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. 

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A Commercial Approach to Cloud Service Agreements
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
1 day
650 GBP
Multiple (3)
The goal of this course is to demystify the cloud and help delegates understand the nature of cloud service offerings...
A Commercial Approach to Software Agreements - Advanced
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
         
(1)
1 day
650 GBP
Multiple (3)
This one day course supplied by CIPS will equip purchasing professionals with the skills to successfully negotiate the rapidly evolving...
A Commercial Approach to Software Agreements - Essentials
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
         
(1)
1 day
650 GBP
Multiple (3)
This intensive one day course from CIPS will provide the knowledge and skills that are needed to successfully handle the many...
Advanced Certificate in Bid and Tender Management (ACBTM™)
Innoverto
         
(5)
5 days
3,700 USD
Dubai
Under circumstances where every cent counts, professionals working with suppliers must understand how they can effectively bid for opportunities and...
Advanced Certificate in Operational Management (ACOM™)
Business Management Training Group Ltd
         
(10)
5 days
Multiple (4)
The  Advanced Certificate in Operational Excellence addresses the critical issue of operational excellence & delivery in a market that is...
Advanced Certificate in Strategic Procurement (ACSP™)
Business Management Training Group Ltd
         
(7)
5 days
Multiple (4)
Though procurement has always been crucial to an organisation's success, it is only in recent years that businesses have really...
Advanced Certificate in Strategic Procurement (ACSP)
Innoverto
         
(9)
5 days
2,899 USD
Multiple (2)
Effective Procurement can significantly enhance an organisation's ability to perform. This high impact training designed for professionals working in supply...
Advanced Negotiation
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
3 days
1,650 GBP
Multiple (3)
This course from CIPS will teach advanced negotiation skills on a three day workshop. Delegates will practise their skills in...
Advanced Negotiation for Purchasing Personnel
PMS - Purchasing Management Services
         
(2)
3 days
795 GBP
Doncaster
This three day Advanced Negotiation course is designed to allow purchasing personnel to further develop their negotiating skills. The updated,...
Advanced Procurement, Contract Management & Effective Negotiation
London Corporate Training Ltd
         
(2)
2 weeks
3,850 GBP
London
This two week training programme covering Advanced Procurement strategies, Contract Management and effective Negotiation tactics is designed to enable delegates...
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...
Basics of Procurement
SR Supply Chain Consultants
         
(5)
1 day
200 GBP
Preston
Delivered over one day, this Basics of Procurement course provides an essential introduction to the field of purchasing, designed for...
Best Practice Procurement
Informa Middle East
         
(2)
4 days
4,795 USD
Dubai
This course will provide delegates with low cost solutions for improving procurement competencies and results. Course participants will be able...
Bid and Tender Management
Hemsley Fraser
2 days
999 GBP
London
This Bid and Tender Management course will teach you to navigate the fast paced and increasingly important world of mergers,...
Bid Evaluation: Pre-Award and Award
LEORON Professional Development Institute
5 days
4,190 USD
Dubai
This course is structured as follows: 1. Introduction 2. Developing evaluation criteria 3. The evaluation process 4. Price evaluation 5....
Business Finance – What Buyers Need to Know
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
1 day
530 GBP
Multiple (2)
This course from CIPS provides a comprehensive understanding key financial concepts that will help procurement professionals increase their negotiating power....
Buying from Abroad
PMS - Purchasing Management Services
         
(2)
2 days
595 GBP
Doncaster
This two day Buying from Abroad training course is designed to address the extra challenges and opportunities faced by purchasing...
Buying Services
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
1 day
530 GBP
Multiple (2)
This CIPS course responds to the increasing need for buyers across organisations to purchase more services than goods, providing delegates...
Category Management
CP Training Consortium
3 days
1,350 GBP
London
Identifying a Category Management Matrix, this course will help you understand the techniques and tools needed as you move through...
Certificate in Financial Tools in Procurement
Informa Middle East
4 days
4,795 USD
Dubai
This 4 day training course provides you with a solid foundation in the principles of finance as they apply in...
Certificate in Stock Management, Demand Planning and Forecasting
Informa Middle East
4 days
4,795 USD
Multiple (2)
This comprehensive training course is designed to highlight the impact and benefits of demand management on the overall profitability of...
Certified Chief Procurement Officer (CCPO)
Ethan Hathaway
3 days
3,997 USD
Multiple (5)
Savvy Procurement leaders understand that Procurement involves so much more than Googling for potential suppliers, asking them for a quotation...
Certified Contracts Management Practitioner
LEORON Professional Development Institute
         
(7)
5 days
3,290 USD
Multiple (9)
The Certified Contracts Management Practitioner course affords participants a closer look at the following topics: Cost Benefit Analysis and Goals Identifying...
Certified International Procurement Manager - CIPM
Saber Middle East
5 days
Multiple (2)
Designed by the prestigious International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute (IPSCMI) in the USA, this CIPM advanced certification programme is...
Certified International Procurement Professional
LEORON Professional Development Institute
         
