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Pricing & Purchasing Regional Seminar - Chicago

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Pricing and Purchasing Experts are coming to Chicago, Illinois on September 26-27, 2019.

For a discussion on our latest material and wage outlooks across multiple industries, including manufacturing, as well as a full day seminar on cost and price analysis, join our Pricing & Purchasing (P&P) experts in Chicago on September 26-27, 2019.

Key topics will include:

  • What is the price impact on trade tariffs to steel, electronics, and other commodities?
  • Which commodities will pressure your bottom line?
  • How are sourcing strategies changing given price volatility, trade restrictions and slowing demand?

September 26 - Market Outlook
Analysts from IHS Markit will present the latest price and wage outlook during this one-day seminar. We will discuss the latest buying environment for commodities, wage, and other spend categories relevant to manufacturers. Topics will include metal price outlook, an update on the global trade wars, and other risks that could potentially derail the near-term price and cost outlook.

September 27 - Cost and Price Analysis Training
The one-day workshop delivers hands-on training on how to build cost models to represent the client's spend categories. Cost models are used by categories managers to quantify how much their products should cost and have proven to be an effective negotiation factor with suppliers. Analysts from IHS Markit will lead a one-day workshop on cost modeling. Attendees will leave the workshop with at least one cost models built by the end of the day and the skills to do this with confidence on their own in the future.

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