Introduction to Procurement

Course Overview

Supply chain innovation is emerging as a critical area for many organisations in delivering added value. Organisations need to work in close collaboration with other supply chain members to improve overall product profitability. They do this by effectively bringing together quality, cost and delivery dimensions in the most efficient and co-ordinated manner. High-performing supply chains are essential in today’s fast changing global environment, in delivering goods and services to customers in accordance with customer demand expectations.

This masterclass will discuss the importance of sustainable supply chains and steps taken to achieve this. It will also introduce techniques to be applied for selecting optimum suppliers when following the sourcing cycle. Delivery will be through group- based activities with industry standard specialists. Blackburn College is a ‘Centre of Excellence’ Chartered of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Study Centre, the top grade awarded by independent auditors. Its tutors are trained, CIPS qualified and sector specific qualified.

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0800: Registration and refreshments

0830: Masterclass commence

1200: Close and networking

This masterclass will be delivered by Lucy Addison and Mark Wilkinson. Lucy is the course leader for the CIPS suite of qualifications at Blackburn College's University Centre. She is passionate about making learning fun and memorable. She has been awarded for the highest aggregate marks worldwide. For more information about Lucy, please click the link below.

This masterclass is open to Lancashire-based SMEs in the Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing sector.

This event is presented by the EnginE project, funded by the European Social Fund, and will give attendees the opportunity to register for workforce development support and access to funded training opportunities. Further details are available here:

EnginE has been co-designed by Higher Education, Further Education and industry representative partners, including Lancaster University, Blackpool & Fylde College, Blackburn College and Northern Automotive Alliance