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Introduction to Supplier Management Course Outline

Module 1: Supplier Management

  • Definitions
  • Supplier Management Context
  • Supplier Management
  • Supplier Management Good Practice
  • Objectives of Supplier Management
  • Importance of Setting the Objectives
  • Relationship Management
  • Potential Costs
  • Categories of Suppliers

Module 2: Advantages of Supplier Management

  • Reduced Costs
  • Improved Efficiency
  • Minimises Price Volatility
  • Consolidated Supply Chain
  • Outsourcing
  • Continual Improvement of Operations

Module 3: Supplier Management Lifecycle

  • Planning Strategy
  • Process of Supplier Selection
  • Wrong Supplier
  • Supply Chain Analysis
  • Establishing Suppliers
  • Supplier Development and Integration
  • Supplier Management Reports
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Improving Supplier Performance
  • KPIs and CSFs

Module 4: Supplier Management Tools and Techniques

  • Kraljic Matrix
  • Supplier Management Tools
  • Insourcing and Outsourcing

Module 5: Roles Within Supplier Management

  • SFIA and Supplier Management Roles
  • Supplier Relationship Managers
  • Business Change

Module 6: Improving the Supply Chain

  • Increase Transparency: Information Sharing
  • Improving the Supply Chain
  • Monitor and Review
  • Supplier Performance Management

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Who should attend this Introduction to Supplier Management Course?

The Introduction to Supplier Management Course is designed for individuals who are involved in procurement, supply chain management, vendor relationships, and those who play a role in selecting and managing suppliers within an organisation. This course can benefit a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Procurement Professionals
  • Supply Chain Coordinators
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Vendor Managers
  • Sourcing Specialists
  • Contract Managers
  • Inventory Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Logistics Coordinators
  • Project Managers

Prerequisites of the Introduction to Supplier Management Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this Introduction to Supplier Management Course.

Introduction to Supplier Management Course Overview

This 1-day Supplier Management course focuses on the fundamentals of managing suppliers, including identification, selection, contracting, monitoring, and reporting. By the end of the course, you will understand the basic steps of supplier management, allowing you to implement a supplier management program and increase the value you receive from your suppliers.

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What’s included in this Introduction to Supplier Management Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors  
  • Introduction to Supplier Management Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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Introduction to Supplier Management FAQs


The course includes 1 day of classroom training from an expert instructor, courseware book including slides, and a certificate of achievement upon completion.
No, the course does not include an exam, and no exam is required to complete the course or receive a certificate.
Your instructor will be fully experienced in supplier management methodologies and understand the Supplier Management Lifecycle.
Please arrive at the venue at 8:45 am.
The price for Introduction to Supplier Management certification in Philippines starts from $995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Introduction to Supplier Management.

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

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