Type(s): In house training, Open training
Target group(s): Purchasers
Trainer(s): Philip Meyers
Duration: 1 day
In every company it is a common practice to have a Sales Plan, a Production Plan, a Financial Plan, etc. But do we also make a Purchasing Plan?
This training will provide the attendees with a framework to assess the current situation, analyze the desired status, and set up a project plan with concrete actions that will realize that future level of the Purchasing Function. The training includes dos and don’ts for the communication and for the final presentation, as well as some guidelines on how to gain buy-in and support from the internal customers.
The necessary templates for the plan and the final presentation will be provided on a USB-stick for later use.
After this training, participants will be able to do the necessary analyses and draw conclusions in order to compose their own Purchasing Action Plan that must lift the Purchasing Function to a higher level within the company.
The situation “AS IS”
How to conduct a quantitative analysis and identify opportunities for improvement
How to estimate where we are on Van Weele’s Purchasing Development Model and what it means for further improvement
How to conduct interviews and how to make a qualitative analysis of the actual situation.
The situation “TO BE”
Giving the Purchasing function the place it deserves
The Roadmap for the Future
Participants who attended to this training and start working on their Purchasing Action Plan may require some coaching from the trainer. Highfive is available to provide such coaching by the trainer or by other Purchasing Professionals.