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Purchasing Excellence in the Chemical Industry

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This class is a supplement to the Petrochemical Industry fundamentals training course, and is designed for purchasers of chemicals and chemically dependent materials, components and systems. It provides insights on how prices of key raw materials are set and a discussion of tools available for buyers of these products. The class reviews pricing concepts relevant to the chemical industry and inputs used by suppliers to set prices. It also examines the pricing dynamics and price setting mechanisms for selected products. Other topics include trends affecting chemical pricing, raw material sourcing strategy considerations, and a discussion of selected case studies.

This course is designed for anyone who wants an overview of strategic sourcing in the petrochemical industry, from industry newcomers to experienced professionals needing a refresher on this topic. The course should be of interest to purchasing professionals and others involved in sourcing key chemical related products, as well as individuals seeking a deeper understanding of chemical industry dynamics.

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