Introduction to Practical Purchasing / Melbourne

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Gain a broader, practical understanding of the purchasing process.


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Course Venue:

Melbourne, Australia


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AUD$ 3250 excluding GST

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Course Objectives

Gain a broader, practical understanding of the purchasing process.

Other dates:

12, 13 & 14 March 2018 - Midrand

11, 12 & 13 April 2018 - Cape Town

4, 5 & 6 June 2018 - Durban

11, 12 & 13 June 2018 Midrand

This highly interactive course is for those relatively new to the profession or with limited functional experience. Practical in nature, the course explores purchasing's core competencies through experencial learning using case studies and group work.

This practical workshop provides a knowledge base for people new to, or without a formal qualification in, Procurement. It covers the essential groundwork (processes and disciplines) for effective buying and price negotiations.

You will learn

  • Develop and understanding of the importance and context of Purchasing within your organisation., Understand the buying process., How to differentiate between strategic; functional and tactical buying., The advantages and disadvantages of centralised and decentralised buying., Understand benchmarking in buying and the benchmarking process i.e. the nature and categories of benchmarking/implementing a benchmarking process., Identify the characteristics of a good supplier and the key criteria for determining which supplier to choose., Identify the key criteria for supplier evaluation i.e. quality / price; cost and structure / delivery / time / flexibility / service / financial status., Identify different types of contracts in buyer/supplier relationships., Define and understand buyer ethics., Use price analysis as a method for determining prices., Negotiating with suppliers for better prices i.e. types and stages of negotiation.

Who should attend

  • Junior Buyers, Purchasing Clerks, Buyers, Anyone new to the Procurement profession…