The A - Z of Purchasing & Supply Chain Management

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Last updated Mon, 27-Mar-2023
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Furthermore, we will discover how the purchasing department fits in the overall function of the supply chain operation. Lastly, we will cover how the purchasing department should be managed properly to achieve all of its Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

 

Course Objectives of The A - Z of Purchasing & Supply Chain Management 

  • Define the strategic role of the purchasing department

  • Perform accurate supplier evaluation

  • Develop effective negotiation strategies with all suppliers

  • Explain the importance of value analysis to purchasing

  • Evaluate the performance of the department using proper Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Improve the efficiency of the purchasing department



Day 1
The strategic function of purchasing

  • The link between the purchasing function and organizational strategy

  • Creating a purchasing mission statement

  • Matching the purchasing mission with the company's mission

  • Writing the department's objectives

  • Balancing quality, service, and price

  • Things purchasing should strive for

  • Type O purchasing manager

  • Type S purchasing manager



Day 2
Supplier evaluation and negotiation

  • Negotiating with suppliers

  • Power in negotiation

  • Planning for negotiation

  • The 13 powers of negotiation

  • Achieving the right agreements with suppliers

  • Factors used to evaluate suppliers on total performance

  • Ways of promoting good supplier relations

  • Creating suppliers as good partners

  • Choosing the right suppliers



Day 3
Value analysis

  • 16 key strategic questions to ask

  • Applying the 16 strategic questions

  • How these 16 questions will reduce the total cost

  • Optimizing purchasing productivity

  • Adding value as a purchasing manager

  • The 21st-century purchasing manager

  • From pushing papers to strategic thinking



Day 4
Managing and evaluating the department performance

  • Centralization versus decentralization

  • Reasons for departmental performance appraisal

  • Managing other buyers

  • Management by objectives

  • Continuous development for the buyers

  • Key Performance Indicators for purchasing

  • Choosing the right KPIs for purchasing

  • The right number of departmental KPIs



Day 5
Improving purchasing efficiency
  • Evaluating service to end-users

  • Conducting the right surveys

  • Communicating better with end-users

  • Ethical behavior with suppliers

  • Ethical behavior with end-users

  • Purchasing policies and procedures

  • Training the staff


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