Procurement logistics and Supply Chain Management course

Course Date: 11th – 22nd, November 2019 for 10 Day

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Organizer: Foscore Development Center

Course Fee : $ 2,000


The development and implementation of strategic on acquisition of all materials, goods, equipment and services has become a critical issue in all organizations wishing to reduce operating cost while improving quality and productivity. This course will introduce participants to the fundamental aspects of the supply chain environment, including enterprise resource planning systems and requirement systems. The interrelationships between purchasing, vendor selection, sources of supply, and technology will also be explored in this program. The focus is on management and the skills and resources for a successful manager


10 days.


Upon completion of this training course, participants will be able to:

Establish the mission, vision, and knowledge needed to successfully implement the processes and methods needed to reach best performance

Explaining what procurement and supply chain management are fundamentally about so that participant are able to apply key techniques in controlling cost, time and the movement of goods and materials to customers and users

Be familiar with the basics of purchasing and the purchasing environment.

Have an understanding of the various approaches, tools, and strategies used in negotiations.

Learn the entrepreneurship and pricing scenarios

Understand the marketing management and the strategies involved in developing a marketing plan.

Become aware of the subjects in the field of price and cost analysis from a purchasing and production perspective.

Be able to promote recognition and acceptance of professional status for certified people involved in purchasing and supply chain operations among other areas of business management.

Be able to develop performance standards and operational guidelines; which can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of purchasing and supply chain.

Be able to develop and live by a code of ethical standards for purchasing and supply chain operations under which modern business practices might be more clearly understood and favorably accepted by the public in general.

Increase in personal confidence, satisfaction, and pride from direct involvement in purchasing and supply chain operations.

Use of excel in procurement, logistic and supply chain management

Use of Acess/SQL in procurement, logistic and supply chain database management


This program is intended for anyone currently working in, or planning to work in, procurement management, supply management, a purchasing department, or any other area involved with procurement or supply.

Course Outline

Module one: Procurement as a Dynamic, Interactive System

The System Approach vs. the Traditional Functional Approach

Goals of Procurement

Developing the Strategic Procurement Plan

Procurement Process

Procurement as Part of the Supply Chain

Module two: Developing the Strategic Procurement Decisions

Make / Buy Decision evaluation

Vertical Integration

Alliances and Partnerships

Inter-company Trade

Reciprocity and Counter Trade

Supplier Strategy

The Coordination Strategy

The Purchasing Organization

Module Three: Implementing the Tactical Procurement Decisions

Supplier Involvement

Value Analysis

Quality Assurance

Supplier Selection

Supplier Rating and Ranking

Contract Management

IT Systems and e-Procurement

Policies and Procedures

Staffing the Procurement Department

Module Four: Dealing with Operational Procurement Decisions

Selecting the most Appropriate Ordering Process

Addressing Quality Issues


Overdue Orders


The Payment Process

Reducing the Cost of Procurement strategy

Module Five: Procurement Decisions and Procurement Performance Measurement

The Different Contingency Situations

Contingency Management

Spend Analysis

Total Cost of Ownership

Supplier Performance Measurement

Module six: Understanding Logistics and the Supply Chain

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Understanding the Supply Chain Dynamics

International and Global Logistics

Supply Chain Operations Reference Models

Theory of Constraints

Module Seven: Transportation Economics

The Role of Transportation in Logistics

Management Key Decisions

Types of Mode or Intermodal System

International Commercial Terms in Transportation and the Liabilities

Documentation in Transportation

Hazardous Materials Transportation

Module Eight: Performance, Risk and Warehouse Management

Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

Warehouse Management:

  • Role in the Supply Chain
  • Flows
  • Equipment Selection

Supply Chain Risks:

  • Operational
  • Inventory
  • Exchange Rates
  • Financial
  • Disruption
  • Security

Module Nine: Procurement in Supply Chain

Difference between Procurement and Purchasing

Role of Procurement and Purchasing

Support Operational Requirements

Manage the Procurement Process and the Supply Base

Develop Strong Relationships with Other Functional Groups

Team Roles and Responsibilities

Module Ten: Inventory Management

Statistics in Inventory Management

Financial in Inventory Management

Selective Inventory Control Management

Understanding Inventory Status

Reducing Excess and Obsolete Inventory

Improving the Organization’s Logistics and Supply Chain

MODULE Eleven: Contract drafting

Introduction and Overview

The Procurement Process

Elements of Supplier Selection

Supplier Evaluation

The Bidding Process

Supplier Contracting

Contract Principles

Contract Drafting

Contract Drafting

Module Twelve: Advance excel formulas and functions

Excel Formulas

Conditional Statements & Logical Operators

Statistical Functions

Lookup/Reference Functions

Text Functions

Date & Time Functions

Formula-Based Formatting

Array Formulas

Charts and graphs

Module Thirteen: Suppliers and Customers Database Management using MS Access

  • Introduction to MS access
  • Creating and interlinking Table
  • Creating Forms
  • Creating Queries from different tables
  • Creating Reports

General Notes

All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants needs

The participant must be conversant with English

Presentations are well guided, practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are expert with more than 10years of experience.

Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)

Training will be done at Foscore development center (FDC-K) center in Nairobi Kenya. We also offer more than five participants training at requested location within Kenya, more than ten participant within east Africa and more than twenty participant all over the world.

Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

The course fee includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, buffet lunch and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance and other personal expenses.

Accommodation, pickup, freight booking and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.

One year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

Register as a group of more than two and enjoy discount of (10% to 50%) plus free five hour adventure drive to the National game park, in Nairobi.

Payment should be done two week before commence of the training, to FOSCORE DEVELOPMENT CENTER account, so as to enable us prepare better for you.

For any enquiry to: [email protected] or +254712260031


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