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Purchasing and Materials Handling

It is a requirement of all institutions, whether private, governmental or community organisations, to obtain goods such as raw materials, machinery and equipment, and also services such as installation, repair, maintenance, transport, etc.

Manufacturing organisations need to buy goods and services for use in their production processes. Similarly, commercial firms require goods and services for re-selling.

Service organisations, such as banks, hotels and transport firms, also have to purchase in order to continue their business activities.

This course covers the purchasing function of all activities which deal with the provision of requirements to an organisation.

Learning the skills needed to ensure that purchases made on behalf of your company or as the purchasing manager requires specific skills and knowledge.

Unit One

The Need For Purchasing

The Nature And The Objectives Of The Purchasing Function

The Importance Of The Purchasing Function

Important Purchasing Situations

Purchasing Procedures

Materials Management

Logistics Management

The JIT System Of Materials Management

Kanban

The Materials Requirement Planning System

Purchasing Management As Part Of Organisational Management

Materials Management As Part Of Organisational Management

Planning As An Element Of Purchasing And Materials Management

Unit Two

The Concept Of Quality

The Planning Of Quality

Quality Assurance

The Description Of Quality

The Control Of Quality

Sample Inspection

Unit Three

Price Determination As A Purchasing Activity

Price Determination By The Supplier

Different Marketing Forms

The Influence Of Government On Price Determination

The Planning Of Purchasing Prices

Information For Planning Purchasing Prices

Objectives For Price Determination

The Price Policy Of The Purchasing Function

Control Over Purchasing Prices

Cost Reduction As A Control Technique

Price Indices As A Control Technique

Supplier Selection

Unit Four

Introduction

The Scope Of The Stores Department

Types Of Stores

Special Stores

Stockyards

The Stores Department As A Service Department

The Integrated Purchasing And Stores Department

Staff And Customer Relations

Unit Five

Siting A Store Or Stockyard

Transport And Distribution Of Goods

Postal Services

Location

Types Of Building

Detailed Consideration Of Storage Accommodation

Fire And Firefighting

Unit Six

Layout Of Buildings

Storage Policies

Flow Of Materials

Goods Received Facilities

Mechanical Handling

Inspection

Centralised Goods Receiving

Unit Seven

Stock Records

The Stock Records Department

Stock Record Cards

The Aims Of Stock Control

Types Of Stock Control

Stock Levels

Stock Control - Finished Stocks

Work Of The Stock Control Department

Stock Taking

Types Of Stock Taking

Discrepancies And Determination Of Errors

Unit Eight

Financial Control Of Stock

Stores Costs And Budgets

Methods Of Pricing Stock

Stores Evaluation For Final Accounts

Unit Nine

Materials Flow Activities

Incoming Transport

Negotiation

The Characteristics Of Negotiation

When Negotiation Is Used

The Negotiating Process

Research For Purchasing And Materials Management

The Advantages Of Research For Purchasing And Materials Managements

The Planning Of Research For Purchasing And Materials Management

The Organisation Of Research For Purchasing And Materials Management

The Operational Area Of Research For Purchasing And Materials Management

Control Over Research For Purchasing And Materials Management

Unit Ten

International Purchasing

The Management Of International Purchasing

International Purchasing Procedure And Activities

Implementation Of International Purchasing

Countertrade

The Purchasing Of Capital Equipment

Capital Goods And Leasing

Retail Buying

The Control And Evaluation Of Retail Buying

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 4 Purchasing and Materials Handling Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Purchasing and Materials Handling

It is a requirement of all institutions, whether private, governmental or community organisations, to obtain goods such as raw materials, machinery and equipment, and also services such as installation, repair, maintenance, transport, etc.

Manufacturing organisations need to buy goods and services for use in their production processes. Similarly, commercial firms require goods and services for re-selling.

Service organisations, such as banks, hotels and transport firms, also have to purchase in order to continue their business activities.

This course covers the purchasing function of all activities which deal with the provision of requirements to an organisation.

Learning the skills needed to ensure that purchases made on behalf of your company or as the purchasing manager requires specific skills and knowledge.

Modules

Unit One

The Need For Purchasing

The Nature And The Objectives Of The Purchasing Function

The Importance Of The Purchasing Function

Important Purchasing Situations

Purchasing Procedures

Materials Management

Logistics Management

The JIT System Of Materials Management

Kanban

The Materials Requirement Planning System

Purchasing Management As Part Of Organisational Management

Materials Management As Part Of Organisational Management

Planning As An Element Of Purchasing And Materials Management

Unit Two

The Concept Of Quality

The Planning Of Quality

Quality Assurance

The Description Of Quality

The Control Of Quality

Sample Inspection

Unit Three

Price Determination As A Purchasing Activity

Price Determination By The Supplier

Different Marketing Forms

The Influence Of Government On Price Determination

The Planning Of Purchasing Prices

Information For Planning Purchasing Prices

Objectives For Price Determination

The Price Policy Of The Purchasing Function

Control Over Purchasing Prices

Cost Reduction As A Control Technique

Price Indices As A Control Technique

Supplier Selection

Unit Four

Introduction

The Scope Of The Stores Department

Types Of Stores

Special Stores

Stockyards

The Stores Department As A Service Department

The Integrated Purchasing And Stores Department

Staff And Customer Relations

Unit Five

Siting A Store Or Stockyard

Transport And Distribution Of Goods

Postal Services

Location

Types Of Building

Detailed Consideration Of Storage Accommodation

Fire And Firefighting

Unit Six

Layout Of Buildings

Storage Policies

Flow Of Materials

Goods Received Facilities

Mechanical Handling

Inspection

Centralised Goods Receiving

Unit Seven

Stock Records

The Stock Records Department

Stock Record Cards

The Aims Of Stock Control

Types Of Stock Control

Stock Levels

Stock Control - Finished Stocks

Work Of The Stock Control Department

Stock Taking

Types Of Stock Taking

Discrepancies And Determination Of Errors

Unit Eight

Financial Control Of Stock

Stores Costs And Budgets

Methods Of Pricing Stock

Stores Evaluation For Final Accounts

Unit Nine

Materials Flow Activities

Incoming Transport

Negotiation

The Characteristics Of Negotiation

When Negotiation Is Used

The Negotiating Process

Research For Purchasing And Materials Management

The Advantages Of Research For Purchasing And Materials Managements

The Planning Of Research For Purchasing And Materials Management

The Organisation Of Research For Purchasing And Materials Management

The Operational Area Of Research For Purchasing And Materials Management

Control Over Research For Purchasing And Materials Management

Unit Ten

International Purchasing

The Management Of International Purchasing

International Purchasing Procedure And Activities

Implementation Of International Purchasing

Countertrade

The Purchasing Of Capital Equipment

Capital Goods And Leasing

Retail Buying

The Control And Evaluation Of Retail Buying

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

Endorsement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 4 Purchasing and Materials Handling Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

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