Modern Purchasing Toolbox for Professionals 16-12-2024

Modern Purchasing Toolbox for Professionals Training Course in Dubai, UAE

Course overview

Course overview

As the global business environment grows increasingly dynamic, purchasing professionals are faced with the critical task of managing costs effectively, ensuring the timely delivery of goods and services. The integration of cutting-edge technologies, particularly Artificial Intelligence (AI), introduces both a layer of complexity and a promising opportunity for enhanced efficiency and risk management.

Our 'Modern Purchasing Toolbox for Professionals' course is purposefully crafted to navigate these intricacies. This course equips professionals with the modern toolkit necessary for efficient and savvy purchasing management. Comprehensive training on strategic sourcing, supplier selection, cost and inventory management, e-procurement, procurement technology, and risk management forms the bedrock of this program. Additionally, participants will gain valuable insights into the role of AI in augmenting purchasing decisions. You can attend this course public, online or in-house. The expertise acquired through this concise certification program will help and empower professionals to harness technological advancements, optimize costs, manage risks, and ensure punctual delivery in any organization.

Upon completion of Modern Purchasing Toolbox for Professionals course, participants will be able to:

  • Gain comprehensive knowledge about the levels of purchasing, sourcing, and supplier strategies
  • Examine the structure and roles of purchasing organizations, including centralization vs decentralization
  • Explore the principles and risks associated with global sourcing
  • Evaluate the supplier management cycle and supplier selection process
  • Understand inventory management, including definitions, types, and effective management strategies
  • Analyze procurement technology, with a focus on e-procurement and the integration of AI
Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

This short, yet intensive certification course is perfect for:

  • Professionals in procurement and related fields looking to enhance their skills and capitalize on new opportunities
  • Purchasing managers and directors seeking to update their knowledge and improve their management techniques
  • Employees of commercial or government entities in the area of supply chain management, or procurement aiming at enhancing their skills
What will you gain

What will you gain

Upon completion of this training program, participants will gain:

  • A comprehensive understanding of purchasing and supply chain management, including the role of purchasing in the supply chain and its impact on business performance
  • The ability to identify and evaluate potential suppliers, negotiate with them effectively, and manage supplier relationships
  • Knowledge of cost analysis, cost reduction techniques, and the impact of price volatility on the supply chain
  • Understanding inventory management, including inventory control and optimization, valuation, and accounting
  • Knowledge of procurement technology, including electronic procurement, supply chain visibility and collaboration, blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Understanding digital transformation’s impact on procurement and the supply chain
  • Problem-solving skills related to purchasing and supply chain management
  • Knowledge of ethical and legal considerations in procurement and supply chain management
  • The ability to manage and maintain supplier relationships
  • Practical application skills for implementing AI in purchasing, enhancing decision-making, and boosting efficiency
  • Proficiency in performance measurement for purchasing, understanding key metrics like cost savings, supplier performance, contract compliance, inventory management, and procurement cycle time
Course Content

Key facts


Course code:


5 days


Admission requirements:




Certificate upon successful completion

Course schedule sample one day

08:30 AM  -  10:00 AM  -  First Training Session
10:00 AM  -  10:15 AM  -  Coffee Break
10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM  -  Second Training Session
12:00 PM  -  12:15 PM  -  Coffee Break
12:15 PM  -  02:00 PM  -  Third Training Session
02:00 PM  -  03:00 PM  -  Lunch and Networking
Fees & whats included

Fees & what is included

Early bird 70 days before course start date Early bird 25 days before course start date Regular Course Fee
USD 3,400.- USD 3,900.- USD 4,400.-
USD 2,150.-
  • For early registrations special prices apply as outlined above.
  • All fees are exclusive of VAT. Tax Registration Number : 100312636200003.
  • Companies - register 2 participants for the same course and date and get one place free.
  • Only one type of discount can be applied to the same course & date registration.
  • For larger corporate clients there are special packages. Contact us for details.

At Atton Institute we do our best to ensure that all our courses and trainings are provided with the highest industry standards, are time efficient and praxis related, and bring the best education results. Our courses have the most up-to date info and secure the excellent course fee to value ratio quality.

Course Fee Includes

  • Extensive Workbook with Course Materials
  • Handouts and other Supporting Materials
  • Practical Examples and Various Case Studies
  • Quick Reference/Top Tips Guide
  • Professional & Experienced Instructor
  • Accelerated and Intensive Learning Techniques
  • Relationship Building within Course
  • Post Course Action Plan
  • Index of Additional Suggested Materials
  • Course Completion Certificate
Free Valet Parking
Coffee Breaks
Free WIFI access

Course certificate

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When would you like to start

Modern Purchasing Toolbox for Professionals - 02 Sep 2024 Dubai, UAE
Modern Purchasing Toolbox for Professionals - 16 Dec 2024 Dubai, UAE
Course Content

