Training Courses (UK)

Introduction to procurement and category management

Tuesday, 2 October 2018 - BRISTOL


non-member US$396.18
Introduction to procurement and category management
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Understand 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
  • Understand the importance of supplier appraisal, post-tender appraisal and developing relevant tender documents
  • Know the difference between performance and supplier relationship management


    Is it right for me?

    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.


    What key points will the training cover?

    • Introduction to procurement and supply
      - Role and value-add of procurement
      - Supply chain management - how and why it differs
      - Procurement cycle
    • Planning and specifying the purchase
      - Planning the procurement activities
      - Five 'rights' of procurement
      - Types of specification
      - Engaging suppliers in early discussion
    • Managing the competitive bid process
      - Supplier selection
      - The tendering/RFP process
      - Evaluation criteria
    • Implementation and ethical considerations
      - Making the award
      - Supplier performance management [vendor rating]
      - Procurement ethics


    CIPS Direct Associates

    CIPS Direct Associates are appointed for their extensive knowledge and experience in the procurement and supply sector. The tutor for this course has been specially selected for their particular skills and expertise in the subject area. This is a crucial part of CIPS' ongoing commitment to ensure all of our delegates have a high-quality, informative and enjoyable learning experience.


    Tuesday 2 Oct - BRISTOL

    DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol City Centre
    Redcliffe Way
    BS1 6NJ
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