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Purchasing Assignments - overview

Requirements of basic purchasing functions

Beyond the basic operating procedures, working in a purchasing department also involves a variety of detailed assignments, of both an administrative and a routine nature. There are also various responsibilities that are shared with other departments.

This course explains the basic purchasing functions that must be performed to meet the demand of company departments of goods and services of the required quantity and quality.

Objectives: The purpose of the course is to provide insights into the scope of basic purchasing assignments of a company.

Level: Basic, you need no prior knowledge.

Training Method: Purchasing Assignments - overview is a Module course and is studied over the internet via our e-learning platform Instant education. Read more about the training method here.

Course Length:Approximately 4 hours active study time.

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Course contents:

Purchasing Functions
Purchasing is the "process of buying."

Purchasing Objectives
The purchasing department is responsible for establishing the flow of materials into the company, following up with the supplier and expediting delivery.

Purchasing Cycle
The purchasing cycle consists of seven steps.

Request for Quotation
It is usually desirable to issue a request for quotation when planning to purchase of major items.

Issuing a Purchase Order
A purchase order is a legal offer to purchase.

Follow-up and Delivery
The supplier is responsible for delivering the items ordered on time.

Receiving and Accepting Goods
When the goods are received, the receiving department inspects the goods.

Buying Assignments
Buying assignments are usually specific, item by item.

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