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Advanced Purchasing Dynamics (APD) is a consulting and technology firm focused on cost and collaboration in the manufacturing supply chain. Founded in 2004 by Jeoff Burris to feed his passion for understanding costs and working collaboratively with suppliers, APD has a history of helping clients ﬁnd answers to four fundamental cost questions:
What does it cost?
What should it cost?
What is the plan to close the gap?
What is the plan to reduce the should-be cost?
APD is working with their clients to answer these questions and plot the course for Purchasing 4.0 where vast sums of cost and pricing data are leveraged with AI and machine learning to provide predictive cost and pricing analytics.
The Profitability Analytics Center of Excellence (PACE), is a nonprofit collaboration of practitioner and academics working together to help management accountants and the broader business community recognize the need for improved information for internal decision support. To that end we develop profitability analytics resources.
SAVE International is the premier international society devoted to advancing and promoting the Value Methodology (VM). Also known as Value Engineering, Value Analysis or Value Management, the VM process can optimize projects, processes and product development in significant ways. Through this process, companies and government agencies regularly decrease costs, increase profits, improve quality and performance, and enhance customer satisfaction. SAVE International provides its members education and training, publications, certification, promotional tools, networking and recognition. Its certification program is the industry standard for recognizing competence in the practice of the Value Methodology (VM).