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Published on: Jan, 20, 2011

Managers must ensure that appropriate personnel receive periodic training with respect to the organization’s ethical and professional standards. Supply managers should ensure that their personnel receive training on current thinking and techniques in the areas of requirements planning, source selection, pricing, cost analysis, negotiation and supply management as well as ethical and professional standards.

Some examples of types of training in organizations:

Cross-Training: The providing of training or experience in several different areas, e.g., training an employee on several machines rather than one. Cross-training provides backup workers in case the primary operator is unavailable.
On-the-Job Training (OJT): Learning the skills and necessary related knowledge useful for the job at the place of work or possibly while at work.

Sources: Dobler, D.W., & Burt, D.N. (1996). Purchasing and supply management. (6th ed.). New York: McGraw Hill.
http://www.apics.org/ (10th ed.)

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