Introduction to E-Procurement

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Course duration: 1 Day

Course running order

What is E-Procurement?

· The capabilities of E-Procurement
· The impact on organisations and on your own role
· Understanding the jargon

Understanding e-procurement

· Is E-Procurement the same as e-commerce?
· What can an E-Procurement system do?
· Using a catalogue procurement system
· Setting up a catalogue, the costs and the choices of portal sites

Case studies of E-Procurement

Online auctions
· The uses of on-line and reverse auctions
· The strengths and pitfalls of auctions
· The impact on supplier relationships

Integrating e-procurement systems into the business process
· Integration issues
· The implications of ‘open architecture’
· Integrating hardware
· The current use of e- procurement, some examples

E-Procurement and contract law
· Contracts and electronic signatures
· Contract formation and e-trading

Course Objectives

To provide delegates with an introduction to the practice of e-procurement explaining the main types of systems that can be used. The programme will bring delegates up to speed with current issues in E-Procurement outlining the strengths and difficulties commonly experienced in organisational procurement

Who should attend?

Teams interested in updating or framing their E-Knowledge into a coherent practical framework for use in their procurement practice. Teams that are considering the use of E-Procurement in their business process and want to gain some knowledge of this key area of business

Duration / Fees

A 1-day single manned course

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