Introduction to Purchasing | 1 – 2 day programme

Aimed at individuals new to the purchasing function, this programme focuses on the basic principles of purchasing and clarifies all stages of the purchasing process.

Participants will learn how to see the bigger picture of purchasing within the organisation and the key areas they need to focus on, in order to get the results they want.

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As a result of attending this programme participants will be able to identify the role that purchasing and supply functions play in their organisation and how they add value to the business and its performance.

  • Introduction to purchasing and supply
  • Role of purchasing and value added to business
  • The purchasing cycle
  • Planning and specifying the purchase
  • Planning purchasing activities
  • Types of specification
  • Engaging suppliers in early discussion
  • Managing the competitive bid process
  • Supplier selection
  • The tendering process
  • Evaluation criteria
  • Implementation & ethical considerations
  • Supplier performance management
  • Purchasing ethics
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