Sustained competitive
advantage depends on the
skills and the mindset of
your talent pool.



Continuous learning in and out of the classroom.

That's what we offer procurement professionals worldwide.

Our public seminars are offered throughout the year and focus on teaching our strategic cost management toolkit. In addition, we offer a free webinar series each year that acts as a forum for ACMA members to present procurement best practices taking place in their organizations along with occasional presentations by the Anklesaria Group.

To learn more about our upcoming events, do click on the links below:

Cost management is a journey toward a sustained competitive advantage for your company. Competition today exists more between strategically aligned supply chains than between individual companies. As these supply chains look for ways to differentiate themselves, technology, quality, service and timely delivery, while critical, may not be the answer. Providing all of the above at a lower cost than that of a rival supply chain will ensure long-term profitability and survival.

Unfortunately, most organizations do not have a clearly defined approach to cost management. The answer to cost pressures is often found in reactive budget cuts. This fast paced course will provide you with the processes and tools to create a structured cost management process at your company. These methodologies have been used at several world-class organizations such as Amazon, BP, Chevron, Hewlett-Packard, Hospira, Halliburton, Freeport-McMoran, IBM, Nokia, Phillips 66, Nordstrom, LG Electronics, Schlumberger, Samsung, Shell, Talisman Energy and Unilever to save billions of dollars.

Before a supply chain attempts to manage costs, it is imperative that you first understand the costs you intend to manage.

Who should attend this event

This workshop is intended for individuals from Purchasing, Supply Management, Engineering, R&D, Manufacturing, Quality, Logistics, Marketing and Finance. In fact, virtually anyone who is responsible for reducing the all-in-cost of his/her firm's materials, equipment and services should attend.

Seminar length

5 days (20 hours)


This course is worth 20 Continuing Education Hours toward ISM's Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) Program.

Program outline
Day 1

  • Overview
  • Anklesaria's Total Cost Solution Toolkit
  • Strategic Cost Management: The Concept
  • Selecting the Appropriate Cost Management Strategy
  • Understanding Supply Chain Costs

Day 2

  • Price Analysis
  • Should Cost Models

Day 3

  • Managing Costs Through The Supply Chain
  • Price Discipline

Day 4

  • Total Cost of Ownership (including make vs. buy decision)

Day 5

  • AIM&DRIVE®- Collaborative Cost Management

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Anklesaria Cost Management Alliance webinars. A great way for procurement professionals to stay up-to-date on today's supply chain issues and success stories.

Through the webinar series, participants can connect globally and obtain or share best cost management practices to improve knowledge and skill sets. Topics range from better ways to build category strategies to best practices on supply management throughout a variety of organizations. Membership is free and open to professionals in the field of supply chain management.

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Upcoming Events

Anklesaria's Total Cost Solutions Public Seminar EMEA- Instructed by Oliver Rossi
21st November 2022 -
25th November 2022
8am to 12pm CET
Anklesaria's Total Cost Solutions Public Seminar USA- Instructed by Jimmy Anklesaria
17th October 2022 -
21st October 2022
8am to 12pm Pacific Time