Practical Purchasing Skills - theory, practice and techniques.
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Practical Purchasing Skills - theory, practice and techniques.

The "why" and the "how" of the total purchasing process.

A 5-day course

This course concentrates on the underlying principles involved in buying goods or services. Using numerous exercises and case studies it provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of the procurement process.

It is intended for participants who are absolute beginners as well as for those with some experience but who have who have received no previous formal purchasing training.

Topics covered will include:
- The procurement function contribution to the business
- The concept of supply chains
- Vendor base management
- Supplier appraisal
- Specification
- Catalogues and codes
- Standardisation and Variety control
- Bidding and Tendering processes
- Supplier relationships
- Vendor management and development
- Pricing structures and strategies
- Inventory management.

Participants will also develop an awareness of total cost of ownership, procurement targeting, sustainability and environmental management.

 
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Duration5 days
 
£2,635
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Bookings Helpline: 01933 233884 (Monday to Thursday - 8:00am to 5:30pm and Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm).