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 kilometres 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 its Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
This course uses a mixture of interactive
learning tools such as round table discussions, role playing, case
studies, individual and team exercises.
By the end of the course, participants 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 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
Improve the efficiency of the purchasing department
Buyers, senior buyers, purchasing
supervisors, purchasing managers and all other personnel who need to
understand the purchasing function.
Strategic purchasing operations
Item value analysis
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