Excellent course – very relevant and useful. Ross Emans | Eurotunnel Services Limited | Introduction to Effective Purchasing Course

Introduction to Effective Purchasing


Course Overview

Key Objectives of the Buyer : Profit Contribution, Developing Professionalism

The Purchasing Cycle : Best Practice, RFQ's, Expediting

Selecting the Supplier : Sourcing, Appraisal, Order Placement

Cost : Total Acquisition Cost, Basic Cost Analysis

Quality: What it is and how to get it!

Buying from Overseas : Customs, ICC Incoterms 2020, Import Valuation

Negotiation : Preparation, Techniques and Tactics

Introduction to Legal Aspects : Contracts, Legislation

Case Studies & Team Exercises are used throughout the course to illustrate the practical application of the various principles and techniques

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CPD Certified Training Course
CPD Certified Course

A two day course

Aimed at personnel new to purchasing or with limited experience, this course enables them to hit the ground running and make an immediate contribution. The course equips attendees with the fundamental skills and knowledge to transform them from simply being order placers into more professional and productive members of the purchasing team.


Attendees will gain an understanding of the contribution professional purchasing can make to an organisation. They will learn how to manage the enquiry process, negotiate prices, terms and conditions and make robust agreements with their suppliers. The importance of professional conduct in commercial relationships and the necessity of compliance with efficient procurement processes are also emphasised.

  • Sony
  • VolkerRail
  • Unipart Rail
  • UK Parliament
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Turkish Aerospace
  • Scottish Government
  • Hitachi
  • William Grant & Sons
  • Apple
  • London Underground
  • Toyota
  • Lotus
  • Bae Systems
  • BE Aerospace
  • Met Offive
  • Rolls Royce
  • Babcock
  • Honda
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Everest
  • Euro Tunnel
  • Nestle
  • Mitsubishi
  • Quorn
  • LNER
  • Nissan