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ONLINE: Purchasing Strategic Tools (SCM923)


    This module first defines the principles of sustainable purchasing with some guidelines on how to integrate these principles into a purchasing policy.
    In the following sections, we will study the tools allowing the purchaser to define a strategy: Market analysis, segmentation of the market into categories, vendor's strategy and the types of contractual agreement the buyer will put in place depending on the defined Strategy.

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

    Course Level: Skill
    Duration: 2 days
    Instructor: Paul Adrian or Pierre Lhermitte

    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 module you will be able to use all the purchasing tools enabling you to define a purchasing strategy.
    • Through many exercises, you will define yourself which strategy to implement based on your market analysis.


    Day 1
    • 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 2
    • 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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