Purchasing and Procurement Basics


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Purchasing and Procurement Basics

Our Purchasing and Procurement Basics training materials provides you with a fully-customizable package of courseware content for delivery to your employees and/or students. Everything you need to run the course is included, just add trainer!


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  • Buy once. Use forever! You’re buying a perpetual licence. One payment gives you an unlimited site licence for use as long as you need it.
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Student manual

Fully customisable. May be opened in any word processor and changed to meet your exact needs.

Trainer manual

Fully customisable with additional information for trainers.

Ice breakers and classroom activities

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Pre-assignment exercise

Pre-assignment exercise. Fully customisable. Helps to reinforce the delegates understanding of the course contents.

Course outline

Content overview. Fully customisable. Comprehensive course overview to help you market your course to your customers.

PowerPoint presentations

PowerPoint presentations. Fully customisable. Complete set of PowerPoint slides for use by the trainer.

Sales information sheets

Sales information sheets. Fully customisable. Information sheets to help you sell your course to your employees or external customers.

Additional reading materials

Additional reading… Fully customisable. Give your students some recommended further reading materials for this course.
  • Course Overview
  • Supply Chain Management Basics • Defining the Terms • Making Connections • The Value of Procurement • Practice Makes Perfect • The Five Rights of Purchasing
  • The Purchasing Cycle • Cycle Overview • Identifying a Need • Researching Your Options • Lessons Learned • Energizer: Stand and Be Recognized
  • Purchasing Toolkit • Analyzing the Price • Six Categories of Cost • How Much? • Analyzing Costs • Evaluating Suppliers • Evaluation Checklist • Negotiation Basics • Effective Questions • Collaboration Techniques • The Learning Curve • Re-Connect: Telling Stories
  • Managing Competitive Bids • Purchasing Through RFP’s and Tenders • Making a Choice • Creating a Contract • Ethical Considerations • Ethical Dilemmas
  • Improving Efficiency and Accuracy • Managing Supplier Performance • Controlling Quality • Setting and Monitoring Delivery Standards
  • Analyzing and Reducing Risk in the Supply Chain • Whose Risk Is It Anyway? • Agile Procurement • A Risk Management Focus • Energizer: Meet You on the Quad!
  • Managing Internal Relationships • Procurement’s Role in the Organization • Spell It Out • Making Your Mark • Cross-Functional Teams • Think About It
  • Tools of the Trade • Digital Systems • E-Commerce • Tools of the Trade • Evaluating Your Department • Drawing Conclusions • Workshop Wrap-Up