Training (MENA)

Introduction to Procurement and Category Management

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 - DUBAI


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This interactive one-day training course considers fundamental elements of the procurement process, together with basic tools and techniques used within procurement and supply. It provides an excellent grounding in procurement basics and is designed for those in a junior procurement/supply chain role or those new to the discipline.


    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 spend categories and the supply chain function
    • 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.


    What key points will the training cover?

    • Introduction to procurement and supply
    • Role and value-add of procurement
    • Category management
    • Supply chain management – how and why it differs
    • Planning and specifying the purchase
    • Planning procurement activities
    • Five ‘rights’ of procurement
    • Characteristics of different spend categories
    • Types of specification
    • Engaging suppliers in early discussion
    • Managing the competitive bid process
    • Selection, process and evaluation criteria
    • Implementation and ethical considerations
    • Award, supplier performance management and ethics.


    08:45Delegate registration and refreshments
    09:00Course Start
    10:45Refreshment Break
    11:00Category Management
    13:30The Five Rights of Procurement
    15:00Supplier appraisal and selection
    17:00Course close


    Wednesday 11 Mar - DUBAI

    The H Hotel Dubai
    Sheikh Zayed Road
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