Commerce Edge Training offers a range of short courses (Accredited and Non-accredited) to enhance skills and increase Supply Chain and Procurement competence in the workplace. These courses are regularly presented publicly and can also be tailored for companies as in-house options. Here are some of our most popular courses:
Preferential Procurement Policy in line with the PPPFAct2000 and PPR2022
POPI Act eLearning
Compliance to the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) is becoming imperative in the work environment. It has an impact on all businesses in South Africa, because even if a business does not use personal information in its day-to-day activities,...
Supply Chain Operations (Finance Planning and Inventory) (2 Days)
The course assists with aspects of integrating procurement into a larger supply chain and managing the chain, end-to-end. It builds delegates’ understanding of the world of strategy, costing, inventory and planning in the context of the supply chain operations.
Demand Planning and Management (2 Days)
This workshop provides insight into the complexities and processes of demand planning and management and will introduce solid demand management and forecasting processes along with the tools and resources required to achieve significant savings on inventory cost while maintaining great...
Achieving Operational Excellence in the Supply Chain (2 Days)
If your objectives are to reduce costs beyond procurement savings, then this workshop will assist you to have a global view of costs across the value chain.
Operations Management for the Procurement Professional
Delegates attending this course will be brought up to speed in the objectives and activities of operations planning and control (OPC), designing and managing operations networks, the Total Quality Management (TQM) approach to improvement, and business process re-engineering (BPR) tools.
Intermediate Microsoft Excel (1 Day)
This Excel Series is sustainable development training for Microsoft Excel users designed to improve the individual's Excel skills from basic use to the application and development of intermediate mechanisms. The Excellence Series is designed to equip all employees, including managers...
Advanced Bid Evaluation Committee (1 Day)
The workshop will draw on the practical experience of the facilitators, reference local court cases, and internationally accepted practices by other public sectors. This will all be done in the context of the legislative framework within which PFMA, MFMA, and...
SAP Procurement Performance Optimisation (1 Day)
This 1-day high-impact workshop will show you how you can easily measure buyer performance from your existing SAP System.
The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) (1 Day)
Understand how to manage the personal information you collect to comply with the law, address your customers’ demands and protect your organisation. The session is tailored to the attendees – we ask you questions in advance so that we know...
Advanced Microsoft Excel (1 Day)
Sustainable development training for Microsoft Excel users to improve the individual’s skills in applications and development of advanced mechanisms. It is assumed that delegates have background training and experience with Basic Microsoft Excel. The Excellence Series is designed to equip...
Optimising Warehouse Performance (2 Days)
This workshop will equip warehouse personnel with the skills and knowledge they require in order to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of processes within their warehouses: from the fundamentals of warehouse management and warehouse management systems to performance and information...
Logistics Management (2 Days)
This workshop will build your understanding of the complexities of logistics management and planning by introducing the processes used, including outsourcing, network design, and distribution centre management. Through developing knowledge of the tools available, the obstacles in the process, and...
Policy Development (1 Day)
In this course we break down the process of policy development into simple steps so that even someone who has no prior experience in developing policies will have an effective basis from which to work. Policies are a tool for...
Conflict Management (1 Day)
Often overlooked inter-personal differences are a key driver to poor supply chain performance. This practical approach to conflict resolution will assist you in setting the pace and mode for a collaborative and constructive working environment. The course initially expounds on...
Business Process Analyst (2 Days)
The shift from a traditional functional focus to a process focus has changed the way we have to approach optimisation in any organisation. Business Analysts have to provide, to a large extent, the necessary guidance to a business in where...
Warehouse Operations Excellence Skills training course
Excellent warehouse management will ensure that the product gets to the customer on time/in full (OTIF), to the right place, in the right condition, with the right paperwork and at the right cost. Without proper warehouse management, this critical value...
Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management (2 Days)
Learn about determining strategic priorities in the supply chain, agility, adaptability, and alignment and implementation thereof, process frameworks, supply chain metrics, relationships, and service level agreements required with suppliers. "Supply chains compete, not companies" - Martin Christopher -
Supply Chain Fundamentals – Supply Chain Management Business Context (2 Days)
This course aims to define two distinct areas that are overlooked within a supply chain but which are of great importance - Supply Chain Technology and Supplier Relationship Management, which includes the general procurement theme. Understand and identify the different...
