The new APICS Global Sourcing Workshop Series is specially tailored for participants to understand the key issues and complexities of sourcing activities in the international environment. The series highlights various opportunities
that companies can leverage international capital to enhance their competitive strength.

This workshop series will equip you with the skills to:

• Understand the strategic importance of globalization
• Learn how to prepare for international procurement
• Evaluate potential markets in other countries
• Source global suppliers strategically
• Choose logistics partners correctly
• Address cultural differences


Global Sourcing Workshops

• Introduction

–Recognizing advantages and disadvantages of global sourcing

–Selecting criteria for evaluating countries

–Selecting logistics partners, addressing supplier qualifications, and determining supply chain stability

–Finding resources for researching cultural differences

–Evaluating a supplier contract

–Listing considerations for opening an international procurement office

• Global Suppliers

–Locating and researching international suppliers

–Evaluating potential suppliers

–Understanding levels of supplier relationships

–Using Requests for Proposals to qualify international suppliers

–Conducting site visits

–Selecting an outsourcing manager

• Cultural Relationships

–Recognizing the challenges presented by global supply chains not typically found in domestic supply chains

–Appreciating unique cultural values

–Assessing negotiating and decision-making styles

–Maintaining productive international supplier communications

–Managing from a distance

• Logistics Requirements

–Constructing a global logistics strategy

–Maximizing value through partner selection

–Applying contract terminology

–Navigating paperwork compliance requirements

–Choosing proper modes of transport

–Managing cash flow

Bring global sourcing world-class practices and thinkingto your organization!


  • Course: APICS Global Sourcing Workshop Series
  • Length: 16 contact hours
  • Dates/Time: TBA, depending upon interest
  • Where: TBA
  • Instructor: Todd Nadler, CFPIM, CSCP, CSSBB
  • Cost: $525 (all materials included)

Minimum class size is 5 students. In-house classes can be accomodated. In-house classes during business hours may be possible, depending on class size and other factors.


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Please contact Todd Nadler @ (518) 265-8836 for information or to register for one of the above classes.