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Seminar or Course Number 181 - Advanced Procurement and Contract Management, Leading to Diploma – Postgraduate – in Advanced Procurement and Contract Management, Double-Credit, 60 Credit-Hours, accumulating to a Postgraduate Certificate, with 120 additional Credit-Hours, and a Postgraduate Diploma, with 300 additional Credit-Hours. Contents include: Purchasing Scope and Development; The Changing Role of Purchasing and Supply; Proactive Purchasing; Procurement Positioning; Total Acquisition Cost and Total Cost Ownership; Non-Manufacturing Organisations; The Supply Chain Concept; Purchasing Development; Best Practices in Strategic Supply Management; Strategic Procurement and Supply Chain Management; Strategic Procurement; The Concept of Strategy;

 

The Mission Statement; Levels of Strategy; Category Management; Strategic Management; Strategic Analysis; Strategic Development; Strategic Implementation; Objectives for Purchasing; Strategies and Their Scope; Selecting a Strategy; Effective Supply and Market Strategy; Purchasing and Supply in the Different Types of Organization; Organisation of the Activity; Purchasing In the Organisation Structure; Purchasing Devolution; The Supply Chain; Improving Efficiency of the Supply Chain; Type of Supply Chain; Strategic Development of Purchasing; Outsourcing; Outsourcing Methodologies; Outsourcing –Pitfalls; How to Avoid Pitfalls; Quality Management; What Is Quality; Statistical Process Control; Taguchi Methods for the Off-Line Control of Quality; Failure Mode and Effect Analysis; Specification; Producing a Specification; Early Supplier Involvement; Concurrent Engineering; Standardisation; Supplier Assessment; Economics of Quality; Quality Circles; The Seven Wastes; Value Analysis/Value Engineering; Make-Or-Buy Decision.

Advanced Procurement and Contract Management Seminar or Course, Leading to Diploma – Postgraduate, in Advanced Procurement and Contract Management (Double-Credit), Accumulating to a Postgraduate Diploma.

 Course Co-ordinator:        

Prof. Dr. R. B. Crawford is Course Coordinator. He is the Director of HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute, A Postgraduate-Only Institution. He has the following Qualifications and Affiliations:

Doctor of Philosophy {(PhD) {University College London (UCL) - University of London)};

MEd Management (University of Bath);

Postgraduate (Advanced) Diploma Science Teacher Ed. (University of Bristol);

Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems (University of West London, formerly Thames Valley University);

Diploma in Doctoral Research Supervision, (University of Wolverhampton);

Teaching Certificate;

Fellow of the Institute of Management Specialists;

Human Resources Specialist, of the Institute of Management Specialists;

Member of the Asian Academy of Management (MAAM);

Member of the International Society of Gesture Studies (MISGS);

Member of the Standing Council for Organisational Symbolism (MSCOS);

Member of ResearchGate;

Executive Member of Academy of Management (AOM). There, his contribution incorporates the judging of competitions, review of journal articles, and guiding the development of conference papers. He also contributes to the Disciplines of:

Human Resources;

Organization and Management Theory;

Organization Development and Change;

Research Methods;

Conflict Management;

Organizational Behavior;

Management Consulting;

Gender & Diversity in Organizations; and

Critical Management Studies.

Professor Dr. Crawford has been an Academic in the following UK Universities:

University of London (Royal Holloway), as Research Tutor;

University of Greenwich (Business School), as Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management;

University of Wolverhampton, (Wolverhampton Business School), as Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management;

London Southbank University (Business School), as Lecturer and Unit Leader.

His responsibilities in these roles included:

Doctoral Research Supervisor;

Admissions Tutor;

Postgraduate and Undergraduate Dissertation Supervisor;

Programme Leader;

Personal Tutor.

 

For Whom This Course is Designed

This Course is Designed For:

  •  Procurement Officers;

  • Purchasing and Procurement Professionals;

  • Project Managers and Team Members;

  • Financial Managers;

  • Accountants;

  • Budget Officers;

  • Financial Planners;

  • Cost and management accountant;

  • Financial planners and cost analysts;

  • Senior managers who supervise people with financial responsibilities;

  • Financial and budget controllers;

  • Value Engineers;

  • Value Analysts;

  • Directors;

  • Business Owners;

  • Auditors;

  • Contract Managers;

  • Contract and Subcontract Administrators;

  • Purchasing Professionals;

  • Sales Professional;

  • Supply Management Professionals;

  • Engineering, Operational, Project, and Maintenance Personnel;

  • Supervisors;

  • Those who want to gain understanding about procurement and contract management.