Supply Chain Fundamentals – Integrating Supply Chains (2 Days)
The course is designed to help delegates understand the importance of integration between functional silos inside the business and how to break down walls and cross the divide between functions, business boundaries, and the larger value chain. "Supply Chain Management...
Contract Management and SLAs Training Course
In this training course, you will review a step-by-step approach to develop contracts and service level agreements (SLAs) and manage them throughout their lifecycles in a world-class procurement organization. Learn about leading practices in pre-contract planning: strategizing; avoiding legal challenges...
National Treasury Approved – Public Sector Procurement and Supply Chain Qualifications
QUALIFICATIONS, ENDORSEMENTS, RECOGNITION, ARTICULATION AND CERTIFICATION The following NQF 5-7 Qualifications have been endorsed National Treasury and recognised by the International Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). Students who complete levels 6 and 7 are able to apply...
Enterprise and Supplier Development for Procurement Professionals (3 Days)
This programme capacitates practitioners and procurement focusing on ESD. You will be equipped with in-depth knowledge and practical skills to develop innovative enterprise and supplier development (ESD) solutions for your organization, clients and suppliers. Learn principles to create innovative approaches...
Critical Procurement Negotiation Skills Training Course
"In business, you don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate!" This is an extensive and strategic two-day training course to obtain power negotiation skills, specifically designed for the Procurement environment. Developed in partnership with The Negotiation Academy...
Practical Procurement Training Course
Gain a broader, practical understanding of the procurement process. This practical workshop provides a knowledge base for people new to, or without a formal qualification in, Procurement. It covers the essential groundwork (processes and disciplines) for effective buying and price...
Strategic Sourcing and Category Management Training Course
Strategic Sourcing is a process that reduces cost and optimises supply performance while continuing to meet the business objectives of your organisation. Learn how to align sourcing initiatives within your organisational strategy and enable procurement to play a more strategic...
Preferential Procurement – B-BBEE (1 Day)
Preferential Procurement gives rise to several important questions and implications for the procurement fraternity. Revisions to the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice are driving procurement strategy. Learn more about the impact and the far-reaching implications of the new Codes.
Tender Specification Writing for Procurement
Tender specifications communicate and translate specific requirements for a product or service. The intention is to prompt a response that meets the desired requirements and fulfills all requested obligations, in a timeous submission. This course covers the organising of specifications,...
Negotiations Skills for Procurement Professionals (2 Days)
In this interactive and practical workshop, delegates will learn negotiations skills for procurement and to secure better value. Through role-play and case studies, they will become familiar with the negotiations process and how to apply the fundamental principles in a...
Finance for Procurement Professionals (2 Days)
Procurement Professionals manage many and varied suppliers and are required to assess each of them based on financial information, such as performing financial appraisals using a range of financial performance and efficiency ratios. Finance for procurement professionals will assist you...
Managing Total Cost of Ownership – TCO (1 Day)
If you are optimizing an area of spend, the tools in this Managing Total Cost of Ownership - TCO - course will be crucial: document step-by-step the lifecycle of any goods or services purchased. Analyze the costs throughout the lifecycle,...
Legal Aspects in Procurement Training Course
When considering the legal aspects in purchasing and supply management, can you correctly interpret the intentions behind supplier contract clauses? Do you understand the legal implications of orders, invoices and delivery notices? What are your pre-and post-contract award obligations from...
Effective Tendering and Supplier Management (2 Days)
Your tendering and supplier performance management efforts should not only focus on cost, delivery and communication, especially if continual improvement of key suppliers is crucial to your competitiveness. In our Effective Tendering and Supplier Management course, become aware of what...
Ethics in Procurement and Supply Chain Management (1 Day)
In today’s business climate Procurement and greater Supply Chain staff are frequently exposed to ethical traps and pitfalls, yet there are still many organisations that do not have a written ethics policy. This course aims to instill the values of...
Supervisory Skills for Procurement Managers (2 Days)
This course equips those who have been entrusted with the responsibility of leading, directing, and motivating others with the necessary skills, knowledge, and competencies required to dramatically influence employee performance and behaviour.
