Nigerian Seminars and Trainings

Search conferences, training, seminars, courses and workshops in Nigeria and around the world

business logo

Advanced Procurement Management and Advanced Supply Chain Management

By: HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute


06 Mar - 07 Apr, 2017  2 month, 2 day

Follow Event


GBP 24,000

By the conclusion of the advanced procurement management and advanced supply chain management training, delegates will be able to:

  • Discuss the scope of purchasing;
  • Identify the purchasing cycle concept;
  • Discuss purchasing and supply as a service activity;
  • Discuss the changing role of purchasing and supply;
  • Explain how purchasing might develop from an independent function to an integrated activity;
  • Identify the internal and external influences which have affected the evolution of purchasing;
  • Examine the ‘total acquisition cost’ concept;
  • Consider the adoption of relationships based on mutual benefits as an alternative to the traditional transactional, adversarial approach;
  • Highlight the evolution of concepts relating to purchasing development;
  • Identify key practices encountered in developed strategic purchasing;
  • Provide mini-case studies demonstrating how companies are developing their purchasing functions;
  • To explain the growth in the strategic role of procurement, purchasing and supply;
  • Explain the concept of strategic management;
  • Identify various forms of purchasing strategy aimed at gaining competitive advantage and to examine influences on strategic choice;
  • Examine the issues of how decentralized v. Centralized departmental organisations and support services affect the structure of the purchasing team;
  • Appreciate the importance of purchasing within the organization’s structure;
  • Consider the placing of purchasing in various types of organisations;
  • Consider the central role of contract management in the virtual organisation;
  • Discuss the concept of outsourcing;
  • Highlight the basics of a best practice approach to outsourcing, including outsourcing methodologies;
  • Outline the pitfalls of outsourcing;
  • Outline the use of service level agreements (SLAs);
  • Indicate the move away from quality control (inspection techniques) towards quality assurance (prevention of defective work);
  • Discuss statistical process control (SPC) and off-line control;
  • Introduce the concept of failure mode and effect analysis;
  • Examine the different approaches to producing a specification and the role of value analysis, including the idea of early supplier involvement;
  • Consider the fact that total quality management requires the involvement of all suppliers and subcontractors, ideally at an early stage, and to outline the concept of concurrent engineering;
  • Comment on the benefits of standardisation ;
  • Introduce the standards BS EN ISO 9000 on quality assurance;
  • Discuss Value analysis (VA) and Value engineering (VE);
  • Comment on the economics of quality;
  • Identify what drives make-or-buy decisions;
  • Consider provisioning systems for stock and production purposes;
  • Examine positive and negative reasons for holding stock and approaches to reducing inventories;
  • Identify methods of stock control and their application;
  • Explain the EOQ concept;
  • Discuss the usefulness and limitations of forecasting in the supply context;
  • Develop an appreciation of MRP, MRP2, DRP and ERP systems;
  • Discuss ‘just-in-time’ and related philosophies;
  • Explain late customization as a provisioning policy;
  • Emphasize the importance of responsiveness to customer needs;
  • Consider differing perceptions of ‘lead time’;
  • Explain the importance of lead time variability;
  • Outline the component parts of lead times;
  • Explain the need for expediting, how it is prioritised and organised and how it can be reduced;
  • Introduce network analysis and GANTT charts;
  • Consider the inclusion of liquidated damages, penalty and force majeure clauses in a contract;
  • Suggest the attributes of a good supplier;
  • Examine the ‘relationships spectrum’, and the move towards more mutuality in appropriate buyer/seller relationships;
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different procurement policies;
  • Examine the factors influencing pricing decisions;
  • Compare ‘price analysis’ with ‘cost analysis’;
  • Analyse the ways in which major contracts might be priced;
  • Explain contract price adjustment clauses;
  • Explain the use of incentive clauses in relation to price and cost;
  • Explain the effect of the ‘learning curve’ on the cost of production;
  • Understand negotiating as a ‘mutuality of wants, resolved by exchange’;
  • Identify the activities carried out during the different stages of negotiation;
  • Analyze the characteristics of a skilled negotiator;
  • Recognize the key points of discussion stage behaviour and recognise negotiating ploys;
  • Introduce the concept of body language and how it can be interpreted; and
  • View how negotiating technique is influenced by long-term interests.
Jakarta, Indonesia Mar 06 - 07 Apr, 2017
GBP 24,000.00
(Convert Currency)

+44 7736147507; +44 1902 763607; +44 2071935906; +

Related Courses
Bank Cost and Budgetary Control Course - Diploma Postgraduate (Dubai) Bank Cost and Budgetary Control Course - Diploma Postgraduate (Dubai)

5 days, 12 - 16 Jun, 2017 

2017-06-12 12:06:00
United Arab Emirates

HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute

For the proposed workshop a variety of methodologies will be employed, thereby providing a wide range of ‘learning experience’ for the delegates. These will contribute greatly to learning ...

Automotive Industry: Technical and Contextual Explorations (1) Course (Dubai) Automotive Industry: Technical and Contextual Explorations (1) Course (Dubai)

5 days, 22 - 26 May, 2017 

2017-05-22 12:05:00
United Arab Emirates

HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute

By the conclusion of the specified learning and development activities, delegates will be able to: Define internal combustion engine and determine where it is commonly used Learn how to build an ...

Enterprise Risk Management ERM Seminar or Course Enterprise Risk Management ERM Seminar or Course

13 days, 15 - 27 May, 2017 

2017-05-15 12:05:00

HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute

This is a 12-day course. At the end of the course, you will receive a Diploma-Postgraduate in Engerprise Risk Management (Double Credit). Courses are delivered in over 30 Cities including Dubai, ...

Modern Quality Systems Course - Diploma Postgraduate (Malaysia) Modern Quality Systems Course - Diploma Postgraduate (Malaysia)

5 days, 15 - 19 May, 2017 

2017-05-15 12:05:00

HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute

This modern quality systems course is designed for: Quality Managers Project Managers Production Managers Production Supervisors Product Engineers Inspectors Line Leaders Production Operators Those ...