CoursePurchasing for Purchasing Professionals
Venue: Commerce House, Festival Park, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 5BE
Trainer: Robert Adams
The nature of purchasing is changing fast. More people recognise the impact the process has on an organisation or company's prosperity in ever increasing competitive markets. In particular, purchasing is increasingly becoming an area of work that can contribute to real competitive advantage by controlling costs and getting value for money. Changes in business such as "Quality Management" have created a need for a different approach to purchasing. This has led to new tasks for buyers in the need to focus on more than just price as a measure. In addition more and more successful organisations form strategic partnerships with their key customers which mean that buyers have a new role to play as supplier managers.It is important therefore, that the people involved at all levels in a procurement process understand the requirements of modern purchasing, the changes in business that affect purchasing decisions and the role of the buyer.
To understand the role and scope of purchasing and the competitive advantage that can be gained by understanding buying skills, strategies and procedures, for purchases typically below £10,000 per item or service.
By the end of the event delegates will have an overview of buying processes and knowledge of what needs to be done to effectively operate as a modern buyer.
- The role and scope of purchasing professionals
- Developing strategy and procurement objectives
- Deciding what to buy, preparing a specification and setting standards
- Finding, assessing, selecting and managing suppliers
- Determining price
- Competitive benchmarking
- Managing performance, price / quality / deliverability / error rates
- Quality and continuous improvement
The event would be delivered using, wherever possible, real work examples from the delegates own organisation.
Course Date: 19 July 2012 Cost For Members: £185.00 + VAT Cost For Non-Members: £230.00 + VAT
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