Our companies are acting today in a more flexible fast changing market place, compared to some years ago. The way we planned and acted in the past to reach our current position will not take us to the level needed to meet tomorrow’s requirements and performance levels. Companies and individuals need to develop more agility and adaptability to be able to continue to compete in a very fierce marketplace.
I am a strong believer in the importance of employees in making and driving the needed change across a company to ensure that the change created is sustainable.
I found Aalto PRO's DGS program to be an excellent tool for a company and its employees to learn the skills to manage and integrate their supplier base and further strengthen their own value creation process to achieve customer satisfaction.
This program not only teaches you the hard skills of spend analysis, category strategy and negotiations, it recognizes that procurement functions in companies are becoming integrators between suppliers and buying companies, and that we all need to develop our skills and become leaders in driving this change in our market places.
DGS, as an element of competence development, will support you and your company to drive the needed change to ensure the competitiveness of Finnish industry in a rapidly changing world.
Senior Supply Chain and Leadership Consultant
The strategic importance of sourcing and purchasing is increasing continuously. As the global competition intensifies, the traditional buying approach is not enough. Companies are facing a challenge in keeping themselves competitive, and in this situation a strong sourcing leadership translates directly to company success in the global market.
Focus on the total cost efficiency! Not on the purchase price. To be able to deliver the lowest possible total cost, sourcing and purchasing operations must be closely integrated with product development, engineering, manufacturing and distribution. Many current professionals of sourcing and purchasing are experienced at the local or national level, but only a few thoroughly understand the global market requirements and how to do global sourcing successfully. One of the major obstacles is a lack of the necessary knowledge and skills. We need to renew ourselves in order to compete in the tough market environment, and this means both seeking for the best available information and applying the best practices. As sourcing and purchasing professionals, our ability to lead this renewal and to build the needed competences will differentiate winners from losers. Decide to be among the winners! The Diploma in Global Purchasing is targeted to you, who want to learn and apply leading edge practices, and benefit from global sourcing opportunities.
VP, Head of Strategic Sourcing at Konecranes