Strategic Sourcing Academy

ADR’s Strategic Sourcing Academy

ADR’s Strategic Sourcing Academy is a blended learning experience that responds to the needs and preferred learning styles of the modern procurement professional.   This 5-Step blended learning Strategic Sourcing program includes an online skills assessment to baseline current capability (Strategic Sourcing DNA), classroom training and eLearning (using ADR’s OSCA) as detailed below:

Pre-workshop Strategic Sourcing Skills Assessment

Using ADR’s proprietary Strategic Sourcing DNA – Participants will answer questions covering all aspects of the strategic sourcing process based on their own real life experiences.

2-day Strategic Sourcing Essentials Classroom Workshop

This experiential workshop introduces participants to the 8-steps of the strategic sourcing process.  We will use the participants’ own supplier and category experiences throughout the workshop to demonstrate application the strategic sourcing process.

2-day Strategic Sourcing Advanced Classroom Workshop

This classroom workshop challenges participants to achieve higher performance from suppliers that operate in competitive supply markets in terms of cost, quality and innovation. The course deep dives into a range of sourcing thinking tools and step-by-step tactical supplier cost improvement methodologies.

2-day Strategic Sourcing Leadership Classroom Workshop

This classroom workshop challenges participants to achieve higher performance from those strategic suppliers in supply markets where there are few or no alternative supply choices.  The focus is on developing best-in-class collaborative buying approaches using “Should Cost Models” and “Could Cost” activity.  The approach will also cover stakeholder engagement and supplier development.

ADR’s Online Supply Chain Academy (ADR’s OSCA®)

ADR’s OSCA ™ is a collection of online learning courses that are aligned with ADR’s generic 8-step Strategic Sourcing Process.  Each of the OSCA modules are clearly linked in terms of approach, process, methodology and language with ADR’s skills assessment (DNA) and classroom training.  Together these 3 components make up the ADR Strategic Sourcing Academy.

Post-training skills evaluation

Participants will revisit the pre-course Strategic Sourcing DNA skills evaluation to register the uplift in their capability, as compared with their pre-workshop capabilities.