Introduction to Supplier Relationship Management (2 Days)
In this course, we will cover guidelines on dealing with unacceptable behaviour and demonstrating understanding through role-playing/feedback sessions based on Procurement and Supply Chain case studies, understanding the various management styles and recognising your personal style, applying the role of...
Value Analysis/Value Engineering for Supply Chain Professionals (1 Day)
This workshop equips delegates to be able to recognise opportunities for Value Analysis (VA) and Value Engineering (VE) projects to be established and to be able to participate effectively in any VA/VE project in the future. Delegates gain learnings from...
Communication Intelligence for Procurement Professionals (2 Days)
With years of procurement training and experience under their belts, procurement professionals may still conclude below-average deals. Top procurement achievers achieve their successes not only through the strict application of procurement policies and methods but because they have realized that...
Developing a World-Class Procurement Strategy (2 Days)
Presented in the context of world-class procurement "leading practice" and the government Supply Chain Management Framework, this procurement leadership seminar will teach you how, as a public or private sector procurement leader, developing a world-class procurement strategy can transform your...
Leading and Influencing the Procurement Environment (2 Days)
Learn how to motivate and support supply chain members and stakeholders in achieving objectives and success. Leading and influencing the procurement environment can maximise the potential of your organisation, through effective leadership in a variety of contexts, including through change,...
Selling the Procurement Business Case (2 Days)
Selling the procurement business case changes the business community’s biased vision of your procurement solutions. Help them understand the Procurement function’s capability to influence company profit and the function's focus on areas where the value lies. Generate more interest in...
Fundamentals Of Purchasing and World Class Procurement (2 Days)
How does the purchasing cycle, supply chain management, supplier assessment, bid management, sourcing and strategic sourcing all fit in the latest procurement trends? This session on the fundamentals of purchasing and world class procurement discusses where procurement leading practices are...
Procurement Analytics Training Course
Procurement is a key enabler in achieving corporate objectives. Do you fully understand the concept of value and how the procurement function can create value for your organization? This is a 3-day practical and interactive workshop where our subject matter expert will...
Fundamentals of Stores and Stock Control Training Course
The Fundamentals of Stores and Stock Control training course introduces the essential concepts of stock control. It develops your understanding of the requirements of the function and how to implement essential tools to effectively manage a warehouse and stores. The...
Public Sector Asset and Asset Disposal Management for SCM (2 Days)
This dynamic programme in Public Sector Asset Management is specifically tailored for SCM professionals and practitioners. The workshop has been aligned with the National Treasury's Learning Curriculum for Supply Chain Management in the Public Sector
Preventing Fraud and Corruption Public Sector Training Course
An effective and efficient public service is undermined by acts of poor ethics and corruption. Corruption and inefficient government bureaucracy pose significant risks in the South African public service and, to a great extent, Supply Chain Management (SCM) officials and...
Local Production and Local Content – Refresher (Half Day)
This workshop will recap the key compliance requirement of the Regulations and the various Instructions and ensure an increased level of awareness amongst SCM role-players.
Developing Objective Criteria in Terms of Section 2(1)(F) of the PPPFA (Half Day)
Whilst this requirement has been in place since 2001, the latest Regulations require that the “organ of state must stipulate the objective criteria in the tender documents”. Universal principles supported by National Treasury’s guidelines require that “functionality and any element...
Testing Market Related Pricing and Preparing for Market Related Price Negotiations (Half Day)
This regulation implies that organs of state will have to test that the price is indeed market-related. How do public sector role-players determine if the price is market-related? How is the “market” defined and how does one demonstrate that the price...
Time Management (1 Day)
Delegates will develop a comprehensive understanding of the various components required for effective time management. They will be discussed in the context of the procurement environment and its demands.
Integrated Physical Asset Management “Iso 55000” (2 Days)
A robust, integrated asset management system is the only way to ensure that: Service delivery and production managers have confidence in production capacity, product quality, cost of production and company image. Future refurbishment and replacement costs are predictable; the way...
Risk Management in Procurement (1 Day)
Procurement and Supply Chain Management risks can be detrimental to your organization. Mishaps often radiate and spin out of control and are only identified long after they originated, with far more progressive consequences than initially anticipated. You will gain practical...
