Procurement Strategy And E-Procurement Training

In today’s environment, there are ever greater demands on purchasing staff to ensure that procurement is transparent and audited. At the same time there are real opportunities to create more efficient processes and reduce costs.

This course has been designed to ensure participants become confident in Procurement strategy. It equips attendees with a suitable framework and range of tools and methodologies in order to create a procurement strategy which suits theirs company’s requirements.

By the end of the course attendees will be able to:

  • Create a supply base strategy
  • Create a procurement strategy
  • Plan a tender
  • Create tender documentation
  • Understand supplier management and how it may be applied to their company

Who will benefit from this course?

This course is aimed at all staff who have a role in the purchasing process, be they responsible for purchasing strategy, buyers or involved in the specification of goods or services.

Here’s the workshop agenda:

Creating a procurement strategy

  • Purchasing versus ordering
  • Specification responsibilities
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • An objective environment
  • Auditing the process

Creating a supply base strategy

  • The supply environment
  • How many suppliers
  • Strategic and non-core suppliers
  • The right relationship length

Setting the level of relationship

  • The supplier environment
  • What the client should expect from the supplier
  • What the supplier should expect from the client
  • A commercial or legal agreement?
  • Service level requirements
  • Ensuring the service level agreement is measurable and enforceable
  • The right relationship length

Planning a tender

  • Common tender strategies
  • Planning the process
  • Different formats of communication
  • Creating tender paperwork

Running a tender

  • Specification
  • Bidding
  • Bid analysis
  • Awarding the tender

Creating a supplier management strategy

  • Why measure suppliers
  • Setting key performance indicators
  • Measuring suppliers to the appropriate level
  • Delegation and relationships
  • Using information internally

Supplier reviews

  • Systems to ensure the review is worthwhile
  • Setting the agenda
  • Following on from the review

At the end of the course participants will be asked to fill in an action plan of how they intend to change their print and paper specification as a result of the course and this can be fed back to management if requested.

For further information
Please contact Matthew Parker at Print & Procurement on 0845 6521572

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