Our training process is tested and simple:

  • Define Your Training Needs. We’ll start by working with your course leader (a highly qualified trainer) to gather information and gain insight about your organization.
  • Design Your Program. We’ll use this information to tailor an outline for your training. It will be a practical, comprehensive course that focuses on the skills most important to you. When we’re done, you’ll have the opportunity to review and approve the final outline.
  • Deliver Your Course. The training will be presented at your location – or an off-site location of your choosing – on a convenient date. We’ll use various techniques (critique, small group exercises, assessment instruments etc.) to reinforce the skills we teach.
  • Evaluate The Results. After the training is complete we’ll compile the course evaluations and return them to you and, if needed, make recommendations for ongoing development.
“The topic was negotiation. In practice the sessions turned into much more and included elements of personal and business coaching, observation and motivational speaking.The response from the group was unanimously positive. A lot of ground was covered and a lot digested…”
Windward & Leeward Brewery
“What drew us to TrainersDirect was the quality of their people along with their no-nonsense approach to training our personnel”. “We are very, very pleased with how the trainers have stepped into their roles. I feel that they have done exactly what we expected and anticipated they would do.”
Pepsi Bottling Group
“Best training class I have ever attended in my professional career. The excellence of the course was in large part due to the instructor’s knowledge and professionalism. In addition, the instructor presented the class in an entertaining manner which helped with some of the dryer areas of the curriculum. Great Job! His experience in Project Management is incredible. I will recommend this course to all my peers.”
AIM Funds

Effective Purchasing Negotiations

3-day onsite training workshop for up to 20 participants.

Negotiation is an indispensable part of the purchasing function in a global environment. Unlike many other seminars that concentrate on techniques to be used during the end stages of negotiating, this program focuses on setting you up for success right from the start. Effective Purchasing Negotiations is a comprehensive workshop designed to give you a full repertoire of skills for effective negotiating, even in an international context. Not only will increase your success rate through careful preparation, but you will discover those techniques and strategies that can make you a top negotiator—and one of your company’s best assets. With plenty of opportunity to participate in exciting role-playing negotiations and individual exercises, you’ll quickly build your skills and confidence, preparing you for real results in the negotiation arena. Master the art of negotiating in this dynamic, information-packed workshop!

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Fundamentals of Purchasing

3-day onsite training workshop for up to 20 participants.

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Buyers play a pivotal role in the financial success or failure of your organization.  Since purchasing activities can account for as much as 80% of your organization’s total budget, your purchasing decisions directly influence the company’s profit margin.

This intensive, hands-on seminar will arm you with the skills you need to influence that profit or gross revenue margin in a positive manner.  You must have savvy negotiating techniques; a clear, concise method of keeping good records; forms that are succinct and functional; a working knowledge of the legal ramifications that could land your organization in court; and more.

The more skillful your purchasing people, the better your organization’s chances are for turning a profit.

Newly appointed as well as experienced buyers can learn these important skills in this Fundamental of Purchasing seminar, making them some of your organization’s most valuable assets.  This fast-paced, two-day seminar is packed with useful information, from the basics of purchasing to the finest points of shaving costs.

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Fundamentals of International Purchasing

2-day onsite training workshop for up to 20 participants.

Fundamentals of International Purchasing is an internationally oriented program, geared to those purchasing and procurement personnel who can be considered some of an organization’s most valuable assets—if they have the right skills. This fast-paced seminar is packed with useful information, from the basics of purchasing to the finest points of shaving costs. It focuses on the most challenging aspects of the purchasing function and will provide the tools and techniques you need to meet those challenges efficiently—and globally.

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Inventory Management & Control

2-day onsite training workshop for up to 20 participants.

If you don’t feel up to full speed on all the important areas of inventory decision making, this comprehensive seminar will inform you about the newest and best approaches for your type of organization. The emphasis in this basic to intermediate level program is on how to plan, implement, and use proven practices that work. There is a strong focus on approaches and principles that will have the most dramatic effect on improving your organization’s service levels, reducing costs and investments associated with inventory, and increasing turnover rate with fewer stockouts. Inventory Management & Control Techniques addresses the “brutal facts” of inventory decision making and should be of lasting career importance to you. It will change the way you apply inventory concepts, systems, policies, principles, and techniques.

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Managing & Improving Warehouse Operations

2-day onsite training workshop for up to 20 participants.

This intensive and practical workshop will help you stay in touch with the most important new concepts in the warehousing and distribution field today. You will learn what you need to know about equipment, layout, inventory control, and material handling-and assess what will work best for your specific operation. During the class, you will have the chance to develop your own action plan so you can put the seminar’s powerful ideas to work right away. Furthermore, you will see how time-tested techniques can be used successfully to strengthen the relationship between your warehouse operation and the overall organization. Though this seminar cannot promise a “one shot, quick fix” solution to all your specific problems, Managing & Improving Warehouse Operations can offer you a powerful methodology for planning, managing and controlling your warehouse operations. See for yourself why more than 10,000 people have already attended this seminar since 1985!

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Understanding Purchasing & Supply Contracts

Formulation, Terms & Conditions

2-day onsite training workshop for up to 20 participants.

Through lecture and discussion, this valuable practicum will provide you with detailed explanations and illustrations of contract clauses in such a way that you will be able to apply your new-found knowledge to your own contractual environment. In Understanding Purchasing & Supply Contracts, you will have the chance, through interactive small group sessions, to explore applications involving contracts, clauses and provisions, and their purposes. In short, you’ll go beyond theory into the applied techniques and methodology for contract writing, and you will have the opportunity to discuss the types of contractual problems you may face on a daily basis. Finally, you will receive a set of valuable checklists for your continued use after the seminar. This program is taught by a lawyer with extensive procurement experience.

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