Project Management For Procurement Professionals
Learn the core principles of effective project management and more specifically its application in the procurement environment. How to structure programmes, implement effectively and ensure delivery, all within the context of world-class procurement leading practice. Deliver your Procurement projects on...
Revised Preferential Procurement Regulations (PPPFA) (1 Day)
This is an implementation workshop covering the application and implications of the new PPPFA Preferential Procurement Regulations and the latest instructions issued by National Treasury. It delves into the treatment of ‘designated industries’ that apply to all government departments and...
Developing Effective and Compliant Bid Specifications (2 Days)
The legislative context under which Bid Invitations fall (the PFMA, MFMA, SCM Regulations, PPPFA, and the B-BBEE Empowerment Act) can be complex, misunderstood or misinterpreted. This course unpacks the key elements for the development of effective and compliant bid specifications,...
Public Sector Supply Chain Management (2 Days)
Implementing a compliant and effective supply chain management system in a national, or Section 3A, 3B and 3D organization means grappling with demand management, acquisition management, logistics management, disposal management, risk management, and performance management.
Implementing the Three Bid Committees (2 Days)
The three Bid Committees play a paramount role in selecting and awarding work to suppliers: members of the Bid Committees influence the quality of the specification that is issued to potential suppliers; evaluate the submissions to ensure fairness and appropriateness...
Deviations from Open Competitive Bidding (1 Day)
The National Treasury SCM Instruction Note 3 of 2016/2017 requires that PFMA organisations obtain prior “approval” from the relevant treasury prior to deviating from competitive bidding when the requirement is not an emergency and not the sole source. This half-day...
Asset Management in the Public Sector (2 Days)
Understand the public sector asset management lifecycle and how effective management within each component can significantly contribute to bottom line savings and structure your asset management process. Gain a step-by-step implementation approach, assisting you to implement an asset management programme...
Throughout the world CIPS qualifications are recognised as driving leading edge thinking and professionalism in procurement. MCIPS is recognised worldwide as the standard for top quality procurement professionals.
We offer five qualifications to support your professional development in procurement and supply. Upon successful completion of the Diploma, Advanced and Professional Diplomas and in conjunction with three years' experience in a role of responsibility in procurement and supply, you may apply for full membership of CIPS to use the designatory letters, MCIPS.
Commerce Edge is the first approved education and training provider for the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in South Africa.
CILT qualifications include:
L2 which is an introductory international Certificate in Logistics and Transport.
L3 is an international Certificate in Logistics and Transport.
L5 is an international Diploma in Logistics and Transport.
L6 is an international Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport.
A range of CILT short Course are also available.
Whether you're considering a career in Procurement or already working in the field, you'll know that procurement professionals need to integrate and collaborate within the Supply Chain to increase their value to the organisation.
Being qualified in Procurement within the supply chain context positions professionals well and allows them to explore career opportunities in other parts of the Supply Chain.
A learnership is a work-based learning programme that leads to an NQF accredited qualification. Learnerships are directly linked to a specific vocation, such as a Procurement Officer or Project Manager. A learnership is a tripartite agreement between the learner, their employer and a registered training provider. Learnerships are available for people who have obtained an NQF Level 4 Qualification at a school, A college or similar.
We are an accredited training provider for the learnership in Generic Management on NQF Level 5. Talk to us about how we can assist your company and employees to complete their learnerships in Generic Management practically through an integrated work experience.
Our accreditation as training provider also extends to the Procurement and Supply Chain sectors for the learnership in Supply Chain Management on NQF Level 5. Talk to us about how we can assist your company and employees to complete their learnerships in Supply Chain Management practically, whilst accumulating world-class experience and gaining the required knowledge and competence.
TERTIARY QUALIFICATIONS AND DEGREES
We represent the Supply Chain Faculty for the Da Vinci Institute as well as the IMM Graduate School. In collaboration with these universities, we offer the following degrees:
in Supply Chain
BCom Business Management with specialisation in Supply Chain
BCom (HONS) in Supply Chain Management
EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME IN PROCUREMENT
The University of Stellenbosch Business School Executive Development (USB-ED) and Commerce Edge offer an Executive Development Programme in Procurement and Supply Chain Leadership.
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