Fundamentals of Purchasing for the New Buyer

Date Format Fees  
04 Jun - 07 Jun, 2024 Classroom ₦250,000 Register
26 Nov - 29 Nov, 2024 Classroom ₦250,000 Register
04 Jun - 07 Jun, 2024 Classroom ₦250,000 Register

Event Details

  • Acquire all the required skills to be an effective buyer
  • Improve the efficiency of buying goods and services
  • Select suppliers in a better way
  • Determine transportation and packaging requirements



Introduction to Purchasing

  • Principles of Purchasing
  • Skills of an Efficient Buyer
  • Modern Methods of Purchasing
  • Centralized versus Decentralized Purchasing


Buyer Roles and Responsibilities

  • Duties of an Efficient Buyer
  • Procurement Strategies
  • Identifying Time-Consuming Steps
  • Reducing Total Cycle Time
  • Contract Purchasing
  • Raising a Purchase Order
  • Limitation of Authorities



  • Negotiating with Suppliers
  • Qualities of a Negotiator
  • Negotiation Tactics
  • Building Good Relationships with Suppliers
  • Identifying and Locating Sources of Supply
  • Existing versus New Suppliers
  • Selection of Suppliers
  • Common Terms and Conditions


Materials and Inventory Planning

  • Packaging
  • Material Disposal
  • Inventory Classifications
  • Lead Times
  • Costs of Inventory



Stores, Purchasing and Logistics Personnel in the Public and Private Sectors.


The training methodology combines lectures, discussions, group exercises and illustrations. Participants will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result participant will go back to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned to their duties.

  • Venue

    Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba Lagos.

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