Training Courses (Australia)

Introduction to procurement and category management

Friday, 16 October 2020 - REMOTE


non-member £451.20
Introduction to procurement and category management
Booking ends: 8 Oct 2020

VIRTUAL TRAINING: Due to Covid-19, this course will be offered in blocks of 3hrs from 9am to 12noon over 2-days.  

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 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
  • Describe the difference between performance and supplier relationship management, and how to effectively manage termination.


 This is a one-day training course.


Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
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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 a robust 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
    • Category management
    • Supply chain management
    • Ethical considerations

    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
    • Award and supplier performance management


    Please note: all courses come with complimentary morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.



    Friday 16 Oct - REMOTE

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