Purchasing Training Courses


You want to optimise your purchases without creating a purchasing dept. or employing a buyer? You would like to train an employee in purchasing tools and techniques? You would like to reinforce and promote your company’s purchasing function? You would like to implement a veritable purchasing strategy?

MLB Conseils can train your members of staff involved in the purchasing process by providing them with the knowledge (via our training courses) to manage purchasing effectively and the methods to define, elaborate and implement purchasing strategies in compliance with your company’s global vision and strategy.

Purchasing Training Courses Description

After appraisal of your requirements we can establish customized training courses for 1 to 3 days per theme.

Introduction to Purchasing Tools and Methods

The subjects which can be covered within a training course include:

  • Purchasing stakes
  • Needs
  • Market and Suppliers
  • Price and Costs
  • Purchasing Process stages
  • Measuring Results
  • Negotiating and Contracting
  • Purchasing in an International Context

Elaboration and Implementation of Purchasing Strategies

The core topics covered are:

  • Definition of General Strategy and Purchasing Strategy
  • Brief Summary of the Methodology to be applied for elaborating Purchasing Strategies
  • Analysis of the Purchasing Portfolio
  • Elaboration of Matrices
  • Analysis of the Supplier Market
  • Risk Analysis
  • Positioning of Purchasing Categories (or segments)
  • Defining and implementing a Purchasing Strategy
  • Promoting the Buyer’s vision

Methods used

  • PowerPoint presentation of comprehensive notes provided by the trainer.
  • Practical case studies and role plays in order to ensure rapid assimilation of the proposed tools and methods.
  • Input and advice provided by the trainer.
  • Submission of a comprehensive support document after the training course.

MLB Conseils can help you optimise your budget for training (DIF included).