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CALENDAR OF WORLD CLASS PROCUREMENT
OPTIMISATION TRAINING WORKSHOPS

Commerce Edge specialises in strategic and operational training and is dedicated to assisting procurement professionals in both the public and private sector to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to move their procurement function to World Class Procurement 'leading practice' standards.

We are a SETA accredited and CIPS Recognised, Level 3 B-BBEE organisation.

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Strategic Sourcing and Category Management

Use world-class Strategic Sourcing methods to focus on where the real value lies in your Supply Chain.

Next Date: October 18, 2021
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Developing and Managing Contracts and SLA's

Minimise risks in dealing with suppliers while developing and entering into professional contracts.

Next Date: October 20, 2021
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Intermediate Microsoft Excel

Leveraging Excel tools in your Supply Chain Management analysis and reporting.

Next Date: October 21, 2021
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Supervisory Skills for Procurement Managers

Are you an efficient, effective and respected supervisor in your procurement or supply chain environment?

Next Date: October 25, 2021
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Fundamentals of Stores and Stock Control

Understand the important contribution the warehouse makes to the smooth operation of the enterprise.

Next Date: October 28, 2021
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Negotiation Skills for Procurement Professionals

Gain a broader understanding of the negotiation process, its key stages and how it adds value.

Next Date: November 1, 2021
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Project Management for Procurement Professionals

A practical approach to establishing a project organisation and managing projects in the Procurement environment.

Next Date: November 2, 2021
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Finance for Procurement Professionals

Financial acumen for Procurement Professionals.

Next Date: November 2, 2021
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Ethics in Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Avoid and manage the ethical 'traps and pitfalls' within the supply chain.

Next Date: November 4, 2021
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Critical Negotiation Skills for the Procurement Professional

Procurement negotiations are different and Procurement Professionals negotiate more often than anyone else in the organisation.

Next Date: November 9, 2021
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Practical Procurement

Gain a broader, practical understanding of the purchasing process.

Next Date: November 15, 2021
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Effective Tendering and Supplier Management

Effectively build and manage a world-class supplier base, create and manage tenders, and meet your BEE targets at the same time.

Next Date: November 17, 2021
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Introduction to Supplier Relationship Management

Build strong, mutually beneficial relationships with your suppliers.

Next Date: November 18, 2021
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Legal Aspects in Purchasing and Supply Management

Many legal processes apply to the procurement environment. Brush up on this crucial component in purchasing.

Next Date: November 22, 2021
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Enterprise and Supplier Development for Procurement Professionals

In-depth framework and roadmap for procurement practitioners, ESD practitioners and other practitioners.

Next Date: November 23, 2021
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Preferential Procurement (B-BBEE)

Updated B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice, implementing preferential procurement and related enterprise development: implications and opportunities.

Next Date: November 23, 2021
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Managing Total Cost of Ownership

Measure, manage and improve the total costs of goods and services throughout their lifecycle.

Next Date: November 24, 2021
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Communication Intelligence for Procurement Professionals

The 2 most difficult obstacles for procurement professionals are internal and external communication. These 2 are above a lack of focus, cost control, and a lack of a solid procurement process - ProcurementBulletin

Next Date: November 24, 2021
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Tender Specification Writing in Procurement

Create tender specifications that are clear, correct, complete and concise.

Next Date: November 25, 2021
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Value Analysis/Value Engineering for Supply Chain Professionals

Create more value in your supply chain.

Next Date: November 30, 2021
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Procurement Analytics

A 3-day practical and interactive workshop where our subject matter expert will unpack the fundamentals for procurement analytics in a step-by-step approach, laying down the foundations in developing a category and sourcing strategy.

Next Date: December 6, 2021
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Achieving Operational Excellence in the Supply Chain

If your objectives are to reduce costs beyond procurement savings, then this workshop will assist you to have a global view of costs across the value chain.

In-house requests facilitated.

Next Date: Date to be confirmed
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SAP Procurement Performance Optimisation

Using out-of-the-box SAP ERP tools, you can streamline your procurement performance and boost service levels.

In-house requests facilitated.

Next Date: Date to be confirmed
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Preventing Fraud and Corruption in the Public Sector

A tailored 2-day workshop aimed at Municipalities and Municipal Entities, National and Provincial Departments and Public Entities, where our subject matter experts will assist you in making informed decisions by understanding and eradicating fraud and corruption in your working environment.

Next Date: Date to be confirmed
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Deviations from Open Competitive Bidding

Deviations from open competitive bidding methods are allowed within the PFMA as long as they have been approved.

Next Date: Date to be confirmed
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Leadership & Management Development

In this workshop, delegates will be exposed to practical techniques and solutions to overcome daily managerial obstacles and challenges, reduce HR costs and increase management and staff performance through improved engagement.

