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I’m Adam Kwitko a Bilingual SAP Certified Associate, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and certified Microsoft Office Specialist in Excel and Access.My professional background consists of over six years of event operations and marketing experience: coordinating logistics, procurement, inventory management and communications for multiple mass participant events, ranging from 300 to 14,000 members in Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. These various positions and contracts have enabled me develop advanced Excel proficiency building sales, forecasting and inventory reports using complex excel formulas including if statements, vlookups, sumifs and Excel functions including pivot tables,SEE DETAILS <span class="mo...

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Excel, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management

In all likelihood, your first encounter with a balanced scorecard would have been your report card, where individual school projects, tests and exams were given a certain weight in accordance to their level of importance. In purchasing, this tool is put to practice in supplier selection and supplier evaluation. It is used to avoid risk, reduce costs, mitigate rogue or maverick purchasing and ultimately aid in the selection of the most qualified good or service provider. Performance metrics are listed in columns and are then scored using a standard numericalSEE DETAILS

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Excel, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management

In all likelihood, your first encounter with a balanced scorecard would have been your report card, where individual school projects, tests and exams were given a certain weight in accordance to their level of importance. In purchasing, this tool is put to use in supplier selection and in supplier evaluation. It is used to avoid risk, reduce costs, mitigate rogue or maverick purchasing and ultimately aid in the selection of the most qualified good or service provider. Performance metrics are listed in columns and are then scored using a standardSEE DETAILS

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Purchasing

The purchasing department is in a strong position to leverage cost savings into profit. The profit leverage effect dictates that reducing operating expenses is more efficient than increasing sales. Situated at the beginning of the production process of a product or service, the procurement stage is in an excellent position to reduce overall costs, especially in the short term. This is why companies often resort to reducing headcount when they run into financial difficulties. Reducing operating costs is the fastest way to produce a short-term impact on the bottom line. WithSEE DETAILS

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Purchasing, Supply Chain Management

Purchasing supply chain management software is challenging as just like the supply chain, it includes a number of moving parts, departments and changing regions. When you migrate to a new software platform, all your stakeholders are affected. Why do we buy software in the first place? The purchasing decision is not really about the software itself. It’s about the issue that the software will solve, or at least, you hope it will solve.  In the context of a complex supply chain, here are some common goals which those in theSEE DETAILS

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