Level 3 Purchasing - Purchasing Processes - Institute of Supply Chain Management
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Level 3 Purchasing – Purchasing Processes

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Organisations Involved in the Purchasing Role: manufacture; distribution; transport; warehousing; inventory control; materials handling; procurement
  • Relationships: internal, external, remote and co-operative relationships and partnerships
  • Markets: demand; competition; monopoly; natural monopoly; oligopoly; monopsony; trade protectionism; Porter’s Five Forces
  • External factors: PESTLE analysis; local, national and global factors; public sector, private sector and third sector; financial, reputational and environmental factors; health, safety and welfare; lost opportunities
  • Purchasing: five rights; ethics; end-to-end cycles; supplier relationships: adversarial, arm’s length, transactional, closer tactical, single sourced, outsourcing, strategic alliance, partnership, co-destiny
  • Sourcing Suppliers: planning, sourcing and tendering; contract award, contract management; receipts and invoicing; Request for Quote (RFQ)
  • Suppliers Requirements: capacity; facilities; finance

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