Sourcing

Sourcing seeks to find, evaluate and engage suppliers to achieve cost savings and best value for goods and services which can be done through a tender process. Factors such as reliability, quality, flexibility and capacity are considered in the tendering process alongside price.

Approaches to strategic sourcing and category management

CPD 2This module introduces you to the main approaches that can be adopted to develop strategic sourcing and category management for a mix of procurement expenditures. It also includes the skills needed to implement these approaches.

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Compliance with the sourcing process

CPD 2This module considers the main techniques for supplier development to improve supply chains. As well as considering the value of the right supplier relationships, it also covers technology developments that can be used.

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Creating a sourcing or category plan

CPD 2This module considers how to create a sourcing plan for a strategic sourcing or category management process. It considers evaluating the data, interpreting the requirements, assessing the supply market and identifying opportunities and prioritising them.

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Implementation planning

CPD 2This module introduces you to the process for developing an implementation plan for strategic sourcing and/or category management. It includes the benefits of using a plan, a comparison of the different routes to market, decision criteria and obtaining stakeholder buy-in to the strategy.

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Market forces that impact on procurement and supply

CPD 2It is integral for procurement to understand the status of the supply market.

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Preparing to source from external suppliers

CPD 2This module considers how a plan for sourcing goods or services from an external supplier can be developed. It also considers how the financial stability of potential suppliers can be assessed.

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Sourcing process

CPD 2This module introduces you to the main processes involved in sourcing, including market analysis. It considers how quotations and tenders should be obtained and evaluated, as well as looking at the contribution that electronic systems can make to assist sourcing.

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The main sources of information on suppliers and customers

CPD 2This module considers the main sources of information on suppliers and customers, including how internet and other technologies have changed the way that procurement functions.

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The main stages of sourcing process

CPD 2This module introduces the sourcing process and examines its role in the Purchasing function. Areas covered include the identification and selection of suitable suppliers, assessment criteria and contract management.

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The main tasks associated with each stage of the sourcing process

CPD 2This module considers the main tasks associated with each stage of the sourcing process.

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The rights of procurement

CPD 2This module introduces you to the main techniques that can achieve added value through procurement operations.

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The workflow involved when making agreements with suppliers

CPD 2This module examines the principles of the requisition process and contractual provisions within quotations for the supply of goods and services.

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Understanding options for sourcing

CPD 2This module introduces you to the main options for the sourcing of requirements from suppliers, including a review of the sourcing process and the different approaches that can be taken. It goes on to consider the decision criteria for selecting potential suppliers and awarding the final contract.

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