Next Date: Date to be confirmed
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The Protection of Personal Information (POPI)

We provide insight and simplify the issues, which can only be done after practically applying POPI to real business issues

Next Date: Date to be confirmed
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Managing Conflict within the Supply Chain

Help yourself and others to settle differences, work constructively and collaborate as individuals and groups with a common purpose.

Next Date: Date to be confirmed
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Supply Chain Operations (Finance Planning & Inventory)

Understand the use and benefits of costing, inventory and planning in supply chain processes.

Next Date: Date to be confirmed
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Public Sector Supply Chain Management

Implement a fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost effective Supply Management Chain function.

Next Date: Date to be confirmed
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Selling the Procurement Business Case

Learn how to "sell" the SOLUTIONS needed to meet your procurement objectives. How do we get the decision makers to agree to the savings that we have actually achieved?

Next Date: Date to be confirmed
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Implementing the Three Bid Committees

The Supply Chain Management system within the PFMA and MFMA was introduced to drastically improve service delivery.

Endorsed by National Treasury

Next Date: Date to be confirmed
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Demand Planning and Management

Cost pressures and complex supply chains require a minimum of cash tied up in inventory while satisfying the customer to the maximum.

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Developing Effective and Compliant Bid Specifications

Unpack the key elements for developing effective Bid Invitations as required under legislation.

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Fundamentals of Purchasing and World Class Procurement

An excellent preparation for later skills development in more advanced world-class Procurement topics.

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Procurement Time Management

Improve planning, assertiveness, decision-making, desk management and communication skills. Contribute to greater productivity.

Next Date: Date to be confirmed
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Operations Management for the Procurement Professional

The roles, responsibilities and relationships of procurement vs. world-class operations management.

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Leading and Influencing the Procurement Environment

Learn how to motivate and support supply chain members and stakeholders in achieving objectives and success, and maximise the potential of your organisation through effective leadership in a variety of contexts, including through change, adversity, conflict and success.

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Revised Preferential Procurement Regulations (PPPFA)

The practical and legal implications of the new regulations are significant; it is imperative that your organisation implements the regulations correctly.

Next Date: Date to be confirmed
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Business Process Analyst

Guide businesses to and through process optimisation opportunities.

Next Date: Date to be confirmed
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Optimising Warehouse Performance

Warehouse operation and management is a key area where competitive advantage can be gained and exploited.

Next Date: Date to be confirmed
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Logistics Management

It is crucial to use resources effectively and minimise non value-adding movement of goods in the supply chain.

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Asset Management in the Public Sector

Tangible (physical) assets are a vital corporate resource and applying the principles of asset management will ensure this resource input is at the lowest overall cost.

Next Date: Date to be confirmed
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Developing a World-Class Procurement Strategy

In this Procurement Leadership Seminar, you will learn how as a Public or Private sector Procurement Leader, you can get your procurement function recognised and transformed.

Next Date: Date to be confirmed
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Strategic Sourcing and Category Management
Next Date: 18 Oct 2021
Developing and Managing Contracts and SLA's
Next Date: 20 Oct 2021
Intermediate Microsoft Excel
Next Date: 21 Oct 2021
Supervisory Skills for Procurement Managers
Next Date: 25 Oct 2021
Fundamentals of Stores and Stock Control
Next Date: 28 Oct 2021
Negotiation Skills for Procurement Professionals
Next Date: 1 Nov 2021
Finance for Procurement Professionals
Next Date: 2 Nov 2021
Project Management for Procurement Professionals
Next Date: 2 Nov 2021
Ethics in Procurement and Supply Chain Management
Next Date: 4 Nov 2021
Critical Negotiation Skills for the Procurement Professional
Next Date: 9 Nov 2021
Practical Procurement
Next Date: 15 Nov 2021
Effective Tendering and Supplier Management
Next Date: 17 Nov 2021
Introduction to Supplier Relationship Management
Next Date: 18 Nov 2021
Legal Aspects in Purchasing and Supply Management
Next Date: 22 Nov 2021
Preferential Procurement (B-BBEE)
Next Date: 23 Nov 2021
Enterprise and Supplier Development for Procurement Professionals
Next Date: 23 Nov 2021
Communication Intelligence for Procurement Professionals
Next Date: 24 Nov 2021
Managing Total Cost of Ownership
Next Date: 24 Nov 2021
Tender Specification Writing in Procurement
Next Date: 25 Nov 2021
Value Analysis/Value Engineering for Supply Chain Professionals
Next Date: 30 Nov 2021
Procurement Analytics
Next Date: 6 Dec 2021
Asset Management in the Public Sector
Date to be confirmed
Logistics Management
Date to be confirmed