Commercial awareness for the Supply Chain & Procurement teams

SR Supply Chain Consultants
Course summary
6 hours
Professional Training
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Course description

Commercial awareness for the Supply Chain & Procurement teams

This course provides an excellent, comprehensive commercial overview and introduction to a range of Market analysis tools and techniques that are essential for all Supply Chain and Procurement practitioners. Together with a key insight into Stakeholder Management utilising a globally renowned model, this course will equip delegates well for their future development within their Organisation.

Due to Covid19 this course is now being held as an online interactive webinar - Please Contact us for details - we can arrange this session for your homeworkers for up to 12 delegates

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is particularly valuable for Procurement teams, Buying and Marketing teams and any employee who would benefit from being introduced to new commercial tools and techniques, or for a 1 day refresher for more experienced employees.
This course will allow delegates to fully analyse their external environment, their current market place and their Customer / Supplier base to identify areas for Competitive Advantage.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Upon completion of this course every delegate will be able to:

  • Fully analyse a market place and through utilisation of key tools and techniques to identify opportunities for Competitive Advantage and areas of risk
  • Use procurement Segmentation tools, Supply Positioning and Supplier Preferencing to determine the strategic importance of different elements of a Category and have an insight as to how their Suppliers see them in terms of importance
  • Categorise internal Stakeholders using a framework to determine what methods and approaches of engagement are most effective in different circumstances
  • Use a number of key supplier appraisal tools and techniques to help them optimise their Supply base.

7 Hours CPD

Training Course Content

To ensure that delegates:

  • Understand the difference between Tactical and Strategic Procurement
    Are able to fully analyse their Macro and Micro environments through the utilisation of key tools e.g. STEEPLE, Porter’s 5 forces and generic frameworks such as SWOT etc.
  • Understand the complexities of working / negotiation in varying market structures e.g. Monopoly, Imperfect, Perfect and Oligopoly environments
  • Can practically utilise and apply key Procurement Market analysis tools, Supply positioning, Supplier preferencing to a product category area.
  • Have essential stakeholder management skills to allow them to engage effectively with colleagues and develop themselves internally.

About provider

SR Supply Chain Consultants Ltd - Developing the People Behind Procurement & Supply

SR Supply Chain Consultants Ltd have been delivering procurement  training for a number of years, specialising in the delivery of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) qualification, and the Commercial Procurement and Supply Apprenticeship. SR Supply Chain Consultants...

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SR Supply Chain Consultants

Suite 8 Business First Centre Millennium Road
PR2 5BL Preston

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