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Purchasing & Procurement (SCM02)


    Procurement integrates several functions aiming at supplying a company (requester) with goods from a vendor at the point of origin to the final destination point.
    In the oil & gas industry this final destination point may be an isolated/remote area of difficult access. This makes the Procurement process an essential element of operational Supply Chain efficiency.
    In addition, the Purchasing function, which is part of the Procurement process, is at the origin of very huge cost implications: savings or over spending in an industry investing billions of dollars in industrial projects.
    Purchasing is therefore a strategic function to create added value for any company.

    This course provides a thorough understanding of the Procurement process and ways to optimise its efficiency through recommended practices and exercises.

    Course Level: Skill / Advanced
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor: Paul Adrian

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A buyer or manager in the purchasing department
    • A stakeholder in the Supply Chain: shipping agent, stock controller, cost controller, transit agent, etc.
    • Logistics staff who wants to deepen your knowledge of the Supply Chain
    • An administrator from a Technical Department wishing to facilitate your interaction with the Purchasing Department

    How we build your confidence

    • This course will give you a strong theoretical background through a solid and meticulous documentation, which you will be able to use in your working position as a reference
    • The course will also make extensive use of case studies, exercises and roleplay
    • When appropriate, videos will complete and support the theory

    The benefits from attending

    By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:

    • The Supply Chain in the upstream industry and its objectives
    • The Procurement functions
    • The Purchasing process from the identification of a need to its satisfaction within the specifications, planning and budget
    • The strategic tools of the buyer: management and market analysis, definition of the frame agreement and contracts
    • Transit and freight forwarding


    Definition of the Supply Chain
    • The Supply Chain in the manufacturing industry
    • The Supply Chain in the upstream industry
    • Exercise and comparison

    Procurement Functions Description
    • Purchasing
    • Expediting
    • Inspection
    • Transit
    • Material management

    Purchasing Process
    • Golden rules & PDCA cycle
    • Schedule and define the needs
    • Supplier selection
    • Purchase
    • Follow-up and receive
    • Evaluate vendor’s performance

    Purchasing Strategic Tools
    • Sustainable purchasing
    • Category management
    • Market analysis & vendor’s strategy
    • Frame agreement & frame contract

    Transit & Shipping
    • Legal framework of Freight Forwarding activity
    • Key players
    • Incoterms
    • Liabilities and insurances in the international transportation chain
    • Contracting the Freight Forwarder
    • Customs regulations
    • Packing of the goods



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