Introduction to Practical Purchasing / Melbourne

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Gain a broader, practical understanding of the purchasing process. 


September 27, 2017 -


Closing Date for registrations:

20 September 2017

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:

26, 27 & 28 July 2017 Sydney

23, 24 & 25 August 2017 Brisbane

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…