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Advanced Procurement and Logistics Management

5 Day Training

Dates: 04 – 08 March | 10 – 14 June 2024

Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa

Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on request

This is a non-Accredited course.

Course Introduction

The Advanced Procurement and Logistics Management course is a comprehensive 5-day program designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the fields of procurement, storage, and logistics. This course is ideal for professionals working in various sectors, including ministries, institutions, authorities, companies, banks, and other organizations involved in procurement and logistics. It is also suitable for individuals serving on tender committees, contract departments, and those responsible for inventory management.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Enhance decision-making ability in all aspects of logistics work.

  • Assist in the proper functioning and fulfilment of all requirements of the governing legislation and mechanisms.

  • Gain Knowledge of clearance, shipping, and insurance procedures for goods.

  • Plan and follow-up procurement and negotiate with suppliers to reduce the costs of supply and operation.

  • Understand that payment is the subject of local and foreign contracts.

  • Plan, control, and protect stock to ensure the continuity of work and reduce the investor in the stores.

  • Recognize the disposal of stagnates to achieve liquidity for the organization.

Who should attend?

Employees who are competent in the departments of procurement, needs, logistics and catering in ministries, institutions, authorities, companies, different departments, banks, and others.

  • Members of the envelope opening committees and tenders’ decision committees

  • Secretaries of tenders and auctions committees.

  • Employees in contract departments.

  • Advisers and legal scholars and legal departments.

  • Personnel departments of sales and marketing departments.

  • Project Management Specialists.

  • Employees in warehouse and warehouse departments.

  • Specialists in the departments of administrative affairs.

  • members of committees, which constitute acts of tenders and procurement.

Training methodology

Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Training Outline

Unit 1: Basic Concepts in Purchasing and Storage:

  • The importance of procurement and storage in the integrated planning of the organization.

  • The impact of the cost of purchase and storage on the income of the organization.

  • Purchase and storage policies.

  • Centralization and decentralization of procurement and storage.

  • Responsibilities and duties of employees in procurement and warehouses.

Unit 2: Purchase, Planning and Organizing the Stores:

  • Sources of supply.

  • Factors of trade-off between suppliers.

  • Internal organization of stores.

  • Wholesale warehouse and exchange warehouse.

  • Methods of ordering items.

  • Locate the items.

Unit 3: Methods and Procedures of Purchase and Storage:

  • Types of procurement methods (public and limited tender, practice, and direct order).

  • Regulation of procurement methods.

  • Procedures and forms used in procurement and storage.

  • Inventory control and evaluation of procurement work.

  • Inventory control methods.

  • Stock control reports.

  • Stock control indicators.

  • Methods of evaluation and follow-up of procurement.

Unit 4: Storage and Purchase Problems and Methods to Solve:

  • Idle causes and methods of treatment.

  • Administrative, organizational, and physical problems and their impact on procurement and storage.

  • Methods of securing and protecting inventory.

Unit 5: Logistics Management:

  • The role of the company’s logistics, international trade, and customer service.

  • Logistics from an international perspective.

  • Logistics in the procurement procedure.

  • The role of logistics in inventory management and technological information.

  • The importance of logistics in controlling production and avoiding risks.

  • Payment Mechanisms in International Trade “Documentary Collections”.

  • Mechanisms of Performance Assurance in International Trade “Letters of Guarantee / Letter of Credit Guarantee”.

Unit 6: Commercial and Legal Documents from the Perspective of The Sales Contract:

  • The initial invoice with the definition of the most important items.

  • The export contract and defining its legal elements.

  • The correct contract terms.

Unit 7: Export Documents from The Perspective of The International Customs Regulation for Documentary Credits:

  • Commercial and consular invoice.

  • Detection of contents and weights.

  • Certificate of Origin.

  • Documents authenticated by the country ’s imported consulates.

  • Pre-shipment inspection documents.

  • Transport and insurance documents.

Unit 9: Shipping Methods:

  • Mixed shipping.

  • Shipping within containers.

  • Cargo shipping.

  • Shipping by chartered ships.

  • Shipping by rolling ships.

Unit 10: Transportation:

  • Sea Shipping (Types of Ships).

  • Land freight.

  • Airfreight

Unit 11: Clearance & Shipping Procedures:

  • Governing Legislation.

  • Clearance and shipping procedures.

Unit 12: Export Insurance Procedures:

  • Introducing the importance of export insurance to maintain invested capital.

  • Definition of the types of insurance on goods

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