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Training and development of purchasing and inventory management people in chicagoland

Herb Shields of HCS Consulting has trained client personnel in purchasing and inventory management techniques that he has developed in his 30+ years of corporate experience.

Purchasing training programs include

  • Strategic sourcing
  • Commodity planning
  • Outsourcing and contract manufacturing
  • Negotiation techniques
  • Cost breakdowns and cost drivers
  • Cost savings and cost avoidances
  • Supplier’s role in new product development

 

Inventory training programs include:

  • How to establish a cycle counting program
  • The importance of inventory accuracy
  • Why inventory turnover is a key measurement of success
  • How to deal with and prevent excess and obsolete inventory
  • How to segment your inventory into manageable categories
  • How to use suppliers to help reduce your raw material and component inventory

 

HCS Consulting can develop customized training programs for your company on any aspect of these topics.  Contact us for further information

 

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Contact us and let's discuss your situation. Your initial consultation is absolutely free, confidential, and no-obligation.

 
Herbert C. Shields, CMC

As President of HCS Consulting since 2000, Herb delivers bottom-line results for clients in purchasing and inventory management.

  • Reduced the cost of purchased materials and services by 20 – 40%
  • Improved inventory turns and customer service by 20 – 30%
  • Trained client personnel in purchasing and inventory management practices.

Satisfied clients include manufacturers and distributors in industrial products, rail equipment maintenance, dyes and pigments, personal care and household products, pharmaceuticals, and food products.