Practical Procurement Training Course

This course utilizes case studies and group work for experiential learning, focusing on procurement’s core competencies.

DATE

27 May 2024 – 28 May 2024

CLOSING DATE FOR REGISTRATION

20 May 2024

COURSE VENUE

Online

COST

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WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE

Explore procurement’s core skills and gain a practical understanding of the procurement process during this educational journey. Through real-world case studies and group exercises, you’ll engage in hands-on learning.

Designed for those new to the field or lacking a formal procurement qualification, this hands-on workshop establishes a solid knowledge foundation. It lays the essential groundwork by exploring key processes and disciplines, enabling you to excel in the art of effective purchasing and adept price negotiations.

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WHAT DOES THIS COURSE COVER?

  • A knowledge base for people new to, or without a formal qualification in, procurement:
  • The nature of the buying function
  • The importance of buying for business enterprises
  • Differentiation between the management of the traditional buying function and the management of an integrated approach.
  • The buying cycle
  • Different levels of buying, planning and objectives:
  • Strategic, functional and tactical buying and planning
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of centralised and decentralised buying
  • Benchmarking in buying and the benchmarking process:
  • The nature and categories of benchmarking
  • Implementing a benchmarking process
  • Identify the characteristics of a good supplier
  • Identifying the key criteria for supplier evaluation: service, flexibility, time, delivery, price, cost and structure, quality and financial status
  • Appreciate methods used in supplier evaluation and recognise the need for supplier certification
  • Differentiate between buyer / supplier relationships and supplier relationship management
  • Identify the different types of contracts in buyer / supplier relationships
  • Define and understand buyer ethics
  • Determining price and using price analysis as a method to determine prices
  • Types of negotiation, stages of negotiation and buying from small businesses and BEE enterprises

IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?

Career roles we recommend this course for:

  • Junior Buyers
  • Purchasing Clerks
  • anyone new to the Procurement profession

YOUR COURSE FACILITATOR

Commerce Edge

Commerce Edge has been a leading provider of World Class Procurement and Supply Chain training since 2001. We have trained hundreds of public and private sector organisations and over 10,000 individuals on various aspects of World Class Procurement, Logistics, Operations and Planning in the context of the wider Supply Chain.

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