Contracts and Procurement Courses

Contracts and Procurement Courses2019-01-24T13:34:11+00:00

Contract management training, both pre and post the award of the contract; negotiation training; contract law training, procurement training and more.Training programmes delivered by MBI cover most aspects of Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Purchasing, Inventory, Contract Management, Logistics, Transport and Materials Storage and Handling.

Many training courses, workshops and seminars are offered as public programmes in KZN and elsewhere and a wide range are available for in-house delivery, tailored as bespoke training if required. Training programmes in the Contracting and Procurement section cover the skills and competencies required for relationships with contractors and suppliers of both goods and services.

Training courses and workshops address the procurement and contracting process from start to finish: the pre-contract (upstream) aspect of identify and selecting suppliers and contractors through to the post-contract (downstream) requirement to make the contract perform and to identifying opportunities for supplier development and improvement.

1. Cost and Price Analysis – How to Achieve Best Value

  • Understand the key issues with pricing and learn the real tools and techniques for analysis.
  • The intensive 3-day course

2. Strategic Procurement Skills for the Global Environment

  • World class procurement capabilities require the development of staff in advanced procurement skills and strategic awareness – delivering positive results to the business and the team.
  • A 5-day course.

3. Strategic Contract Management – up to Award

  • How to develop a Contract Strategy that defines the kind of contract appropriate to the circumstances and identifies the best contractor for the contract.
  • A 5-day course.

4. How to Write Accurate Specifications

  • Specifications are the foundations of the procurement cycle. Poor specifications can cost big money!
  • A 2-day introductory course

5. Procurement Skills Development – for Current Practitioners

  • A 2-day course for experienced procurement practitioners wishing to develop their skills.
  • Covers concepts such as procurement targeting; total cost of ownership; category management; and vendor base management.
  • Introduces principles of commercial negotiation.

6. How to Maximise Effective Purchasing:

  • 10 Tips for making your purchasing contribute really effectively to the bottom line.
  • 2-days

7. Practical Contract Management – Getting the Results

  • Learn what you need to do to ensure the contract fulfils what was promised and delivers the benefits you are paying for.
  • A 5-day course.

8. Writing Accurate Specifications for effective Supply Chain Procurement

  • Specifications are the foundations of the procurement cycle. Poor specifications can cost big money!
  • A 2-day introductory course

9. Category Management

  • How to identify and operate the most appropriate category management structure within a procurement context.
  • A 3-day course

10. Advanced Skills in Procurement Techniques in Supply Chains

  • How to put into practice the advanced tools and techniques presently in use for national and international strategic procurement.
  • A 3-day Course

11. Contract Terms and Conditions – The Law

  • Learn all about English Contract Law and how to negotiate the best T&Cs successfully.
  • A 5-day course

12. Introduction to Contract Management

  • The principles of what contract management is all about.
  • Be sure you have the key skills to understand and manage your contracts effectively; and avoid losing money and time.
  • A 3-day course

13. Implementation and Management of Service Level Agreements

  • SLA’s can be vital components of contracts for goods and services
  • How to Develop and Manage Service Level Agreements
  • SLA’s can be vital components of contracts for goods and services
  • A 3-day course

14. Project Surplus Materials – Management and Minimisation

  • How to reduce the ever-present problem of Surplus and Excess Stock.
  • A 3-day training course

15. Contract Cost and Price Analysis

  • A Realistic Approach for Buyers and Sellers.
  • Understand the key issues with pricing and learn the real tools and techniques for analysis.
  • A 5-day course

16. High Value Expediting

  • A critical evaluation of factors and tactics in the procurement of high value items that help achieve on-time delivery, and minimise costs and consequences associated with late delivery of these consignments!
  • A 3-day course

17. Effective Expediting in the Supply Chain

  • MORE THAN JUST ORDER CHASING!
  • How to achieve on-time delivery of everything from inexpensive but vital spares to multi-million Rand items of equipment
  • A 2-day course

18. How to Manage Procurement to Avoid Late Delivery

  • Cross-functional strategies and tactics that achieve on-time arrival of materials & equipment – the steps before Expediting
  • A 3-day course

19. Procurement and Maintenance Planning

  • Materials Management impacts upon successful Maintenance Planning.
  • A 5-day course.

