looking for quality training
in purchasing and supply

D M Jones & Associates Ltd - providing CIPS training for over 30 years

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IPS 1. Introduction to Purchasing & Supply - 2 Day Course



New recruits to the function or those wanting a refresher course.


  • Purchasing scope - objectives and development
  • Proactive purchasing techniques - changing roles
  • Major areas of concern - quality, delivery, stock control, strategic acquisition costs
  • Purchasing policy - ethics
  • Outsourcing - market testing
  • Supplier evaluation and relationships
  • Purchasing interface - delighting the customer
  • Purchasing administration - quotations and orders
  • Legal process - when is the contract made
  • Basic negotiations - 4 phased approach
  • Cost reduction techniques


  • Awareness of purchasing contribution to organisational profitability and strategies
  • Legal understanding
  • Resolving purchasing issues through the negotiating process
  • Effects of policy issues on purchasing performance
  • Cost reduction techniques and methods for purchasing


Start 9.00am, Lunch 1.00pm, Finish 5.00pm

04/05.10.14 - Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park, Newcastle
20/21.01.15 - Park Inn Birmingham West
10/11.03.15 - Manchester Conference Centre
19.05.15 - Dunkehalgh Hotel, Accrington

NB – All the above courses can be run in house to suit the client – please contact us for details.

£730.00 plus VAT, includes refreshments, lunch and learning materials

D M Jones and Associates Ltd Purchasing business courses.

e-mail info@dmjonesassociates.co.uk 01200 429048 or 07737 136056