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Procurement Courses and Training

Procurement Courses and Training

The Purchasing and procurement of goods and services can significantly enhance an organisation's operations and value offerings. With streamlined processes for purchasing, procurement and supply chain management, an organisation is poised for efficiency.

Browse a list of top Procurement and Purchasing training courses below and 'request information' to learn more about course content, price, start date and more. 

Introduction to Purchasing & Procurement - In-House
Hemsley Fraser
1 day
1,300 GBP
Nationwide
Help your organisation's members get to grips with purchasing and procurement and strive towards best practice in purchasing projects with...
Introduction to Purchasing & Procurement
Hemsley Fraser
1 day
569 GBP
London
New to purchasing and procurement? This one-day workshop will get you up to speed on the best principles and best...
One-Day Procurement Courses
SR Supply Chain Consultants
         
(4)
1 day
199 GBP
Multiple (3)
With extensive experience developing the skills of those working in procurement and supply, SR Supply Chain Consultants have developed a...
In-House Procurement Courses
SR Supply Chain Consultants
         
(2)
1 day
Nationwide
In addition to being a CIPS accredited centre, SR Supply Chain Consultants have used their years of experience in the...
Basics of Procurement
SR Supply Chain Consultants
         
(5)
1 day
200 GBP
Multiple (4)
Delivered over one day, this Basics of Procurement course provides an essential introduction to the field of purchasing, designed for...
Effective Procurement
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
2 days
830 GBP
Multiple (3)
This course from CIPS will equip delegates with an understanding of key tools, techniques and approaches that are used in...
Finance for procurement
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
1 day
310 GBP
Multiple (2)
It is generally accepted that there are four core business resources of which finance is one. Failure to understand finance...
Sustainable Procurement
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
1 day
530 GBP
Multiple (2)
This Sustainable Procurement course is designed to solidify and build on your understanding of how to of integrate sustainability in...
Procurement and Maintenance Planning
CP Training Consortium
3 days
1,295 GBP
London
Assess suppliers' bids in terms of the degree of future maintenance requirements Recognise the value of maintenance information to future...
Increase the Influence of Procurement
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
1 day
910 GBP
Multiple (2)
This comprehensive one day training course aims to help procurement leaders be more able to work effectively as partners within their...
Effective IT Procurement
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
1 day
530 GBP
Multiple (2)
The sellers of IT goods and services often create mystery using alliances and other devices to try and influence the...
Sustainable Procurement
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
1 day
Nationwide
Delivered over 1 day, this Sustainable Procurement course is designed to help buyers and supply chain analysts solidify and develop...
Introduction to Procurement and Category Management
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
1 day
Nationwide
This Introduction to Procurement and Category Management course   unravels the web of procurement and clarifies all stages of the procurement...
Sourcing Essentials in Procurement
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
1 day
530 GBP
Multiple (2)
Presented by expert tutors with a wealth of field expertise and experience, this 1-day Sourcing Essentials in Procurement course by...
Procurement Leadership
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
1 day
910 GBP
Multiple (2)
Learn how to lead people and leverage your most important supply resource. Although you may currently be leading your organisation,...
Procurement and Maintenance Planning
CP Training Consortium
3 days
Nationwide
Planned maintenance activities depend upon the availability of the necessary spares, consumables and other materials and equipment. Maintenance plans must...
Strategic Procurement Skills for the Global Environment
CP Training Consortium
5 days
2,549 GBP
London
the ability to identify practical ways to add value to the business the skills to develop sound procurement strategies and...
Strategic Procurement Skills for the Global Environment
CP Training Consortium
5 days
Nationwide
Equip your senior and experienced procurement staff with: the ability to identify practical ways to add value to the business...
Certified International Procurement Professional
LEORON Professional Development Institute
         
(23)
5 days
3,790 USD
Multiple (11)
The role of a procurement professional has changed vastly over the last 10 years and is known for its ability...
Leading Procurement Strategy Programme
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
3 days
3,300 GBP
London
Offered in conjunction with the Cranfield School of Management, this 3-day Leading Procurement Strategy course addresses current trends in procurement and...
Introduction to Procurement Processes - Public Sector
SR Supply Chain Consultants
         
(2)
1 day
Multiple (3)
Tailored specifically toward the public sector, this Introduction to Procurement Processes course provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of...
A Practitioner's Guide to Procuring the Right Contract
Construction Study Centre
1 day
280 GBP
Multiple (3)
The many different types of construction contracts and associated procurement strategies available make it difficult for clients to identify which...
Applying EU procurement processes
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
1 day
530 GBP
Multiple (3)
This one day course by CIPS will provide an in-depth look at EU procurement legislation and the impact of procurement...
Increase the Influence of Procurement
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
1 day
Nationwide
This comprehensive Increase the Influence of Procurement course aims to help procurement leaders be more able to work effectively as partners within...
Advanced Procurement and Managing Suppliers
London Corporate Training Ltd
         
