Level 3 Supply Chain - Understanding the Purchasing Environment - Institute of Supply Chain Management
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Level 3 Supply Chain – Understanding the Purchasing Environment

10 Unit Credit Values

  • The Role of Purchasing: Introduction to Purchasing; What is the Value Chain; The role of Purchasing in the Value Chain; Supply Chain Management; The role of Purchasing and Procurement in Supply Chain Management; The purchasing Process; Elements of the Purchasing function
  • Purchasing and Business Strategy: What is Business Strategy; Strategic Purchasing; The role of Purchasing in relation to Business Strategy; Competitive Advantage; How the purchasing function contributes to competitive advantage; Sourcing Plan; Supplier Performance Monitoring / Supplier Appraisal
  • Purchasing Contexts: Types of Organisational structures and sectors involved in purchasing; Different Market conditions; Perfect and Imperfect competition; Monopolies and Oligopolies

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