Fantastic and highly informative course with great content but taught in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Simone Styles | Logistics Manager, Energy Assets Group Ltd | Improving Purchasing Performance Course

Improving Purchasing Performance

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A three day non-residential course

Aimed at buyers with some experience who want to improve their cutting edge in obtaining more profitable deals, making cost reductions and protecting their organisation’s interests. In tough times more is needed from the buyer and this course will give them the tools to produce the results critical to the ongoing success of the business.


Attendees will develop skills and knowledge in selecting procurement strategies, supplier appraisal, performance measurement and risk management. They will gain a greater insight and understanding of the negotiation process and will be better able to construct and manage contracts. Detailed tuition in using Cost Analysis as a technique of price control and how to manage the added risks of international procurement is also provided.

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Fee | £795.00 + VAT

Fee includes all tuition, comprehensive course notes and information hand-outs, morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch.

Dates | Three day non-residential course

Next course:

Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th May 2022


Doncaster Racecourse Exhibition and Conference Centre, Leger Way, Doncaster DN2 6BB

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Course Overview

Strategic Purchasing/Purchasing Strategy, Choice of Strategy

Measuring Purchasing Performance : Why? How? Avoiding 'Paralysis by Analysis'

Risk Management : Assessing and Managing Procurement Risk

Cost Analysis : An Underused Yet Important Tool!

Global Sourcing : Currency & Payment, Customs, Post Brexit Arrangements

Corporate Social Responsibility & Environmental Purchasing : Business Ethics, Systems, Purchasing's Contribution

Negotiation : Preparation, Techniques, Behavioural Aspects

Legal Aspects : Contract Law, Legislation, Remedies for Breach

Purchasing Capital Equipment : Special Nature of CapEx

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  • Turkish Aerospace
  • Scottish Government
  • Hitachi
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  • Apple
  • London Underground
  • Toyota
  • Lotus
  • Bae Systems
  • BE Aerospace
  • Met Offive
  • Rolls Royce
  • Babcock
  • Honda
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Everest
  • Euro Tunnel
  • Nestle
  • Mitsubishi
  • Quorn
  • Virgin Trains