 Duration: 10 days

 Cost:  £10,000.00 Per Delegate.

 

The course cost does not include living accommodation. However, delegates are treated with the following:

  •  Free Continuous snacks throughout the Event Days;  

  •  Free Hot Lunch on Event Days;                           

  •  Free City Tour;             

  •  Free Stationery;                               

  •  Free On-site Internet Access;

  • HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s   Diploma – Postgraduate; or

  • Certificate of Attendance and Participation – if unsuccessful on resit.

 

HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Complimentary Products include:

  • HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Leather Conference Folder;

  • HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Leather Conference Ring Binder/ Writing Pad;

  • HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Key Ring/ Chain;

  • HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Leather Conference (Computer – Phone) Bag – Black or Brown;

  • HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s 8GB USB Flash Memory Drive, with Course/ Programme Material;

  • HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Metal Pen;

  • HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Polo Shirt.

Location:  Central London and International Locations

Daily Schedule: 9:30 to 4:30 pm.

 

Advanced Procurement and Contract Management Seminar or Course, Leading to Diploma – Postgraduate, in Advanced Procurement and Contract Management (Double-Credit), Accumulating to a Postgraduate Diploma.

Course Objectives

 

By the conclusion of the specified learning and development activities, delegates will be able to:

  • Discuss the scope of purchasing;

  • Identify the purchasing cycle concept;

  • Discuss purchasing and supply as a service activity;

  • Discuss the changing role of purchasing and supply;

  • Explain how purchasing might develop from an independent function to an integrated activity;

  • Identify the internal and external influences which have affected the evolution of purchasing;

  • Examine the ‘total acquisition cost’ concept;

  • Consider the adoption of relationships based on mutual benefits as an alternative to the traditional transactional, adversarial approach;

  • Highlight the evolution of concepts relating to purchasing development;

  • Identify key practices encountered in developed strategic purchasing;

  • Provide mini-case studies demonstrating how companies are developing their purchasing functions;

  • To explain the growth in the strategic role of procurement, purchasing and supply;

  • Explain the concept of strategic management;

  • Identify various forms of purchasing strategy aimed at gaining competitive advantage and to examine influences on strategic choice;

  • Examine the issues of how decentralised v. centralised departmental organisations and support services affect the structure of the purchasing team;

  • Appreciate the importance of purchasing within the organisation’s structure;

  • Consider the placing of purchasing in various types of organisation;

  • Consider the central role of contract management in the virtual organisation;

  • Discuss the concept of outsourcing;

  • Highlight the basics of a best practice approach to outsourcing, including outsourcing methodologies;

  • Outline the pitfalls of outsourcing;

  • Outline the use of service level agreements (SLAs);

  • Indicate the move away from quality control (inspection techniques) towards quality assurance (prevention of defective work);

  • Discuss statistical process control (SPC) and off-line control;

  • Introduce the concept of failure mode and effect analysis;

  • Examine the different approaches to producing a specification and the role of value analysis, including the idea of early supplier involvement;

  • Consider the fact that total quality management requires the involvement of all suppliers and subcontractors, ideally at an early stage, and to outline the concept of concurrent engineering;

  • Comment on the benefits of standardisation;

  • Introduce the standards BS EN ISO 9000 on quality assurance;

  • Discuss Value analysis (VA) and Value engineering (VE);

  • Comment on the economics of quality;

  • Identify what drives make-or-buy decisions;

  • Consider provisioning systems for stock and production purposes;

  • Examine positive and negative reasons for holding stock and approaches to reducing inventories;

  • Identify methods of stock control and their application;

  • Explain the EOQ concept;

  • Discuss the usefulness and limitations of forecasting in the supply context;

  • Develop an appreciation of MRP, MRP2, DRP and ERP systems;

  • Discuss ‘just-in-time’ and related philosophies;

  • Explain late customisation as a provisioning policy;

  • Emphasize the importance of responsiveness to customer needs;

  • Demonstrate a heightened understanding about the concept of contract management and administration;

  • Outline and illustrate the contracting process;

  • Explain risk, reward and contract targeting;

  • Define tendering;

  • Enumerate the different methods of tendering and explain each;

  • Identify the types of contract and differentiate one from the other;

  • Describe the process involved in contract administration;

  • Understand the principles of relationship management;

  • Determine some contractor motivation;

  • Be knowledgeable about the concept of contract performance;

  • Name the different variations and claims in contract management and administration; and

  • Be familiar with the legal aspect of contract management.

Advanced Procurement and Contract Management Seminar or Course, Leading to Diploma – Postgraduate, in Advanced Procurement and Contract Management (Double-Credit), Accumulating to a Postgraduate Diploma.

