Strategy and Policy


A procurement policy refers to a statement or set of guiding rules or principles covering how procurement should be managed within an organisation.

A procurement strategy is an action plan from which the direction of resources will be organised and utilised to implement that policy and achieve the desired objectives.

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    Business Case Development

    A business case is developed to justify the need for a particular project or task. This can be done via a structured written document, verbally or presented ideally capturing both quantifiable and unquantifiable characteristics. This business case is required to justify the budget and business resource that is required to support the project.


    Commercial relationships

    CPD 2This module introduces you to the commercial element of a commercial relationship between purchasers and suppliers.

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    Effective supply chain management

    CPD 2This module considers the importance of compliance with codes and standards to achieve sustainability in the supply chain.

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    How procurement and supply chain adds value

    CPD 2This module introduces you to the various ways that procurement and supply chain management can add value.

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    Relationships in supply chain

    CPD 2This module introduces you to the key issues regarding the nature of relationships in the supply chain, including assessment, impact and ability to add value through such relationships.

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    Supply chain design and strategy

    CPD 2This module discusses how strategic supply chain management can support and influence corporate and business levels of strategy. It also evaluates the impact of market change on supply chain strategies.

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    Supply chain management

    CPD 2This module critically evaluates the development and design of a strategic supply chain plan in order to achieve effective supply chain management.

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    The dynamics of supply chains

    CPD 2This module provides an overview of supply chain management, the structure and systems of supply chains, and the processes through which supply and added value are achieved.

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    The main aspects of the corporate environment and their impact on supply chains

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    Understand the main techniques for the management of contracts and suppliers

    CPD 2This module considers techniques for contract and supplier management and approaches to supplier development and relationship improvement.

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    Negotiation

    Negotiation starts from the first communication between the buyer and the supplier right through to the final signing of the contract. Negotiation is used to obtain a discount, agree timescales for a launch, and come to an agreement on contract terms for complex purchases. It is the buyer’s responsibility to negotiate the best terms, conditions and price for every purchase whilst maintaining or improving quality or service.


    Developing the business case for sourcing requirements from external suppliers

    CPD 2This module examines how to develop a business case, considers types of costs including pricing strategies used by suppliers and explores the financial budgetary control of procurement activities.

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    Procurement Strategy Development

    A procurement strategy is developed in order to establish the direction of how procurement should be organised in order to implement the procurement policy.


    Conducting commercial negotiations

    CPD 2This module considers how commercial negotiations should actually be undertaken, including the stages of a negotiation, persuasion methods, the use of tactics to influence the other party and the key role of communications skills. The module concludes with post negotiation analysis to review the process and outcomes achieved.

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    Main approaches in negotiating commercial agreements with the organisation

    CPD 2This module considers the application of commercial negotiations and the main approaches in the negotiation of agreements with external organisations. It also provides an introduction into the importance of power and the relationship spectrum in commercial negotiations.

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    Preparing for negotiations with external organisations

    CPD 2This model explores how commercial negotiations should actually be undertaken, including the stages of a negotiation, persuasion methods, the use of tactics to influence the other party and the key role of communications skills. The module concludes with post negotiation analysis to review the process and outcomes achieved.

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    Setting Key Performance Indicators

    Setting Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) is important in order to be able measure performance and then subsequently manage it effectively. KPI’s should be SMART which means Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely.


    Fundamentals of specifications and key performance indicators

    CPD 2This module considers the use of specifications when procuring products and services and how key performance indicators can be used to define and manage contractual performance.

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    Strategy and Policy

    A procurement policy refers to a statement or set of guiding rules or principles covering how procurement should be managed within an organisation.


    Aligning strategic supply chain management and corporate strategy

    CPD 2This module considers the development and design of a strategic supply chain plan in order to achieve effective supply chain management.

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    Planning the supply chain functional strategy

    CPD 2This module considers how to review the organisation’s corporate and business strategies and using them to develop a supply chain functional strategy.

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    Procurement in different sectors

    CPD 2This model considers procurement in different sectors and provides an insight into the unique elements and approaches to those sectors.

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    Strategy implementation

    CPD 2This module considers the subject of strategy implementation in greater complexity, covering the resource requirement and techniques for both gaining commitment to the changes needed and overcoming resistance from those who are not supportive.

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