Purchasing and procurement functions are about much more than bringing goods and services into an organisation. They are the foundation of strong, collaborative relationships with suppliers.
Since many companies source products from around the globe more frequently than ever, a procurement manager needs strong capabilities. These skills cannot just be learned on the job: they need to be taught. As well, the value of procurement is now recognised as an integral part of cost control within the organisation.
In this course, you’ll learn the basics of procurement, including what a supply chain looks like, the purchasing cycle, essential tools and strategies for making the best purchasing relationships work, managing bids, and more.
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know other participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Participants will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
Supply Chain Management Basics
The complexities of supply chain management are constantly evolving and they are discussed, along with related terms, in this session.
The Purchasing Cycle
This session covers topics related to the purchasing cycle such as how to introduce predictability, processes, and structure.
Participants will stock their toolkits in this session with the items they need to make their way through purchasing. They will learn about essentials such as how to calculate costs and pricing, supplier evaluation methods, negotiation techniques, and interview skills.
Managing Competitive Bids
Getting the best bid for their purchasing requirements is vital for participants which looks at using requests for qualifications and proposals. Contract development and ethics also get a thorough consideration here as well.
Improving Efficiency and Accuracy
Help your participants find suppliers that are as dedicated to efficiency and fiscal responsibility as they are with the skills covered in this session. Here, they will learn the basics of managing supplier performance, controlling quality, and setting delivery standards.
Analysing and Reducing Risk in the Supply Chain
This session will help participants get comfortable talking about calculated risks and making good decisions in the purchasing process. Agile procurement is covered as well.
Managing Internal Relationships
Procurement should be looked at as an integral part of any business. That concept is looked at here with a discussion of procurement’s role in an organisation, and how cross-functional teams can assist in getting the desired results.
Tools of the Trade
Errors, waste, and unnecessary repetition can all be eliminated from the procurement system with the effective implementation of digital tools. In this session participants are introduced to the helpful tools and e-commerce techniques. They will also learn and how to evaluate their departments for successful efficiency.
At the end of the course, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
For details on the differences between “in-house” and “all-inclusive” please see below
We’re keen to ensure that all the participants get the most out of the day, so ideally, we would love to have a room that has natural daylight, space to move, sit and write / work in small groups and utilise the wall space.
It helps to have the equipment provided but we can provide screen, projectors, flip charts and sound etc.
The “in-house” price includes training materials for all participants and a brilliant trainer… come coach… come facilitator.
The price excludes facilitator travel / accommodation (if required) and VAT.
Quite simply, we take all the hassle, stress and time required to organise your course off-site.
We will provide;
We think this is great value and ideal for companies who do not have the resource or time to organise the training.
Please see “Terms” for specific details on our all-inclusive offer.
Full Course Terms and Conditions are available upon request and are provided during the booking process.
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Back to School allows every learner to create a personal “school” timetable based on the learning topics / lessons they need the most. They just attend the classes and then go back to work, minimising time away from the day job whilst picking up top tips on personal effectiveness, soft skills and leadership / management.
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We are currently offering qualifications from Levels 3 to 6