Introduction to Purchasing & Procurement
Overview
Procurement involves the process of finding, and selecting vendors and establishing payment terms. Procurement also includes strategic vetting, selection, the negotiation of contracts and actual purchasing of goods. Purchasing and Procurement process is the foundation of the strong relationship with the vendors.
Who is it for
Introduction to Purchasing & Procurement is certified by CPD Qualifications Standards and IAO. This makes it perfect for anyone trying to learn potential professional skills.

As there is no experience and qualification required for this course, it is available for all students from any academic background.
Description
The Introduction to Purchasing & Procurement provides the practical knowledge of Supply Chain Management, Purchasing toolkit, the Purchasing cycle, tools and trade, etc. In the course, you will also learn how to manage competitive bids and the procedures for minimising the Supply Chain Risk.

The course will able to apply your knowledge in the real world. You will also be able to use the Procurement tools from the PC-based applications to Cloud-based applications.

COURSE CURRICULUM

Course Overview
Supply Chain Management Basics
The Purchasing Cycle
Purchasing Toolkit
Managing Competitive Bids
Improving Efficiency and Accuracy
Analyzing and Reducing Risk in the Supply Chain
Managing Internal Relationships
Tools of the Trade

Assessment:
At the end of the course, you will be required to sit for an online MCQ test. Your test will be assessed automatically and immediately. You will instantly know whether you have been successful or not.
Before sitting for your final exam you will have the opportunity to test your proficiency with a mock exam.

Certification:
After completing and passing the course successfully, you will be able to obtain an Accredited Certificate of Achievement.
Certificates can be obtained either in hard copy at a cost of 39 or in PDF format at a cost of 24.
Requirements
This course is available to all learners, of all academic backgrounds.
Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course.
Career Path
After completing this course you will be able to build up accurate knowledge and skills with proper confidence to enrich yourself and brighten up your career in the relevant job market.

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