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COURSE PROFILE Globalisation and global supply chains. The impact on business, supply chains and international trade - Risk and uncertainty - Inventory management in the global supply chain - Transport and multi-modal networks Managing cultural diversity and the global customer. Building the international company - Understanding the impact of culture on business Procurement vs. purchasing. The evolvement to procurement - The benefits of procurement The roles and responsibilities of procurement. Supply side risks - Specification of requirements - Procuring value, negotiation and contracts Integrating procurement into the supply chain. New products and services - E-procurement and e-auctions Outsourcing the supply chain. Preparing the ground - Why outsource? Selecting the right partner. Best practice in tendering - Managing the bid process - Managing the outsourced operation Logistics service providers. Global vs. local - A commodity or a service? - The role of the forwarder, integrator, 3PL and 4PL Successful negotiation skills SKILLS ATTAINED Successful development of a global supply chain Risk evaluation Professional procurement Successful outsourcing Negotiation skills Effective tendering skills

COURSE PROFILE Globalisation and global supply chains. The impact on business, supply chains and international trade - Risk and uncertainty - Inventory management in the global supply chain - Transport and multi-modal networks Managing cultural diversity and the global customer. Building the international company - Understanding the impact of culture on business Procurement vs. purchasing. The...

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