Course Contents, Concepts and Issues

Procurement Management

 

Part 1: Purchasing Scope and Development

  • The Changing Role of Purchasing and Supply;

  • Proactive Purchasing;

  • Procurement Positioning;

  • Total Acquisition Cost and Total Cost Ownership;

  • Non-Manufacturing Organisations;

  • The Supply Chain Concept;

  • Purchasing Development;

  • Best Practices in Strategic Supply Management.

 

Part 2: Strategic Procurement and Supply Chain Management

  • Strategic Procurement;

  • The Concept of Strategy;

  • The Mission Statement;

  • Levels of Strategy;

  • Category Management;

  • Strategic Management;

  • Strategic Analysis;

  • Strategic Development;

  • Strategic Implementation;

  • Objectives for Purchasing;

  • Strategies and Their Scope;

  • Selecting a Strategy;

  • Effective Supply and Market Strategy;

  • Purchasing and Supply in the Different Types of Organization;

  • Organisation of the Activity;

  • Purchasing In the Organisation Structure;

  • Purchasing Devolution;

  • The Supply Chain;

  • Improving Efficiency of the Supply Chain;

  • Type of Supply Chain;

  • Strategic Development of Purchasing.

 

Part 3: Outsourcing

  • Outsourcing;

  • Outsourcing Methodologies;

  • Outsourcing –Pitfalls;

  • How to Avoid Pitfalls.

 

Part 4: Quality Management

  • What Is Quality?;

  • Statistical Process Control;

  • Taguchi Methods for the Off-Line Control of Quality;

  • Failure Mode and Effect Analysis;

  • Specification;

  • Producing a Specification;

  • Early Supplier Involvement;

  • Concurrent Engineering;

  • Standardisation;

  • Supplier Assessment;

  • Economics of Quality;

  • Quality Circles;

  • The Seven Wastes;

  • Value Analysis/Value Engineering;

  • Make-Or-Buy Decision.

 

Part 5: Inventory Management

  • Provisioning Systems;

  • Order Quantities and Stock Control;

  • Order Quantities for Production;

  • Materials Requirements Planning (MRP);

  • Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP2);

  • Distribution Resource Planning (DRP);

  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP);

  • Just-In-Time (JIT);

  • Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI);

  • Late Customisation.

 

Contract Management

Part 6: Legal-Conceptual and Contextual Issues of Contracts

  • What Constitutes a Contract

  • The Evolution and Definition of The Modern Contract

  • Contents of a Contract

  • The Unwritten Contract

  • Written Contract

  • Psychological Contract

 

Part 7: Contract Formulation

  • Positive Factors of Contract Formulation;

  • Negative Aspects of Contract Formulation;

  • Initiation of a Legal Relations;

  • The Formation of a Contract;

  • Contract Terms;

  • Exclusion Clauses; 

  • Express and Implied Terms of Contract;

  • The Rights and Liabilities of Third Parties To The Contract;

  • Assignment of Contractual Rights;

  • Contracts and Third Parties.

 

Part 8: Contract Negotiation, Agreement and Life

  • Agreement and Offer;

  • Offer Acceptance;

  • Cessation of The Offer;

  • Common Contract Errors ;

  • Variation of Contracts, Promissory Estoppel and Waiver;

  • Contract Privity or Mutual Interest;

  • Contract Modification;

  • Contract and Performance;

  • Contract Demise;

  • The Aftermath;

  • Literal Performance;

  • Exemption Clauses: The Common Law;

  • The Fact of Agreement;  

  • Important Contract Considerations;  

  • Formalities;  

  • Factors That Vitiates or Impairs a Contract’s Validity;

  • The Enforceability of Agreements: Considerations and Alternatives.

 

Part 9: Discharge of Contracts

  • Contract Discharge by Performance and Breach;

  • Contract Discharge by Mutual Agreement;

  • Contract Discharge Through Misrepresentation; 

  • Contract Discharge by Duress;

  • Contract Discharge for Breach;

  • Discharge of an Illegal Contract;

  • Contract Discharge Through ‘Unfair Terms and Conditions’. 

 

Part 10: Remedies for Breach of Contract: Contract Resolution

  • Damages for Breach of Contract;

  • The common Law Remedy of Damages;

  • Equitable Remedies and Limitation of Actions;

  • Quasi-Contract and The Law of Restitution.

 

Advanced Procurement and Contract Management Seminar or Course, Leading to Diploma – Postgraduate, in Advanced Procurement and Contract Management (Double-Credit), Accumulating to a Postgraduate Diploma.