20. Expediting for on-schedule delivery

  • Cross-functional strategies and tactics that achieve on-time arrival of materials & equipment – the Steps Beyond expediting….
  • A 3-day course

21. The Basics of Buying

  • A 1-day course for staff who are new to buying, or who are required to undertake purchasing as just a part of their work. Introduces the concepts of the 5 RIGHTS; Total Cost of Ownership; and procurement ethics.

22. Strategic Procurement Skills.

  • A longer-term procurement strategy is an essential requirement for any business. This means developing a coherent plan for a minimum of 12 months and ensuring that the resources and skills are in place to deliver the vision
  • A 2-day course.

23. Advanced Commercial Negotiation Skills Workshop

  • Skilled negotiators know how to create movement to a point where agreement is reached.
  • A 5-day workshop

24. Supplier Relationships: The Total Management Process:

  • Develop your supplier base to achieve real added value
  • Suppliers and Contractors – How to Get the Best from Local Providers
  • Transform outsourcing contracts into mutually beneficial partnerships.
  • A 5-day course.

25. Purchasing and Materials – an overview of the Supply function

  • View procurement strategically for maximum value.
  • A 5-day course

26. Introduction to Contract Management

  • The principles of what contract management is all about.
  • Be sure you have the key skills to understand and manage your contracts effectively; and avoid losing money and time.
  • A 3-day course

27. Practical Purchasing Skills – theory, practice and techniques

  • Practical tips, tools & techniques that can be applied in the procurement & supply of materials and equipment.
  • The ‘what’ can be done, the ‘how’, and by ‘whom’ of the total purchasing process.
  • A 5-day Workshop

28. Avoiding The Costs Of Too Much Inventory

  • How to avoid holding excessive stock of Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) spares and equipment.
  • A 3-day Course

29. Managing Bids and Tenders from Suppliers

  • How to make sure that the contract is awarded to someone who can really do the job!
  • A 5-day course

30. Introduction To The Supply Function

  • Learn about supply chain management
  • A 3- day course

31. Supplier Relationship Management

  • Develop the skills and understand the processes required for effective and sustainable supplier relationship management
  • A 5-day Course

32. The Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

  • Gain an understanding of how Supply Chains work.
  • A 3- day course

33. Supply Chain Management – Skills for Current Practitioners

  • Increase productivity and reduce costs by making your supply chain more effective
  • A 3-day course

34. The Basics of Buying

  • A 1-day course for staff who are new to buying, or who are required to undertake purchasing as just a part of their work. Introduces the concepts of the 5 RIGHTS; Total Cost of Ownership; and procurement ethics.

35. Strategic Procurement Skills.

  • A longer-term procurement strategy is an essential requirement for any business. This means developing a coherent plan for a minimum of 12 months and ensuring that the resources and skills are in place to deliver the vision
  • A 2-day course.

36. Demand Planning

  • Forecasting Demand for Improved Business Performance
  • A 2-day Intense Course

37. Leading Complex Change in the Supply Chain.

  • An Maritime Business Institute Masterclass.
  • Understand Change and acquire the key skills to manage and lead change in your organisation and in the supply chain
  • A 2-day Course

38. Management Skills for Engineers and other Professionals

  • A management course for professionals who now have management responsibilities.
  • Check that your management skills are founded on solid foundations, yet still in line with the latest thinking and principles
  • A 2-day course.

39. How to FORECAST your Business Activities

  • Ensure your staff fully understand Best Practice in the determination of your business forecasts
  • A one-day workshop

40. Lean Supply Chains & Business Process Improvements

  • A Supply Chain Academy Masterclass
  • A 2-day Executive Course