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Procurement Operations


Procurement in Operations Management

Most businesses are reliant on procurement to facilitate their day to day operations. Procurement in operations management refers to the process by which the required materials, products or resources are obtained, in order to be processed, stored or passed on to the customer. Procurement efficiency is determined by a number of key contributory factors – all of which have a marked effect on the wider business. Minimising expenses and maximising revenues often begins with strategic procurement of the required resources. Regardless of the size or type of the business, optimised procurement operations can be uniquely advantageous.

Discover what it is that makes efficient procurement in operations management so important with this exclusive tutorial. Study the primary purpose and goals of procurement, along with how to choose suppliers and monitor their performance for the benefit of your own business. Explore a breakdown of the procurement cycle, the various types of purchase involved in procurement, logistical interfaces and how to match a manufacturing strategy with current market requirements.



  • Differentiate between Purchasing and Procurement
  • Explore the Importance, Aims and Organization of Procurement.
  • Recognize the Selection of Suppliers and Suppliers' Performance.
  • Identify effective manufacturing strategies

Programme Content


  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Importance of Procurement
  • Aims of Procurement
  • Organisation of Procurement
  • Choosing Suppliers
  • Monitoring Supplier Performance
  • Procurement Cycle
  • Types of Purchase
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Matching Manufacturing Strategy to Market Requirements
  • Logistical Interfaces

Target Audience

  • Managers, supervisors and team leaders
  • Confident , self motivated and passionate candidates
  • Supply chain workers seeking for CPD
  • Logistics managers looking to expand knowledge and skills
  • Candidates looking to enhance their CVs
  • Anyone interested in developing knowledge and skills


No prior knowledge is required to take this unit.


  • Participants:8 - 400
  • Duration: 2 - 3 hours
  • Participation:Only collaborative

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Course Duration 10 Hours
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