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Advanced Procurement Management and Advanced Supply Chain Management

By: HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute


04 Sep - 06 Oct, 2017  2 month, 3 days

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GBP 30,000

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 Sep 04 - 06 Oct, 2017
GBP 30,000.00(The course cost does not include living accommodation. However, delegates are treated with the following: Continuous snacks throughout the Event Days; Hot Lunch on Event Days; City Tour; Hand-outs; Stationery. We offer very attractive discount for groups)
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