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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.

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CP Training Consortium offers a large number of courses, workshops and seminars as public courses at venues throughout the UK. In addition to offering a programme of public courses in the UK, CP Training Consortium undertake delivery of most of their courses in-house at clients’ own venues worldwide.

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
599 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 (2)
Delivered over one day, this  Fundamentals of Procurement course provides an essential introduction to the field of purchasing, designed for...
International Procurement
PMS - Purchasing Management Services
         
(2)
2 days
645 GBP
Doncaster
This two-day  International Procurement training course is designed to address the extra challenges and opportunities faced by purchasing and supply...
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...
International Procurement
PMS - Purchasing Management Services
2 days
 
Nationwide
This two-day  International Procurement in-house course is designed to address the extra challenges and opportunities faced by purchasing and supply...
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...
Business Needs in Procurement & Supply
Informa Middle East
1 month
5,495 USD
Doha
This course will help you devise a business case for requirements to be sourced from external suppliers. You will understand...
Procurement and Maintenance Planning
CP Training Consortium
3 days
995 GBP
London
Assess suppliers' bids in terms of the degree of future maintenance requirements Recognise the value of maintenance information to future...
Introduction to Effective Purchasing
PMS - Purchasing Management Services
3 days
 
Nationwide
Aimed at personnel new to purchasing or with limited experience, this course enables them hit the ground running and make...
Introduction to Effective Purchasing
PMS - Purchasing Management Services
3 days
795 GBP
Doncaster
Aimed at personnel new to purchasing or with limited experience, this course enables them hit the ground running and make...
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...
Contexts of Procurement & Supply
Informa Middle East
1 month
5,495 USD
Dubai
This course will help you understand the added value that can be achieved through procurement and supply chain management. You...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Certificate in Finance for Procurement Professionals
Informa Middle East
1 month
4,995 USD
Multiple (2)
This course is designed to underline the importance of finance and how it impacts upon supply chains. By nature, it...
Strategic Procurement Skills for the Global Environment
CP Training Consortium
5 days
2,350 GBP
London
the ability to identify practical ways to add value to the business the skills to develop sound procurement strategies and...
A Practitioner's Guide to Procuring the Right Contract
Construction Study Centre
1 day
 
Nationwide
The many different types of construction contracts and associated procurement strategies available make it difficult for clients to identify which...
Certified International Procurement Professional
LEORON Professional Development Institute
         
(27)
5 days
4,190 USD
Multiple (10)
The role of a procurement professional has changed vastly over the last 10 years and is known for its ability...
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...
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...
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...
Introduction to Procurement Processes - Public Sector
SR Supply Chain Consultants
         
(2)
1 day
 
Preston
Tailored specifically toward the public sector, this Introduction to Procurement Processes course provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of...
Improving Purchasing Performance
PMS - Purchasing Management Services
3 days
 
Nationwide
Attendees will develop skills and knowledge in selecting procurement strategies, supplier appraisal, performance measurement and risk management. They will gain...
Excel for Purchasers
SR Supply Chain Consultants
1 day
 
Preston
One of the most powerful tools in modern business, Microsoft Excel can radically enhance the efficiency of any purchasing professional....
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...
Strategic Procurement Master (In-house)
LEORON Professional Development Institute
         
(1)
5 days
4,190 USD
Worldwide
The role of those who work in procurement is currently undergoing significant change. This is because of the fact that...
Introduction to Purchasing Procedures
SR Supply Chain Consultants
1 day
 
Birmingham
Led by highly experienced trainers, this   Introduction to Purchasing Procedures course is ideal for those looking to develop the...
Advanced Procurement and Managing Suppliers
London Corporate Training Ltd
         
(26)
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...
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...
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
         
(1)
5 days
4,190 USD
Multiple (2)
The role of those who work in procurement is currently undergoing significant change. This is because of the fact that...
Legal Impact of Procurement and Supply
SR Supply Chain Consultants
1 day
 
Preston
Learning Outcomes: Formation of contracts Sources of contract terms and content Key regulations that impact procurement Legal Implications of non-performance...
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...
Procurement Skills Development - for Current Practitioners
CP Training Consortium
 
695 GBP
London
The course begins with the main objectives of a procurement function and how it can add value for the organisation...
Procurement and Managing Suppliers - Level 1
London Corporate Training Ltd
         
(11)
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
         
(8)
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...
Procurement and Managing Suppliers - Level 1
London Corporate Training Ltd
         
(9)
1 week
 
Worldwide
This in-house training in Procurement strategies and Supply Chain Management covers the most recent and effective approaches to setting up...
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...
How to Maximise Effective Purchasing:
CP Training Consortium
2 days
695 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...
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...
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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 company 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 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.

Training and Courses in Logistics

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.

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.