Course content

  • Principles of modern purchasing
    • Purpose and aims of purchasing
    • Overview of supply chain and value chain management
    • Key players in the supply chain
    • The role of purchasing in the supply chain
    • Influence of purchasing on ROI
    • Current and future challenges
  • Level and types of Purchasing
    • Level of organization’s strategies
    • Levels of purchasing strategies
    • Strategic purchasing
    • Operational purchasing
    • Project purchasing
    • Category strategies
    • Sourcing levels (tactical)
    • Supplier strategies
  • The purchasing organization
    • Structural organization
    • Centralized purchasing
    • Decentralized purchasing
    • The lead buyer concept
    • Outsourcing of purchasing activities
    • The purchasing processes
  • Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Selection
    • The sourcing processes
    • Identifying and evaluating potential suppliers
    • Negotiating with suppliers
    • Contract management
    • Supplier relationship management
  • Session 5: Global sourcing
    • Principle of global sourcing
    • Aims of global sourcing
    • Strategies and manifestation
    • Sourcing risk at international levels
  • Supplier Management
    • Supplier management cycle
    • Supplier strategy
    • Supplier selection
    • Supplier identification
    • Supplier analysis
    • Supplier evaluation
    • Supplier development
    • Monopolist supplier’s strategies
    • Supplier controlling
  • Cost Management and Analysis
    • Cost analysis and calculation
    • Cost reduction strategies
    • Managing price volatility
  • Inventory Management
    • Definition of inventory and its importance
    • Types of inventories and their management
    • Inventory control and optimization
    • Inventory valuation and accounting
    • AI and new technologies risk in purchasing
    • Mitigating technical and non-technical risk
  • E-procurement
    • Basics of e-procurement
    • E-sourcing and e-ordering
    • Types of e-procurement models
    • Types of e-ordering models
    • AI applications in e-procurement
  • Purchasing challenges
    • Analyzing supplier’s portfolio
    • Cost pressure on direct cost risk
    • Mitigating risk
  • Performance measurement for purchasing
    • Cost savings
    • Supplier’s performance
    • Contract compliance
    • Inventory management
    • Procurement cycle time
    • Supplier diversity
    • Risk management
    • AI-driven performance measurement techniques
  • Conclusion and Final Project
    • Summary of Key Concepts and Lessons Learned
    • Final Project
Participant insights

Participant insights

The course was highly beneficial for my job and career. This info will clearly give me the great support for my day-to-day tasks.
Muhammed A. (Senior Auditor)Auditing Company, Dubai.
What I have learned in the course was exactly what I was looking for. Highly clear and pragmatic with perfect guidelines on how to use it at my work.
Antony S. (Manager) Drilling Equipment Company, Abu Dhabi.
A very useful course that provided new insights in the customer behavior and definitely would help me with my communications with customers.
Mario A. (Business Owner) Boutique Shops, Dubai.
Great thanks – one of the best courses I have made.
Brian G. (Projects Coordinator) Events Management Company, Ras Al Khaimah.
Exciting and inspiring course. Helped me to see things differently and re-organize our customer service department.
Abbas H. (Company Manager) Project Engineering, Muscat.
Would really suggest the training to any professional who is in charge of customer care.
Jane A. (General Manager) Real Estate Company, Dubai.
The time spent at course was really enjoyable and useful. Easy to understand and I used part of knowledge the next day after training.
Samira K. (Sales Team) Car Rental, Abu Dhabi.
Was the real great overview on what I shall do to improve in the Customer Service in my business.
Syed H. (Company Owner) Data Storage Solutions, Dubai.
The info I received on the course is the surprise for me. Never though of such simple techniques which help to handle difficult customers conversations.
Gabriela H. (Manager) Call Center, Sharjah.
The training I have chosen was very useful and informative with a number of very useful points. Was well explained by the trainer.
Colin G. (General Manager) Safety Equipment, Riyadh.
The program was very explanatory and gave me a lot of points to re-think. Would sure make a difference to my work approach.
Gabriela Y. (Supervisor) Call Center, Kuwait.
Would recommend to my team members to attend the same course. It would positively help me to do my job better.
Udo C. ( Department Head) Heavy Machinery Maintenance, Abu Dhabi.
The time spent at the course was the excellent investment – a lot of useful and practical info. Exactly what I was looking for.
Idul R. (Supervisor Sales) Construction Materials, Umm Al Quwain.
It was great idea to join such training. Would be a definite backing in my career development. Thinking of taking more courses – on other subjects.
Cristina R. (Sales Coordinator) Retail Company, Dubai.
The training was a great mixture of information and practical aspects. The instructor was highly professional and the course was organized the excellent way.
Samaa J. (Projects Manager) IT Solutions, Oman.
I really liked the scope and the style of the training – very friendly, a lot of communication and highly informative.
Stefan L. (Client Relationships) Insurance Company, Doha.
It was a great idea to join such training. All members of our team shall complete it. A lot of new points and useful hints.
Burcu W. (Marketing Head) Corporate Banking, Abu Dhabi.
Was really pleased by the content of the course and qualifications of the instructors. Got a lot of useful points for my business.
Marty Z. (General Manager) Travel Company, Dubai.
Great trainer and perfect information materials. Was really worth to attend. A lot of insights and ideas on how to improve job performance.
Daniel D. (PR Officer) Private Hospital, Muscat.
As we were in the process of restructuring of our call center this training was just perfect for the time. Remarkable and valuable suggestions and solutions.
Joselito B. (Marketing Department) E-commerce, Dubai.
The course was very beneficial and practical for my duties. Handling complicated customers from now on would be easier. Great instructor. Perfect training venue.
Amira Z. (Sales Manager.) Designer Apparel, Abu Dhabi.
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