About   |   Newsletter
Demand & Supply Chain Management Evolution

Course Detail

Introduction to procurement and category management

Information on this card refer to a past edition of the course.
Please select a new edition for more information.


Education Center: CIPS
Date: Please check (on your top-right) for a new edition
City: London

Duration: 1 day

This interactive one-day training course considers fundamental elements of the procurement process together with basic tools and techniques used within procurement and supply. It provides an excellent grounding in procurement basics and is designed for those in a junior procurement/supply chain role or those new to the discipline.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Understand the basic fundamentals of the procurement cycle and how each phase contributes to the effective management of the supply chain function, enabling you to do your job better
- Identify when to apply a range of purchasing tools and techniques
- Understand the need for the involvement of procurement in specification development and build a basic understanding of the category sourcing process
- Understand the importance of supplier appraisal, post-tender appraisal and developing relevant tender documents
- Know the difference between performance and supplier relationship management



Click here to consult all Education Programs



Other editions of this course
in United Kingdom:

14 Oct 2020  -  Manchester

9 Nov 2020  -  Birmingham

9 Dec 2020  -  London


Other Education Programs of
CIPS in United Kingdom:

Assessing, managing and mitigating risk  

Forecasting techniques and inventory management  

Advanced negotiation  

Category management  

Commercial approach to software agreements - advanced  

Commercial approach to software agreements - essentials  

Commercial approach: cloud service agreements  

Commodity management  

Contract management  

Developing contracts  

Effective negotiation  

Introduction to contract management  

Introduction to contracts  

Introduction to negotiation  

Introduction to procurement and category management  

Introduction to public sector procurement  

Modern Slavery Act  

Modern slavery awareness  

Procurement fraud  

Strategic sourcing and tendering  

Supplier behaviour  

Sustainable procurement  

TUPE and its impact on procurement