Cost Reduction Opportunities in Purchasing Function Course

  • 23 - 25 Jun 2020
  • 13 - 15 Oct 2020
  • 08 - 10 Nov 2020
  • Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

This career building training course will examine an organization’s revenue that is spent on goods and services - everything from raw materials to spares and stocks. Hence, when the goal is to increase earnings by lowering costs, world-class organizations look closely at their purchasing strategies.

Success in purchasing is dependent not only on an awareness of the potential opportunities, but more importantly, and the focus of this course, is the knowledgeable implementation of the methods, processes, and techniques that should be utilized in order to become a leader in obtaining real supply management savings through negotiations and understanding cost reduction

This training course will feature:

  • How to be world class in cost reductions
  • Processes for developing purchase price index
  • How to evaluate supplier prices
  • The importance of planning in successful negotiations
  • Approaches in negotiations

Learning Objectives

  • By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:
  • Examine the key features in spend profiles
  • Evaluating costing reduction opportunities
  • Understanding supplier pricing structures
  • Apply purchasing strategic plans
  • Develop common approaches in planning for negotiations

Course Contents

  • Continuous Improvement in Cost and Productivity
  • How do other functions view purchasing?
  • A Purchasing Savings Model
  • Total Cost of Ownership Models
  • Cost Reduction Initiatives
  • Establishing a Strategic Focus with Pareto Analysis on Cost
  • Modern Methods of Analyzing the Spend
  • Defining Cost Reduction Opportunities
  • Developing Company Purchase Price Index and Comparing to External Indexes
  • Understanding of Supply Marketplace and how Suppliers Price
  • Benchmarking best practices in Cost Reduction
  • Resisting Price Increases
  • Supplier Performance Measurement
  • Cost Saving Methods
  • Methods of Price Evaluation
  • Price Justification
  • Methods of Price Analysis
  • The Competition that leads to price reduction and evaluation
  • Methods of Cost Analysis
  • Breaking down the Elements of Cost
  • Developing \"Should Cost\"
  • Successful Negotiations
  • Negotiation Skill Sets
  • Steps in Negotiation Preparation
  • Methods of Persuasion
  • What Does Win/Win Really Mean?
  • Determining the Issues
  • Rating & Valuing Issues
  • Determining Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Know Your Better Alternatives to Negotiated Agreements (BATNA)
  • Analyzing the Other Side
  • Negotiation Objectives Diagram
  • Prepare the Negotiation Team
  • Tips for the Actual Negotiation
  • Participants will negotiate model cases & discuss the results to provide an opportunity for hands on experience 

Whom to Attend?

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Contracts, Purchasing, and Procurement Personnel
  • Engineering, Operational, Project, and Maintenance Personnel
  • Those who are involved in the planning, evaluation, preparation and management of purchasing, tenders, contracts that cover the acquisition of materials, equipment, and services