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The International Institute for Advanced Purchasing & Supply (IIAPS) is dedicated to the raising of international standards in purchasing and supply management so that real business value is delivered to organisations through advanced learning.
IIAPS offers a unique approach to advanced learning in category management and strategic sourcing that is based on the development and implementation of real-life category sourcing strategies.
The development of these real-time strategies is based on the application of best practice theory and the most advanced sourcing tools and techniques. This is the core of the training and 'learning by doing' adopted during the Institute's International Green, Red and Black Belts in Advanced Purchasing & Supply. Completion of these three Belts results in life-time Full Professional Membership of the Institute (MIIAPS).
The case for placing students on the courses of study is compelling (see below), as it provides and immediate ROI and enhanced VFM delivery for sponsoring organisations with fully embedded learning. This real business value is delivered at minimal cost and impact on day-to-day operations.
Clients sponsoring students on the IIAPS Belts qualifications normally recoup all of the costs of the course of study, and much more, through improvements in real business value after sourcing strategy implementation. On completion of their studies, successful students can also deliver an ongoing stream of future value improvement initiatives, as they act as internal consultants, facilitators and mentors to other internal category strategies.
It is also important to understand that this is a unique training course because students will be taking only five days out of their normal working time for the Green Belt, and none for the Red Belt or Black Belt courses of study. The rest of their time dedicated to the course of study is part of their normal workload as category sourcing strategy leaders, managing 'real-time' sourcing strategies.
The IIAPS philosophy, as always, is to deliver exceptional business value and immediate ROI for the client by transferring advanced knowledge and understanding to them, so that they can transform their current competencies as quickly as possible while focusing continuously on 'real-time' business issues.
Having benchmarked hundreds of organisations globally it is clear that there is considerable disquiet amongst those funding PSCM Training Courses and Qualifications for their staff. They consider this training:
Given these concerns about the effectiveness and efficacy (value for money) of these approaches, the case for selecting our unique approach to advanced learning in category management and strategic sourcing is compelling:
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