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CPDUnderstand the end-to-end process and gain a toolkit of practical procurement techniques

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic fundamentals of the procurement cycle and how each phase contributes to the effective management of the supply chain function, enabling you to do your job better
  • Identify when to apply a range of purchasing tools and techniques
  • Understand the need for the involvement of procurement in specification development and build a basic understanding of the category sourcing process
  • Undertake supplier appraisal, develop a post tender appraisal and develop tender/RFQ templates
  • Know the difference between performance and supplier relationship management, and how to effectively manage termination.
Date: Tuesday 03 March 2015
Venue: De Vere Devonport House
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £251.00 per person
  Non-members - £279.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Thursday 26 February 2015

Practise and apply negotiation theory in a safe environment using practical exercises

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Assess the most appropriate approach to different types of negotiation
  • Understand critical steps throughout each phase of the negotiation
  • Negotiate improved supply arrangements using the processes and techniques you have developed and practiced
  • Drive better deals for your organisation.

 

Please note that this is a two day training course.

Date: Tuesday 03 March 2015
Venue: De Vere Devonport House
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £674.00 per person
  Non-members - £749.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Thursday 26 February 2015

The fundamentals of negotiation – the effective skills, techniques and tactics needed for positive outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Plan and prepare for a negotiation
  • Know when to use a range of persuasion tools and deploy appropriate tactics
  • Understand your own negotiation style and how to develop that of others
  • Help your organisation to improve savings yield, mitigate risk and hence increase contribution to the bottom line.
Date: Wednesday 04 March 2015
Venue: De Vere Devonport House
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £251.00 per person
  Non-members - £279.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Friday 27 February 2015

CPDA different skills set is needed to buy services – this is how to acquire it

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify opportunities for value enhancement, improving supplier delivery in relation to business objectives and maintaining the quality of service delivery
  • Understand the key differences and approaches to buying services
  • Try out your learning on your next services purchase through syndicate exercises and case studies
  • Be confident in interpreting supplier objectives and be better equipped to explore service delivery cost drivers.
Date: Thursday 05 March 2015
Venue: Radisson BLU Holloway Circus
Address: BIRMINGHAM
Fee: Members - £431.00 per person
  Non-members - £479.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Saturday 28 February 2015

CPDHow to construct legally binding contracts

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic fundamentals of contract law and management within the supply chain function
  • Develop robust contracts with a focus on mitigating risk and improving overall effectiveness/contribution to your organisation’s bottom line.
  • Reduce the incidence of rising costs.
Date: Thursday 05 March 2015
Venue: De Vere Devonport House
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £251.00 per person
  Non-members - £279.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Saturday 28 February 2015