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ONLINE: Purchasing Process and Strategic Tools (SCM902)

  • To be announced for 2022


This course is a detailed study of the Purchasing Process within the loop of continuous improvement, from the identification and expression of a need to the evaluation and follow-up of a vendor's performance, Golden rules give a frame of Good Practices.
In addition the course defines the principles of sustainable purchasing with some guidelines on how to integrate these principles into a purchasing policy.

Course Structure: 8 modules of max. 2 hours each, delivered over 4 days
Each day will consist of 2 x 2 hour modules including a 30 min. break in between.

Course Level: Skill / Advanced
Duration: 4 days
Instructor: Paul Adrian or Dominique Deleersnyder

Designed for you, if you are...

  • A buyer or stakeholder of the Supply Chain in need to define a purchasing strategy

How we build your confidence

  • Live instructor-led training
  • This course will give participants a strong theoretical background through a solid and meticulous documentation you will be able to use in your working position as a reference
  • Extensive use of case studies and exercises

The benefits from attending

  • Upon completion of this course you will have a full understanding and control of the Purchasing Process, both in a procurement function or as prescriber in a technical department.
  • In addition you will be able to use all the purchasing tools enabling you to define a purchasing strategy.


Day 1
  • Golden Rules & PDCA cycle
    - 7 Golden rules in purchasing - PDCA cycle applied to purchasing process
  • Schedule and define the needs
    - Internal & external lead time - definition of the 'right' needs: SQSCI Criteria - SOR/SOW - technical/functional specifications
  • Select a supplier
    - Qualification of vendor - category management - OEM - Bidder’s list

Day 2
  • Purchase
    - Consultation - evaluation - cost structures - clarification - negotiation - award - purchasing documents
  • Follow-up and receive
    - Expediting & reception of the purchase order
  • Evaluate vendor’s performance
    - Vendor’s evaluation process - vendor’s progress plan

Day 3
  • Sustainable purchasing
    - Sustainable purchasing definition & principles - how to integrate sustainable purchasing principles in the purchasing policy
  • Category management
    - Category management definition - role of the category manager

Day 4
  • Market analysis & vendor’s strategy
    - SWOT analysis - market analysis - category & vendor strategy
  • Frame agreement & frame contract
    - Definition - comparison - benefits and constraints - goods covered by the frame contract




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