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Length: 2 days
Location: Birmingham, London, Manchester
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Effective Procurement

Effective Procurement
Effective Procurement - 2 day Training Course

This course from CIPS will equip delegates with an understanding of key tools, techniques and approaches that are used in procurement. Practically designed, the course utilises case studies and workshop activities and encourages participants to bring their own experiences to the table. Participants will leave the course with a collection of appropriate templates that can be used in their day-to-day procurement role.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand and use basic approaches, tools and techniques to work through and implement key elements of the procurement cycle
  • Identify appropriate mechanisms to assist you in your day-to-day role, including the use of specifications, different methods of procuring goods and services, and the use of contracts and other standard tools that define and drive efficient procurement practice.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This practical two-day course is designed to help those who have recently, or are about to, move into a formal procurement role.  It will help to build an understanding of the breadth of the procurement function.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

This training course is worth 14 CPD credit hours

Training Course Content

Topics covered during the course will include:

  • Budgeting
  • Purchasing
  • Inventory control and inventory management,  including:
    - Receiving
    - Inspection
    - Storekeeping
    - Disposal
  • Scoping
  • Sourcing
  • Evaluation


The cost of this Effective Procurement course is as follows:

Member: £747 (excl. VAT)

Non-member: £830 (excl. VAT)

Fee includes: Lunch, refreshments and all course materials

Inclusive e-learning: Preparing to source from external suppliers

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CIPS, the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, exists to promote and develop high standards of professional skill, ability and integrity among all those engaged in procurement and supply chain management: individuals, organisations and the profession as a whole. CIPS'...

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