(23)
5 days
4,190 USD
Multiple (12)
The role of a procurement professional has changed vastly over the last 10 years and is known for its ability...
Certified International Procurement Professional - CIPP
Saber Middle East
3 days
Multiple (2)
This Certified International Purchasing Professional (CIPP) is the first level in the certification programme by the International Purchasing and Supply Chain...
Certified Procurement & Purchasing Specialist (CPPS)
Ethan Hathaway
4 days
1,272 USD
Multiple (7)
Do you face these Procurement problems? You perform procurement & purchasing job functions but don’t have any formal training in...
CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations
SR Supply Chain Consultants
         
(4)
150 hours
Multiple (3)
The Level 3 Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations is designed to give candidates insight into best practice, and provide...
CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply Operations
SR Supply Chain Consultants
         
(6)
250 hours
Multiple (3)
The Diploma in Procurement and Supply Operations training course at Level 4is designed to help delegates gain advanced knowledge and...
CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply Operations
SR Supply Chain Consultants
         
(8)
250 hours
Multiple (2)
This advanced level CIPS training course, the Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply operations, provides practical knowledge updates and hands...
Compliance in the Public Sector
SR Supply Chain Consultants
1 day
199 GBP
Preston
Designed for procurement professionals operating in the public sector, this Compliance in the Public Sector course takes a comprehensive look at...
Contexts of Procurement and Supply
Informa Middle East
5 days
4,795 USD
Dubai
This Contexts of Procurement and Supply five day training course provides participants with an understanding of the added value available...
Contract and Commercial Management Associate
LEORON Professional Development Institute
5 days
4,190 USD
Multiple (2)
The field of contract and commercial management consists of professionals from various backgrounds, often with little to no experience or...
Contract Drafting
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
2 days
980 GBP
Multiple (2)
This Contract Drafting workshop from CIPS is designed to help you develop the practical skills to draft solid contracts for...
Contract Terms and Conditions - The Law
CP Training Consortium
5 days
2,599 GBP
London
Organisations that operate internationally often prefer English Law for drafting their procurement contracts. However, many purchasing staff feel uncomfortable as...
Contracts Strategy and Management
MDT International
         
(10)
5 days
2,750 GBP
Multiple (3)
This Contracts strategy and management course focuses on procurement in the upstream petroleum industry, using various oil industry examples, exercises...
Cost and Price Analysis - How to Achieve Best Value
CP Training Consortium
3 days
1,350 GBP
London
Pricing is both an 'Art' and a 'Science' as well as being a valuable and flexible tool in the buyer/seller...
Cost Efficiency and Budgeting in the Oil & Gas Industry
MDT International
         
(4)
3 days
1,950 GBP
Multiple (5)
This three day course from MDT International is designed for operator and service company staff and will support them as...
CPSCM - Certified Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager
Saber Middle East
5 days
Multiple (3)
This CPSCM™ Certification Program discusses the current state of supply chain management best practice in the industry. Course content has bee...
Effective Expediting for Supply Chain Personnel
PMS - Purchasing Management Services
         
(2)
2 days
595 GBP
Doncaster
Ensuring supplier performance is a critical aspect of any business, and it is up to supply chain staff to have...
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...
Effective Negotiation
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
2 days
830 GBP
Multiple (5)
This two day course from CIPS will explain key stages of the negotiation process and tactics associated with persuading and...
Effective Negotiation Skills - Arabic
LEORON Professional Development Institute
5 days
3,290 USD
Riyadh
This course covers a wide range of topics such as negotiation strategy, game theory, psychological tactics, human emotional states, bargaining...
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...
Effective Procurement Management
Accord Worldwide
5 days
2,695 USD
Multiple (6)
Procurement has become more tough with increased competition. It is the procurement that can ensure reliability on vendors and service...
Effective Project Management
SR Supply Chain Consultants
1 day
199 GBP
Preston
Delivered over one day, this Effective Project Management course helps you get to grips with the key project management tools,...
Effective Stock Control
PMS - Purchasing Management Services
         
(2)
2 days
645 GBP
Doncaster
This two day Effective Stock Control course is designed to emphasise the importance of successful stock control and the positive...
Effective Stores Management for Beginners
SR Supply Chain Consultants
1 day
200 GBP
Preston
Learn to reduce operating costs, save cash and improve customer service levels with this Effective Stores Management for Beginners cours e...
Effective Tendering & Supplier Relationship Management
London Corporate Training Ltd
1 week
2,450 GBP
London
The goal of this one week course in Effective Tendering & Supplier Relationship Management is to enable delegates to develop...
Engineering, Procurement & Construction Contracts in Oil & Gas
CWC School for Energy
3 days
2,399 GBP
Dubai
Over 3 days, this training programme provides a detailed overview of EPC Engineering, Procurement, and Construction contracts in the Oil...
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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.

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Procurement & Supply Chain Training
CP Training Consortium

Training programmes cover most aspects of Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Purchasing, Inventory, Contract Management, Logistics, Transport and Materials Storage and Handling.

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Strengthening procurement across...

CIPS Corporate Academy for Aerospace and Defence has helped BAE Systems create a new generation of procurement professionals ready to reshape the way the company approaches purchasing, providing:

  • raised professional procurement standards across a whole sector;
  • £200,000 saved in delegate fees to date;
  • reduced time away from the office for training;
  • decreased project management costs.
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