ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Managing Your Supplier Base

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About the course

This course is for those who want to understand and implement the essential tools of Purchasing and Procurement by understanding the crucial role of suppliers and maintaining strong relationships with them. Participants will learn how to evaluate procedures and make needed changes to methods to improve supplier relationships whilst achieving significant reductions in inventories, eliminate wasteful costs; and obtain added value for money.

Course Objectives

To manage your supplier base, relationships and consolidate supplier base.

Course Outline

Performance Purchasing

  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to Purchasing and its contribution to the organization
  • Key Concepts
  • Purchasing Organizations
  • The Procurement Cycle
  • Purchasing Systems

Supplier Selection

  • Specifications
  • Working with End-users
  • Supplier Evaluation Criteria
  • Appropriate Supplier Methodologies
  • Total Cost Approach

Purchasing Performance

  • Supplier Measurement
  • Vendor Rating
  • Action Planning
  • Course Review and Evaluation

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for buyers of all types of materials, equipment and services who seek to strengthen their personal abilities as well as performance of their purchasing department.

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