Training and Seminars – Logistics and Purchasing

Seminar «Basics of procurement and supply chain management»

This program is a fundamental introduction to procurement and supply chain management. Participants will master procurement terminology, supply chain management, and main concepts related to managing the overall flow of materials from suppliers to customers. This seminar is a fundamental introduction to procurement and supply chain management. Participants will master procurement terminology, supply chain management, and basic concepts related to managing the overall flow of materials from suppliers to customers.

The entire procurement process and the flow of materials, information and funds in the chain are considered. and supplies from the supplier to the final consumer. All value chain processes and production management fundamentals are discussed, from long-term to short-term execution planning and activity mapping.

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Seminar «Inventory management»

A practical workshop on category management in supplying a manufacturing company with an introduction to the basic and mandatory tools for a category manager. Category management is one of the main tools of strategic procurement management. Participants of the training on the example of one category will be able to master all the necessary tools and methodology of category management.

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Seminar «Search, selection and evaluation of suppliers»

Participants receive answers to the following questions in the field of inventory management:

  • How to organize effective inventory management in your supply chain
  • How to reduce the level of inventories, but at the same time reduce deficits and out-of-stock current positions?
  • How to optimize inventory levels through better demand planning and forecasting?
  • How to reduce the burden on working capital through better planning in the supply chain?
  • How do replenishment planning decisions (batch size, minimum and maximum level, etc.) affect the configuration of the replenishment system (MRP)?
  • How to determine the optimal batch size and quantity of goods to order?
  • What inventory classification best supports the company's strategy?
  • What KPIs simplify and support inventory management solutions?

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Seminar «Effective procurement negotiations with suppliers»

During the workshop participants examine the main tasks of the sourcing process in a manufacturing company: the levels of maturity of the procurement function and the concept of strategic sourcing, its goals and key benefits for the company, as well as practical steps to implement strategic sourcing in the company.

Sourcing is one of the main tools of strategic management in procurement, the purpose of which is to develop a new level procurement model, in which procurement specialists pay increased attention not only to obtaining acceptable commercial terms from suppliers, concluding profitable contracts and bringing the transaction to an end, with subsequent payment and also conduct additional work with suppliers, stimulating continuous product innovation, optimization of the total cost of ownership (TCO - Total Cost of Ownership), thus creating additional value for the business.

Using one category as an example, participants of the training will be able to learn how to practically apply a strategic sourcing approach to optimize the costs of their company.

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Seminar «Supplier management and tools to increase cooperation efficiency»

An interactive module during which participants will get theoretical knowledge and practical skills in planning, preparing and negotiating with suppliers in order to achieve optimal results with maximum efficiency.

Negotiations are one of the most important stages of relationships with your partners. During the negotiations, agreements are reached on key terms of cooperation and controversial issues between companies are resolved.

As a result of negotiations, you can either significantly improve your position or lose - it all depends on how you prepared and negotiated.

Participants of the training will get acquainted with methods and ways to improve the effectiveness of negotiations and practice the acquired knowledge during practical exercises and role-playing games.

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Logistics for non-logisticians

The task of increasing the company's profits can be solved by auditing the logistics system in the company's warehouse, transport, order systems, balances and stocks, and the like. Also important is the motivation system at all levels of the logistic process, functional responsibilities and the timing of the working day. To control the efficiency of the logistics department in the company, you need the latest KPI.

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Category Management

To train participants providing a strategic understanding of how to use Category Management. Teach them to identify the needs of internal customers and segment costs by category. Give participants analysis tools and teach them to use them effectively. Teach to identify market risks and management technologies, to develop a general strategy for each category.

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