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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.

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

Entry Requirements

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

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

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.

 

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Purchasing and Materials Handling.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 30th April
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 30th April

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

Entry Requirements

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

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

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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.

 

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Purchasing and Materials Handling.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.
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