Purchasing Management and Cost Saving Techniques

Managing the purchasing department of the 21st Century is not an easy task. Today’s global economy makes the purchasing function increasingly complicated. In this course, we will explore how to manage the various suppliers that may be located thousands of kilometers from your plant while achieving real cost savings. Furthermore, we will discover how the purchasing department fits in the overall function of the supply chain operation. Lastly, we will cover how the purchasing department should be managed properly to achieve all of its Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Awarding Body

London Institute of
Business & Technology

Duration

5 Days
25 Hours

Start Date

All Year Around

Study Mode

Classroom OR
Distance Learning

By the end of this programme, the participant will be able to:

  • Define the strategic role of the purchasing department
  • Perform accurate supplier evaluation
  • Develop effective negotiation strategies with all suppliers
  • Explain the importance of value analysis to purchasing
  • Evaluate the performance of the department using proper KPIs
  • Improve the efficiency of the purchasing department
  • The strategic function of purchasing
    • The link between the purchasing function and organizational strategy
    • Creating a purchasing mission statement
    • Matching the purchasing mission with the company’s mission
    • Writing the department’s objectives
    • Balancing quality, service and price
    • Things purchasing should strive for
    • Type O purchasing manager
    • Type S purchasing manager
  • Supplier evaluation and negotiation
    • Negotiating with suppliers
    • Power in negotiation
    • Planning for negotiation
    • The 13 powers of negotiation
    • Achieving the right agreements with suppliers
    • Factors used to evaluate suppliers on total performance
    • Ways of promoting good supplier relations
    • Creating suppliers as good partners
    • Choosing the right suppliers
  • Value analysis
    • 16 key strategic questions to ask
    • Applying the 16 strategic questions
    • How these 16 questions will reduce total cost
    • Optimizing purchasing productivity
    • Adding value as a purchasing manager
    • The 21st century purchasing manager
    • From pushing papers to strategic thinking
  • Managing and evaluating the department performance
    • Centralization versus decentralization
    • Reasons for departmental performance appraisal
    • Managing other buyers
    • Management by objectives
    • Continuous development for the buyers
    • Key Performance Indicators for purchasing
    • Choosing the right KPIs for purchasing
    • The right number of departmental KPIs
  • Improving purchasing efficiency
    • Evaluating service to end users
    • Conducting the right surveys
    • Communicating better with end users
    • Ethical behavior with suppliers
    • Ethical behavior with end users
    • Ethical behavior within the department
    • Purchasing policies and procedures
    • Training the staff

Buyers, senior buyers, purchasing supervisors, purchasing managers and all other personnel who need to understand the purchasing function.

5-day training programme – 1,790 USD

How many students are there in a classroom?

It depends on how many would enroll per intake. Even if the number of students are just 1, we still continue with the training as planned. The maximum number of students we will have in a classroom is 10.

Can I request a date that is convenient for me?

Absolutely! We will arrange the training that is convenient for you. The training date is completely customizable.

Can I change the course content?

Yes, if the contents of the course needs to be changed, please let us know. We will communicate with you and get a course outline that works for you finalized.

Does it matter which industry I work at?

It really doesn’t. We take cases and discuss them to cover your industry. If you need the course to be customized and tailored to your industry, we can also do that. You’d have to let us know in advance by filling out the form below.

(The fees include coffee breaks, study materials and working lunches daily)

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