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Procurement Strategy and Supply Chain Management

3 weeks
8,225 GBP excl. VAT
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3 weeks
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Course description

Procurement Strategy and Supply Chain Management

The management of the procurement function itself – as opposed to the management by procurement staff of contractors and suppliers – can make the difference between having a purely administrative, internal service provider team that operates in the background, or a strategically important function that can help shape the success of the enterprise. If the head of procurement is a mid-ranking manager he or she may not have the ear of the chief executive. But if the company has a Chief Procurement Officer in the "C Suite", working alongside his or her peers from Finance, Operations and Technology, then it's fair to assume procurement is seen as key to delivering the corporate strategy.

This course provides participants with an in-depth:

  • - review of the critical success factors within Supply Chain Strategy from the Value Chain concept, through to establishing effective process and informational flows, and concludes with improving supply chain resilience in the face of global change and threats both current and future.
  • - exploration of the key elements within successful supply chain management including: forward demand planning techniques and approaches, effectively enhancing efficiency, managing bottleneck situations and concludes with the development and enhancement of effective risk management within the supply chain environment.

The course will wrap with a summary of the key learning points, followed by an action planning exercise with a view to apply the acquired knowledge and skills immediately upon your return to work.

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  • London

Suitability - Who should attend?

Target Audience

This course is suitable for:

  • Procurement Officers, analysts and managers.
  • Contract Engineers and analysts.
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Commercial advisers
  • Procurement team members
  • General managers
  • Executives tasked with managing contracts.
  • Contract Administrators
  • Anyone who wishes to have a good understanding and involvement in purchasing activities.
  • Risk Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Business Improvement teams
  • Supply Chain Managers

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will:

  • Learn about the value Procurement can bring to delivering the corporate strategy.
  • Consider how to structure the procurement function, to make the biggest difference inside organizations.
  • Acquire skills in important procurement activities, such as value chain analysis, purchasing portfolio management and category management.
  • Practice techniques in benchmarking the performance of the procurement team.
  • Appreciate and apply Value Chain concepts.
  • Effectively establish and enhance process and data flows.
  • Build and enhance Supply Chain Resilience and ability to meet current and future state changes and threats.
  • Understand and apply effective forward demand planning techniques.
  • Develop improved supply chain efficiency and continuous improvement.
  • Effectively manage supply chain risk.
  • Implement an Action Plan at your workplace using the knowledge and skills acquired through the course.

Training Course Content

Procurement and Business Strategy

  • The development path for procurement from transactional to value chain management
  • Procurement Organization, structure and job functions

Managing Procurement Risk

  • What risks should procurement be considering?
  • A process to identify, analyse and respond to priority risks
  • Important supply chain risks – case study
  • How to manage risks that turn into reality

Procurement – Performance Measurement and Governance

  • Benefits of measuring the performance of procurement
  • Assessing Purchasing Effectiveness and Purchasing Efficiency
  • KPIs for measuring performance
  • Procurement Information systems

Procurement Benchmarking

  • Identifying cost savings potential
  • Spend analysis
  • Category management
  • Procurement Portfolio analysis
  • Developing a Sourcing strategy

Understand Supply Chains and Value Chains

  • The Concept of the Supply Chain
  • The Value Chain Concept
  • The role and contribution of the Supply Chain upon organizational competitive strategy

Supply Chain Strategy – Process and Data Flow

  • Procurement – The Gateway to the Supply Chain
  • Establishing effective Process Flow
  • Establishing effective Data flow

Supply Chain Strategy – Resilience and Efficiency

  • The link between supply chain efficiency and supply chain resilience.
  • The application of MRP and ERP Systems within Supply Chain Management.
  • Effective Business Contingency Planning and disaster Recovery within Supply Chain Management.

Building Supply Chain Resilience

  • Analysing supply base capacity, capability & reconfigurability
  • Achieving current state Stability
  • Achieving future state Resilience

Supply Chain Management – Enhancing Responsiveness

  • Demand Forecasting techniques
  • The impacts of volume, variation and demand
  • Use of SCADA Systems to enhance efficiencies

Supply Chain Management – Improving Flow

  • Key Supply Chain Diagnostic Tools
  • Effective identification and management of 'Bottlenecks'
  • Establishing cycle time and continuous improvement

Supply Chain Management Techniques

  • Kaizen
  • Lean, Agile, Lagile Supply Chain Structures
  • Supply Chain Risk

JustinTime (JIT) Inventory Management

  • Ensuring data and informational flows
  • Ensuring Supplier Process capability
  • The future of JIT

Course Review

  • Summary and recap of key learning objectives
  • Action Planning

Why choose London Business Training & Consulting

Management consultation service 

Paperless service delivery model

Flexible open course schedule


Course Price: £8225.00 + VAT

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