Purchasing Best Practice
Ensure that your purchasing operations support your change and business improvement strategies every step of the way
Purchased costs are continuing to increase as a percentage of total turnover. At the same time customers are demanding increasing variety and responsiveness. Product life cycles continue to shorten.
Against this background it is essential to understand where your purchasing department is on the journey towards best practice:
How far has the department travelled from being seen as a bureaucrat to being regarded as a key agent of change across the total business?
What are the external factors that are getting in the way of progress?
This Active Learning Day provides a route map for improving the contribution that your supply chain makes to response times and costs within the organisation.
Typically at least 50% of an organisation’s costs are directly related to purchases, making this another area (like Lean Operations – see separate information sheet for this workshop) where significant and immediate savings and improvements can be made.
Outline of the Workshop
Mapping the total supply chain
Competitive or collaborative relations?
How to segment suppliers in terms of value and risk
Strategies you can use to address each segment
Organisational options for each segment
Developing capability on your supply chain
Benefits of attending – at the workshop, delegates will learn to:
Re-energise and refocus company-specific supply chain strategies
Examine both the strategic and tactical aspects of purchasing
Reduce costs and delays associated with the purchasing function
Direct purchasing effort towards high-value activities
Who should attend?
Purchasing Managers and Professionals
Those charged with ensuring their organisation receives and delivers best value
Those with responsibility for delivering continuous improvement
When: 3rd June. Repeated: 9th December
Workshop leaders: Bob Burton and David Clegg, Back-On-Track Ltd.
This Training Course is taught in classrooms in the following locations:
Guide Price: £435