Purchasing and Materials Handling
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.