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  • December 20
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

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Best Practices for Working With Vendors and Suppliers

December 20

Regardless of the business you are in, vendors and suppliers play a key role in not only the success of your business but also your own personal success.

You will gather information related to building vendor relationships that will best benefit your organization. You will know what to look for in reviewing agreement terms that protect your employer and mitigate risk. We will review areas that enhance your value to a vendor and how to make vendors and suppliers work for you. You will hear of several real-life examples of problems and success stories in building vendor relationships. There will be examples of win-win solutions where both the customer and the vendor benefit. You will learn to avoid pitfalls that can cause problems for you and your organization. You will learn about monitoring vendor performance to enhance the quality of the services they provide your company or agency.

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Over 31 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Agenda

This Is a Business Relationship
  • You Are Representing Your Company or Agency
  • Your First Priority Should Be to Look out for the Best Interests of Your Employer
  • Your Vendor Will Be Looking out for Their Best Interests
  • Avoid Getting Into a Personal Relationship With Your Supplier or Their Representative
Coming to Terms With Your Vendor
  • Make Your Vendor Aware of Your Company or Agency Purchasing Terms and Conditions
  • Bind Your Agreements With Vendors Using Your Written or Published Terms
  • Avoid Using Agreements Drafted by Your Vendor
  • Review All Vendor Terms and Conditions of Sale, Warranty, Liability, Indemnification, etc.
Limit the Risk to Your Organization
  • Require Insurance of All Appropriate Types
  • Require Certifications or Licenses If Required
  • Provide for Penalties for Unsatisfactory Performance
  • Provide Convenient Exit Clauses for Your Organization
  • Do a Vendor Responsibility Check
How to Increase the Quality of Your Business Relationship With Vendors
  • Know What Products and Services They Provide
  • Offer Them Open and Competitive Solicitations
  • Give Them Adequate Time to Respond to Solicitations
  • Monitor Their Performance
  • Pay Them Timely in Accordance With Your Published Payment Terms
Case Studies
  • Vendor Is Doing Work That Puts Your Company at High Liability Risk
  • Vendor Is Not Providing Quality Transportation Services
    • Long Time Vendor Is Protesting Their Loss of Business
    • Monitoring Supply Vendor Leads to More Flexibility to the End User
    • Poor Results Are Discovered After the Vendor Has Left the Job Site
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Over 31 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Credits

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This course was last revised on March 27, 2013.

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  • ASAP PACE 0.1
     
  • This course is pre-approved through the American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP) for 0.1 CEU(s) towards your PACE Recertification.
     
  • IAAP (Pending)
     
  • This course has been submitted for approval to the International Association of Administrative professionals for recertification point(s).
     

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for administrative assistants, executive assistants, office administrators, secretaries, office managers and other administrative professionals.

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Why Lorman?

Over 31 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

Kenneth M. Jones

Kenneth M. Jones

  • Procurement Specialist working part time for the SUNY Center for International Development with their program in Kenya, Africa
  • Has trained many University staff on procurement rules and regulations
  • Established online ordering processes with vendors ranging from office supplies to lab chemicals and continues to provide training in his current position to procurement staff in Nairobi, Kenya
  • More than 30 years of experience working in the public and nonprofit procurement field
  • Previous purchasing experience included procuring commodities, services and construction for the departments on campus
  • Conducts regular seminars, webinars and workshops on various procurement topics
  • Past Purchasing assistant for the New York State Office of Taxation and Finance
  • Can be contacted at 518-875-6854 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 401217
Published 2013, 2018
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