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Monday, July 02, 2007

Seminar on Purchasing and Material Management 

Attend at the location of your choice
(Including Logistics & Supply Chain Management)
On 16th & 17h July 2007 at Hotel Ramada Plaza Palm Grove, Juhu, Mumbai
On 20th & 21st July 2007 at Hotel Taj Gateway, Residency Road, Bangalore
On 25th & 26th July'07 at Hotel Jaypee Vasant Continental, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi

(9.30 am to 5.00 pm on all days)
Many changes are affecting today's business environment. All these are having a major impact on the work and duties of Purchasing, Materials and Logistics Managers. Purchasing and Materials Managers increasingly need to demonstrate their added value to the companies they work for and prove their abilities to cope with the challenges they are confronted with.
Purchasing & Materials Managers, Logistics Managers, Supply Chain Managers as well as Managers from Production, Finance, Marketing and R & D areas who interface with the Purchasing & Materials Management.
  1. The Role of Purchasing : Current Business Environment and Importance of Purchasing Function, Purchasing Process, Purchasing Market Research, Global Sourcing.
  2. E-Procurement : Reverse Auctions, MRP & ERP
  3. Negotiations : Process & Phases, Characteristics of Successful Negotiators.
  4. Inventory Management : Lead Time Management, Just-in-Time Inventory, ABC/HML/SDE/SOS/GOLF/VED/FSN/XYZ Analysis, Management of Spare Parts,
  5. Financial Aspects of Materials Management
  6. Modern Storage and Warehousing Practices : Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems, Automated Identification Systems, RFID, Cycle Counting Systems.
  7. Legal and Commercial Aspects of Purchasing and Materials Management.
  8. Overseas Buying : INCO Terms 2000 of the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris.
  9. Logistics & Supply Chain Management : Logistics to Supply Chain, Role of 3PL/4PL Service Providers, Supply Chain Management in Indian Industry - examples.
  10. Value Analysis & Value Engineering : Cost Reduction Cost Avoidance, Cost Containment and Cost Efficiency.
  11. How Suppliers Can Add Value : Key Supplier Account Management (KSAM), Supplier Relationship Management, Measuring Purchasing & Materials Management's Performance, Impact & Productivity.
  12. Modern Concepts : Benchmarking, Green Purchasing, Best Practices in Supply Management, Business Process Outsourcing.
Ashok Sharma held the position of the World President, International Federation of Purchasing & Materials Management, Vienna, Austria (an international body of 40 countries accredited to the UN and its specialized agencies like UNCTAD, International Trade Centre, Geneva, & UN Economic & Social Council). This is the largest Federation, representing over 200,000 Purchasing Managers with purchasing budget amounting to several billion dollars. In this capacity, he obtained insight into the Purchasing and Materials Management practices and techniques of world's top companies.
A United Nations trained expert in training and development, Mr. Sharma has conducted more than 400 executive development programmes in India and overseas and addressed an equally impressive number of conferences - both national and international during last 25 years. He is a visiting faculty at IIM, Ahmedabad, NITIE, ASCI, Hyderabad, IIT Mumbai, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, and several Universities.
He has over 35 years' experience in the corporate world, having worked as Vice President, Blue Star Limited., Director, Mather & Platt Ltd., Chief Operating Officer, TechNova Imaging Systems Limited, and President, Pidilite Industries Limited, Mumbai. Currently, he is the Mg. Director, 5M India, a management consultancy organisation based in Mumbai.
He has also been the President of the prestigious Bombay Management Association & the National President, Indian Institute of Materials Management. He is Fellow member of the All India Management Association, New Delhi, and has been a member of their Governing council.
Ashok Sharma holds the Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, and Master in Business Administration from the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), New Delhi. He also successfully completed a programme in 'Strategic Thinking & Management' at the world-reputed Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA.
We reserve our right to make changes in seminar contents, schedule and/ or dates as is necessary.

The fee which covers lunch & tea / coffee on both the days and reading material is Rs.8,000/- plus service tax @ 12% plus educational cess @ 3% = Rs. 8,990/- per participant, payable by cheque (participants from outside Mumbai to pay by a DD) to the 'Indian Academy of Management'. The programme is non-residential. Our Service Tax Registration No. is ST/Mum/ Div III/ CCS/453

Please send your nominations on your letterhead indicating the names, email ids and phone nos of your nominees and the location/ venue where they will attend, along with the prescribed fee by Cheque payable to :

Indian Academy of Management

331, Kaliandas Udyog Bhavan, Century Bazar Lane, Worli, Mumbai - 400 025.
Phone No. 022-6588 6060, 022-3040 3400
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