Supply Chain and Logistics Management Courses

  • latest blog post
    FUNDAMENTALS OF PURCHASING

    What makes a successful buyer in this age? In this course, we will discuss all the tools and techniques required to become a successful buyer. We will also cover the basic principles of the purchasing function. Furthermore, we will explore how to establish a strong foundation for the purchasing function. The efficient buying of goods and services will be covered in details including the latest practices of purchasing. The total purchasing cycle will be discussed so that the final product will hit the market as fast as possible.

    Target Audience

    Junior Buyers, Buyers, Purchasing Department Personnel and Other Personnel from other departments who need to understand the buying function.

    Target Competencies

    • Purchasing methods
    • Supplier communication
    • Writing purchase orders
    • Logistics methods
    • Sourcing of materials
    • Negotiation

    Course Methodology

    This course uses a variety of interactive learning methods such as : Group Discussions, Videos, Team Exercises, Case Studies And Questionnaires.

    Course Objectives

    By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    • Apply the fundamentals and modern principles of the purchasing function
    • Utilize the best practices in purchasing strategies and processes
    • Use all the skills required to be an effective buyer
    • Improve the efficiency of buying goods and services
    • Select suppliers in a better way
    • Determine transportation and packaging requirements
    • Shorten total lead time to speed up the purchasing cycle

  • latest blog post
    FUNDAMENTALS OF PURCHASING

    What makes a successful buyer in this age? In this course, we will discuss all the tools and techniques required to become a successful buyer. We will also cover the basic principles of the purchasing function. Furthermore, we will explore how to establish a strong foundation for the purchasing function. The efficient buying of goods and services will be covered in details including the latest practices of purchasing. The total purchasing cycle will be discussed so that the final product will hit the market as fast as possible.

    Target Audience

    Junior Buyers, Buyers, Purchasing Department Personnel and Other Personnel from other departments who need to understand the buying function.

    Target Competencies

    • Purchasing methods
    • Supplier communication
    • Writing purchase orders
    • Logistics methods
    • Sourcing of materials
    • Negotiation

    Course Methodology

    This course uses a variety of interactive learning methods such as : Group Discussions, Videos, Team Exercises, Case Studies And Questionnaires.

    Course Objectives

    By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    • Apply the fundamentals and modern principles of the purchasing function
    • Utilize the best practices in purchasing strategies and processes
    • Use all the skills required to be an effective buyer
    • Improve the efficiency of buying goods and services
    • Select suppliers in a better way
    • Determine transportation and packaging requirements
    • Shorten total lead time to speed up the purchasing cycle

  • latest blog post
    FUNDAMENTALS OF PURCHASING

    What makes a successful buyer in this age? In this course, we will discuss all the tools and techniques required to become a successful buyer. We will also cover the basic principles of the purchasing function. Furthermore, we will explore how to establish a strong foundation for the purchasing function. The efficient buying of goods and services will be covered in details including the latest practices of purchasing. The total purchasing cycle will be discussed so that the final product will hit the market as fast as possible.

    Target Audience

    Junior Buyers, Buyers, Purchasing Department Personnel and Other Personnel from other departments who need to understand the buying function.

    Target Competencies

    • Purchasing methods
    • Supplier communication
    • Writing purchase orders
    • Logistics methods
    • Sourcing of materials
    • Negotiation

    Course Methodology

    This course uses a variety of interactive learning methods such as : Group Discussions, Videos, Team Exercises, Case Studies And Questionnaires.

    Course Objectives

    By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    • Apply the fundamentals and modern principles of the purchasing function
    • Utilize the best practices in purchasing strategies and processes
    • Use all the skills required to be an effective buyer
    • Improve the efficiency of buying goods and services
    • Select suppliers in a better way
    • Determine transportation and packaging requirements
    • Shorten total lead time to speed up the purchasing cycle

    This course also holds as a 10 day programme

  • latest blog post
    FUNDAMENTALS OF PURCHASING

    What makes a successful buyer in this age? In this course, we will discuss all the tools and techniques required to become a successful buyer. We will also cover the basic principles of the purchasing function. Furthermore, we will explore how to establish a strong foundation for the purchasing function. The efficient buying of goods and services will be covered in details including the latest practices of purchasing. The total purchasing cycle will be discussed so that the final product will hit the market as fast as possible.

    Target Audience

    Junior Buyers, Buyers, Purchasing Department Personnel and Other Personnel from other departments who need to understand the buying function.

    Target Competencies

    • Purchasing methods
    • Supplier communication
    • Writing purchase orders
    • Logistics methods
    • Sourcing of materials
    • Negotiation

    Course Methodology

    This course uses a variety of interactive learning methods such as : Group Discussions, Videos, Team Exercises, Case Studies And Questionnaires.

    Course Objectives

    By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    • Apply the fundamentals and modern principles of the purchasing function
    • Utilize the best practices in purchasing strategies and processes
    • Use all the skills required to be an effective buyer
    • Improve the efficiency of buying goods and services
    • Select suppliers in a better way
    • Determine transportation and packaging requirements
    • Shorten total lead time to speed up the purchasing cycle

    This course also holds as a 10 day programme

  • latest blog post
    INVENTORY PLANNING AND STOCK CONTROL

    Inventory planning and stock control is a critical process within Supply Chain Management (SCM) which ensures continuity of supply of the inventory at the lowest cost. Effective inventory planning will help the SCM team improve the accuracy of forecasts, ensure enough inventory levels at all times, and enhance profitability by optimizing the expenses. The control side of this process is to ensure that plans are being met and to take the necessary actions) when otherwise.

    Demand planners are the behind the scenes professionals who are entrusted with this mega load. When they do their job right no one recognizes them, however, they will be noticed quickly when they fail to deliver given the negative impact this will have on customer service and the bottom line. In this course, many inventory planning theories, models and best practices will be discussed which when properly implemented will assist the participants deal with various future scenarios to ensure continuous flow of the inventory at the least possible cost.

    Target Audience

    Those involved in inventory (materials) planning and stock control at the operational and supervisory levels. Also, those working in other functions of materials management (purchasing, stores, distribution) who need to understand the mechanics of inventory planning and stock control.

    Target Competencies

    • Planning and logistics theory and practices
    • Planning and logistics work processes
    • Inventory management
    • Assessment and planning of requirements
    • Demand planning
    • Warehouse management
    • Performance management

    Course Methodology

    The course uses a mix of interactive and hands-on techniques. Beside the brief presentations by the consultant and the participants, there will be many individual and group exercises. The exercises are all work related where participants need to calculate or draw the optimal solutions after understanding the process.

    Course Objectives

    By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    • State the objectives of inventory management and list their impact on cost and customer service
    • Prepare proper classification of inventory and use best practices for item specification and cataloguing
    • Use forecasting techniques to predict demand and better manage lead times
    • Compute the optimum ordering quantity and determine safety stocks and reorder points
    • Schedule cycle counts, improve inventory record accuracy, and find ways to reduce inventories
    • List various techniques to reduce inventory, including Just-in-Time (JIT)
    • Identify relevant Key Performance Indicators