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