Purchasing and Materials Handling

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Description

It is a requirement of all institutions, whether private, governmental or community organisations, to obtain goods such as raw materials, machinery and equipment, and also services such as installation, repair, maintenance, transport, etc.

Manufacturing organisations need to buy goods and services for use in their production processes. Similarly, commercial firms require goods and services for re-selling.

Service organisations, such as banks, hotels and transport firms, also have to purchase in order to continue their business activities.

This course covers the purchasing function of all activities which deal with the provision of requirements to an organisation.

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It is a requirement of all institutions, whether private, governmental or community organisations, to obtain goods such as raw materials, machinery and equipment, and also services such as installation, repair, maintenance, transport, etc.

Manufacturing organisations need to buy goods and services for use in their production processes. Similarly, commercial firms require goods and services for re-selling.

Service organisations, such as banks, hotels and transport firms, also have to purchase in order to continue their business activities.

This course covers the purchasing function of all activities which deal with the provision of requirements to an organisation.

Learning the skills needed to ensure that purchases made on behalf of your company or as the purchasing manager requires specific skills and knowledge.

Syllabus

Unit One

The Need For Purchasing

The Nature And The Objectives Of The Purchasing Function

The Importance Of The Purchasing Function

Important Purchasing Situations

Purchasing Procedures

Materials Management

Logistics Management

The JIT System Of Materials Management

Kanban

The Materials Requirement Planning System

Purchasing Management As Part Of Organisational Management

Materials Management As Part Of Organisational Management

Planning As An Element Of Purchasing And Materials Management

Unit Two

The Concept Of Quality

The Planning Of Quality

Quality Assurance

The Description Of Quality

The Control Of Quality

Sample Inspection

Unit Three

Price Determination As A Purchasing Activity

Price Determination By The Supplier

Different Marketing Forms

The Influence Of Government On Price Determination

The Planning Of Purchasing Prices

Information For Planning Purchasing Prices

Objectives For Price Determination

The Price Policy Of The Purchasing Function

Control Over Purchasing Prices

Cost Reduction As A Control Technique

Price Indices As A Control Technique

Supplier Selection

Unit Four

Introduction

The Scope Of The Stores Department

Types Of Stores

Special Stores

Stockyards

The Stores Department As A Service Department

The Integrated Purchasing And Stores Department

Staff And Customer Relations

Unit Five

Siting A Store Or Stockyard

Transport And Distribution Of Goods

Postal Services

Location

Types Of Building

Detailed Consideration Of Storage Accommodation

Fire And Firefighting

Unit Six

Layout Of Buildings

Storage Policies

Flow Of Materials

Goods Received Facilities

Mechanical Handling

Inspection

Centralised Goods Receiving

Unit Seven

Stock Records

The Stock Records Department

Stock Record Cards

The Aims Of Stock Control

Types Of Stock Control

Stock Levels

Stock Control - Finished Stocks

Work Of The Stock Control Department

Stock Taking

Types Of Stock Taking

Discrepancies And Determination Of Errors

Unit Eight

Financial Control Of Stock

Stores Costs And Budgets

Methods Of Pricing Stock

Stores Evaluation For Final Accounts

Unit Nine

Materials Flow Activities

Incoming Transport

Negotiation

The Characteristics Of Negotiation

When Negotiation Is Used

The Negotiating Process

Research For Purchasing And Materials Management

The Advantages Of Research For Purchasing And Materials Managements

The Planning Of Research For Purchasing And Materials Management

The Organisation Of Research For Purchasing And Materials Management

The Operational Area Of Research For Purchasing And Materials Management

Control Over Research For Purchasing And Materials Management

Unit Ten

International Purchasing

The Management Of International Purchasing

International Purchasing Procedure And Activities

Implementation Of International Purchasing

Countertrade

The Purchasing Of Capital Equipment

Capital Goods And Leasing

Retail Buying

The Control And Evaluation Of Retail Buying

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Qualifications

On completion of your course, you will receive the dual award:

Award 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Purchasing and Materials Handling Diploma

Purchasing and Materials Handling Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Award 2 is issued by our Awarding Body: Level 4 Purchasing and Materials Handling Award

At the end of this course successful learners will also receive a Level 4 NCFE Award Certificate of Achievement. Our course has been accredited under our NCFE IIQ Licence and the course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 4 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

This award has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.

To view a sample of the NCFE Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

To view a sample of the NCFE Candidate Unit Summary, please click here.

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Study Options

In order to offer our students the most convenient and flexible distance learning courses, Stonebridge Associated College offers you the option to study for your course via two methods:

  • 1. Via the traditional paper-based method.
  • 2. Through the online method via ElearnUK.

If you do not have Internet access, or would prefer to study this course via the traditional paper/postal based study method, you can find more information on the course by clicking on the link below.

Stonebridge Prices

Studying by Post. If you would like to pay by instalments, we do offer an affordable interest free payment plan scheme which allows you to spread the cost of your course over a number of months. However, to use this option you will need to study for your course using the traditional paper-based method. For more information on our payment plans please visit our website at www.stonebridge.uk.com

The reason why the course fee is less if you choose to study online, is because with online study there are no costs associated with postage and printing etc. and thus we are able to offer the course at a reduced rate.

The total amount payable over the term's period, is no more than the total cash price of the course.
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Study Hours

This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 180 hrs.

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