(2)
2 weeks
4,250 GBP
London
This one-week training programme covering Advanced Procurement strategies and Managing Suppliers is designed to enable delegates to set up and...
Working with the EC Procurement Directives
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
1 day
650 GBP
Multiple (2)
This intensive EC Procurement Directives course provides an overall review of the European Procurement Directives that play a central role in...
Procurement Skills Development - for Current Practitioners
CP Training Consortium
Nationwide
The course begins with the main objectives of a procurement function and how it can add value for the organisation...
Excel for Purchasers
SR Supply Chain Consultants
1 day
199 GBP
Lancashire
One of the most powerful tools in modern business, Microsoft Excel can radically enhance the efficiency of any purchasing professional....
Improving Purchasing Performance
PMS - Purchasing Management Services
         
(2)
3 days
765 GBP
Doncaster
Reducing costs and promoting an organisation's interests are objectives that are key for any buyer , particularly in times of...
Introduction to Public Sector Procurement
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
         
(3)
1 day
310 GBP
Multiple (3)
This course introduces delegates to the essential regulations relating to the procurement process. There have been increasing numbers of audits...
Legal Aspects of Procurement
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
2 days
830 GBP
Multiple (2)
This Legal Aspects of Procurement course is designed to give a clear understanding of the role of law and its impact...
Introduction to Purchasing Procedures
SR Supply Chain Consultants
1 day
199 GBP
Preston
Led by highly experienced trainers, this   Introduction to Purchasing Procedures course is ideal for those looking to develop the...
Procurement and Managing Suppliers - Level 1
London Corporate Training Ltd
         
(2)
1 week
2,650 GBP
London
The one-week training in Procurement strategies and Supply Chain Management covers the most recent and effective approaches to setting up...
Procurement and Managing Suppliers - Level 2
London Corporate Training Ltd
1 week
2,750 GBP
London
The one-week training in Procurement strategies and Supply Chain Management covers the most recent and effective approaches to setting up...
Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
Self-paced
540 GBP
Distance
The CIPS Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply is designed for senior procurement and supply chain professionals looking to develop...
Strategic Procurement Master
LEORON Professional Development Institute
5 days
Multiple (2)
The role of those who work in procurement is currently undergoing significant change. This is because of the fact that...
How to Maximise Effective Purchasing:
CP Training Consortium
2 days
Nationwide
Ensure your purchasing effort produces best value whilst satisfying your organisation’s specific needs. This 2-day intensive high level course re-examines...
Procurement Skills Development - for Current Practitioners
CP Training Consortium
610 GBP
Kent
The course begins with the main objectives of a procurement function and how it can add value for the organisation...
How to Manage a Procurement Team
SR Supply Chain Consultants
1 day
199 GBP
Preston
Learn to consider individual needs while using effective management strategies to enhance team performance with this How to Manage a...
Procurement Risk Management
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
1 day
910 GBP
Multiple (2)
The overarching goal of this course is to equip delegates will the skills necessary to eliminate the risk of no...
How to Maximise Effective Purchasing:
CP Training Consortium
2 days
895 GBP
London
Ensure your purchasing effort produces best value whilst satisfying your organisation’s specific needs. This 2-day intensive high level course re-examines...
Certified International Procurement Professional (In-House)
LEORON Professional Development Institute
5 days
Worldwide
The role of a procurement professional has changed vastly over the last 10 years and is known for its ability...
CIPS Level 2 Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations
SR Supply Chain Consultants
         
(6)
100 hours
Nationwide
This accredited Level 2 Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations has been designed to help anyone who would like to...
Advanced Certificate in Strategic Procurement (ACSP)
Innoverto
         
(9)
5 days
3,200 USD
Dubai
Effective Procurement can significantly enhance an organisation's ability to perform. This high-impact training designed for professionals working in supply chain...
Certificate in Commercial Management and Procurement
Lloyd’s Maritime Academy
16 weeks
1,549 GBP
Distance
The Certificate in Commercial Management and Procurement delivers the essential knowledge and skills required to build and enhance your knowledge...
Advanced Skills in Procurement Techniques in Supply Chains
CP Training Consortium
3 days
1,295 GBP
London
For many procurement professionals it is true to say that their understanding of some of the advanced tools of their...
Public Procurement for Infrastructure
Euromoney Learning Solutions - Infrastructure Training
2 days
2,450 GBP
London
This  Public Procurement for Infrastructure course aims to guide delegates through the main stages of a typical conventional and PPP...
Business Needs In Procurement And Supply
Informa Middle East
4 days
5,495 USD
Dubai
This practical, interactive course is designed to increase your understanding of the role of the professional administrator in your organisation....
Advanced Skills in Procurement Techniques in Supply Chains
CP Training Consortium
3 days
Nationwide
For many procurement professionals it is true to say that their understanding of some of the advanced tools of their...
Purchasing and Materials - an overview of the Supply function
CP Training Consortium
Nationwide
Companies that plan their supply function strategically enjoy significant improvements in productivity and profitability.  Too many organisations manage procurement and...
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Purchasing & Procurement - explore the opportunities

