Introduction to Practical Purchasing

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Gain a broader, practical understanding of the purchasing process.


January 28, 2019


Closing Date for registrations:

21 January 2019

Course Venue:

Atlantic Imbizo (WC)


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R 8350 excluding VAT

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Course Objectives

Gain a broader, practical understanding of the purchasing process.

Other dates

28, 29 & 30 January 2019 Cape Town

6, 7 & 8 February 2019 Midrand

4, 5 & 6 March 2019 Durban

20, 21 & 22 May 2019 Midrand

27, 28 & 29 May 2019 Cape Town

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 to 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…