainable     Procurement and Logistics
  • End to End Supply Chain in Global Health
  • What is Strategic Sourcing? (Examples & Case Studies)
  • Strategic Sourcing for a Major Oil & Gas Co
  • Best Practices on Procurement
  • Global Sourcing – Do’s and Don’ts (Explained with real case studies on how to save costs)
  • Best Practices on Procurement
  • Supplier behavior and negotiations
  • Procurement Transformation – A Continuous Process
  • How to use Vizibl Tool for Supplier Collaboration and Innovation
  • Importance of Market Research that every SCM Professional should understand
  • Deep Dive on Market Research. How to do Primary and Secondary market research? Examples and              practical demonstrations in creating a brief research report.
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research: How do to Quantitative and Qualitative Research with Examples.    How to find Market trends?
  • How to do Market Sizing or Market Segmentation?
  • How to improve the efficiency of a company’s supply chain? (How to improve the purchasing,                       procurement, other supply chain functions of a company to lower cost, improve quality and achieve    savings)
  • Supply Chain Strategies – Design and Management
  • Supply Chain Synchronization & Statistical Total Cost of Ownership Tools (End-2-End)
  • Supply Chain Network Design – with Case Studies
  • Traditional Procurement Process
  • What is E-Procurement
  • Key steps of the Purchasing Process
  • E-Procurement
  • How to use spend analysis to improve your supply chain
  • Purchase Order template created in Excel
  • Create Purchase Order in Oracle E-Business Suite R12
  • Oracle – Purchase Order Creation
  • How to create a Purchase Order in SAP
  • SAP Netweaver – Purchase Order
  • Standard Purchase Order Creation in Oracle Purchasing
  • Master Production Scheduling – 5 Key Benefits
  • E-Sourcing
  • How to Navigate on Ariba sourcing tool
  • Step by Step demonstration of E-Sourcing using Ariba tool
  • How to Monitor a Sourcing Event on Ariba – Session 1
  • How to Monitor a Sourcing Event on Ariba – Session 2
  • Procure to Pay (P2P)
  • Source to Pay (S2P)
  • Reverse Auction
  • Practical Demonstration of how to do Reverse Auctions using Ariba (Ariba eSourcing Demo)
  • Driving Savings via e-sourcing
  • Quality Concepts
  • Introduction to Lean Manufacturing
  • Lean Manufacturing at Toyota
  • Lean Manufacturing Example at Toyota Plant Kentucky
  • 5S Standard Work Video
  • Lean Manufacturing – Visual Management and 5S
  • Visuals of Warehouse, Fork lift etc from Toyota
  • Lean Manufacturing Tour
  • Toyota 5S
  • Kanban explained with example
  • Kanban Explanation
  • Kanban Pull Simple Demo
  • Pull System and Kanban Demonstrated
  • Seven Wastes Found in Manufacturing
  • Top 10 Reasons to Implement Kanban
  • Kaizen Overview (Lean Manufacturing)
  • Kaizen Workshop
  • Six Sigma Samurai
  • Toyota Production System – The 5 Ss in a Shop Environment
  • Value Chain Analysis
  • Spend Management
  • Inco Terms
  • Payment & Discount Terminologies
  • Top 5 Procurement Predictions
  • Top 5 Supply Chain Trends
  • Top 5 steps to Insuring your Supply Chain
  • Preparing Global Supply Chains Against Uncertainty
  • Strategic Procurement
  • Need for Market Research
  • Importance of Crude Oil
  • Important Economic Concepts
  • Sourcing Process
  • Sourcing Process in Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Low cost Country Sourcing
  • Logistics Management
  • Logistics in Hong Kong and China
  • Logistics – International transportation export management
  • 10 Common 3 PL mistakes
  • ERP
  • Export & Import Management
  • Pallets & Fork Lifts
  • Warehousing & Distribution
  • Warehouse Management
  • Warehouse Management System
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory and Carrying Costs
  • Economic Order Quantity
  • Economic Order Quantity Example
  • How to Calculate Economic Order Quantity
  • Stock Keeping Units
  • What is a SKU
  • Create Stockkeeping Units
  • RFID
  • Introduction to Market Research – Why is it extensively used in Supply Chain Management
  • Current Market Research Trends
  • Porter’s Five Force Analysis
  • Pestle Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Supplier Diversity
  • Magic Quadrant Analysis
  • Supplier Ranking & Capability Matrix
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Financial Risk Analysis
  • Financial Ratio Analysis
  • Ratio analysis – Additional Examples
  • The Accounting Equation
  • The General Ledger
  • Accounts, Debits, and Credits
  • Cash Ratio Analysis
  • Basic Concepts of Inventory Costing Methods
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Price Forecasting – CAGR & Linear Regression
  • Price Forecasting – Multiple Regression
  • Price Forecasting – Weighted average regression and Time series Analysis
  • Cost Reduction Techniques in Procurement

Other short term corporate and professional courses include but not exhaustive:

  • Short term courses in change management
  • Short term engineering designs courses
  • Short term courses in risk management
  • Short term courses contract management
  • Short term courses in ethics
  • Short term courses in warehouse management
  • Short term courses in inventory management
  • Short term courses in production planning
  • Short term courses in fleet and asset management
  • Training courses on SAP material Management and supply chain front and back ends.
  • Short term courses in project estimation and budgeting
  • Short term courses in AutoCAD and ROBOT designs
  • Tailored corporate courses at client’s request.