In organisations large and small, purchasing and procurement processes can prove vial to maximized efficiency and production of goods and services. As a discipline it itself, purchasing and procurement represent the opportunity to acquire goods from outside sources as well as outsource tasks to a third party. Under circumstances when a
purchasing and logisticscompany is unable to acquire or perform at an appropriate level of efficiency, it is simply inadequate to focus on cost reductions. In such scenarios, the time and money saved by outsourcing are unparalleled.

Purchasing and procurement has been effectively divided into two key categories of goods and services. The first type, production-related procurement, refers to the purchase of goods, especially raw materials, which are required for manufacturing processes. As a direct contribution to a product, production-related procurement most often occurs in a manufacturing or supply chain management setting. The second category of procurement, non-production-related procurement, is a contribution to the production process, itself. In this case, the goods and services being purchased help to maintain operations and can include materials ranging from office supplies and oil for machines to large machinery and human capital and services. While these two areas of procurement contribute to production in contrasting ways and in different aspects of the production process, both present high value opportunities.

Purchasing and Procurement in Detail

Today, many companies purchase an increasing proportion of their final product or service from outside their organisation. Consequently, procurement processes and relationships with third party suppliers have escalated in in importance with the ratios of in-house and outsourced production in companies. It is therefore important for business success that external relationships are managed properly, opportunities are seen and risks reduced in the supply chain, increase its competitiveness.

Accordingly, the role of the procurement professional has adapted to its strategic importance. Historically, procurement personnel have relied on having knowledge of specific goods, products and services as well as where and how to source them. Today, procurement requires additional interpersonal skills as well as awareness of factors such as product development, cost-utility, cost-benefit, risk analysis and, of course, consideration for logistical convenience and possible obstacles. The combination of the heightened importance of purchasing and procurement and the multitude of factors to be considered has resulted in a highly-strategic and highly-valued role within an organisation.

Purchasing and Procurement Training Courses

As a buyer, you must be well-aware of the purchasing process in its entirety as well as of the multitude of factors which define it, such as administrative aspects, legal implications and processes and economic principles and guidelines. With intense global reach, and competition, buyers must be experts in product knowledge, business law and everything in between. Training and courses in purchasing and procurement incorporate case study scenarios to teach delegates the best practice and pitfalls of purchasing.

When it comes to purchasing, knowledge is power. Training and courses in this area will help delegates to develop their skills in procurement processes and business law as well as tips and techniques in developing detailed knowledge of their products or services and of their competition. On the other hand, interpersonal skills play a significant role in gaining access to the right goods and services, at a good price. With training in communications and negotiation, delegates will become better able to build relationships with suppliers, build a value-creating network with other organisations and negotiate for the best deal. Further, knowledge of IT systems is becoming more and more important, as procurements are increasingly being done electronically.

Logistics

purchasing and logistics training courses

Logistics is being ready to lead and control the material flows and the related resources, information and monetary flows. The goal is to achieve the highest potential efficiency through good service and low costs, in order to satisfy the various parties in a supply chain. There are several different branches of logistics related to various professional logistics: transport, production and outsourcing.

Production Logistics

Specifically, production logistics is centralised on streamlining production processes and controlling and reducing lead times in order to achieve the highest possible efficiency. In order to accomplish such a goal, a variety of strategies are often implemented, which can entail cooperation between companies.

Controlling the production flow can be done in different ways. Two of the most common methods are the Pull (Suction) and the Push (Pressure) methods. Pull systems are a cornerstone of lean production and can be designed using Kanban systems, which produce only according to customer needs. Push system require that a company produce as much as possible from its raw materials. This provides the advantage that the customer is more likely to get products within a specified time, but claims higher risks compared to a push system.

Training and Courses in Logistics

Logistics affects your company's functioning, its economy and its competitiveness. A major challenge in the production logistics is efficiently scheduling orders from customers while maintaining adequate capacity. If a company has a long production process, with long lead times and long order backlog, it is naturally more difficult to meet these demands. Training in logistics provides delegates and, thus, companies with an understanding of relevant understanding of concepts, definitions, approaches and techniques. At advanced levels, training in this area may focus on more strategic aspects, such as planning and calculating processes and orders of operation as well as legal implications associated with sales, inventory, and transportation.