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Global Supply Chains and International Trade



The emergence of a global marketplace, the global customer, the worldwide web and instant communications have a dramatic impact on international business. Global supply chains are now commonplace. More and more companies are concentrating on their core competencies and, as a consequence, are outsourcing all, or part, of their supply chains. This course looks at these issues and at the best practices that have ensured success.

Who should attend

This thought provoking and practical course is designed for directors and managers who operate in an international environment and are looking to enhance their organisation's global supply chain performance by following best practice in outsourcing and procurement.

5 days

London | £3600
Dubai | $4400


Globalisation & Global Supply Chains

  • The impact on business, supply chains and international trade
  • Risk and uncertainty
  • Inventory management in the global supply chain
  • Transport and multi-modal networks

Managing Cultural Diversity & The Global Customer

  • Building the international company
  • Understanding the impact of culture on business

Procurement vs Purchasing

  • The evolvement to procurement
  • The benefits of procurement

The Roles & Responsibilities of Procurement

  • Supply side risks
  • Specification of requirements
  • Procuring value, negotiation and contracts

Outsourcing the Supply Chain

  • Preparing the ground
  • Why outsource?
  • Best practice in tendering
  • Managing the bid process
  • Managing the outsourced operation

Successful Negotiation Skills

  • Negotiation approaches
  • Win-win and win-lose negotiations
  • One-off negotiations
  • Repeated negotiations
  • Preferred styles

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

  • Successfully develop a global supply chain
  • Evaluate potential risks
  • Practice professional procurement
  • Understand the intricacies of successful outsourcing
  • Develop their negotiation skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Procurement Management
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM)

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