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Strategic Procurement Skills.

A longer-term procurement strategy is an essential requirement for any business.  This means developing a coherent plan for a minimum of 12 months and ensuring that the resources and skills are in place to deliver the vision

A 2-day course.

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Venue: Supply Chain Academy, Upminster, London (UK) Fee: £695 plus VAT - Book 4 delegates or more and save 20%

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A two-day course that covers the essential elements of strategy development, implementation and management. This course is particularly relevant for procurement managers and directors who have responsibility for delivering and implementing cost saving programmes and business improvements.

Equip your experienced procurement staff with:
  • the ability to identify practical ways to add value to the business
  • the knowledge to develop and operate Vendor Base Management and Supplier Development systems
A strategic approach to procurement can give organisations a competitive advantage by maximising benefits received in return for spend.

This course is designed for procurement managers / directors and operations managers in any business sector
At the end of the course participants will be able to:
  • Develop a strategic procurement plan to deliver real benefits for an organisation.
  • Understand the importance of forecasting and matching the supply and demand of the organisation’s products / services.
  • Apply procurement analysis tools to inform the procurement strategy.
  • Appreciate the principles of category management.
  • Carry out an audit of procurement competencies and capabilities. 
  • Develop a good quality procurement plan that will meet the expectations of all stakeholders.
  • Develop appropriate KPI’s to manage and monitor the plan.
  • Understand the importance of contract management activities.
  • Be aware of ways in which efficiency improvements might be identified and implemented.
Topics Covered Day 1
  • The business environment
  • The principles around procurement strategy and planning.
  • Segmentation tools and analysis.
  • Category management principles.
  • Forecasting and demand management.
  • Cost reduction planning and implementation
  • Procurement case study
 Topics Covered Day 2
  • International procurement.
  • International sourcing – risks and benefits.
  • Managing stakeholders.
  • Management of change.
  • Supply chain management.
  • Case study.
  • Feedback on Case study.
  • Course closure and depart.
This course is intended to be hands on and will be in the form of a workshop so delegates will have the opportunity to practice their strategic planning skills. There will be appropriate case studies and group work.
This course is available for in-house delivery if required.

This course will be conducted in the English language.

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Just a few of the companies that have sent people on this course.

Uniserve Limited
Seaweld Engineering Ltd, Ghana

The following companies have had this course delivered as in-house training.

Uniserve Limited
Lukoil Overseas, UAE

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