Operational cost reduction and procurement


This course will provide users with an overview of the many different points to consider when undertaking an operational excellence programme. Focusing on areas such as procurement, supply chain excellence, functional alignment and how to measure and forecast the benefits of an operational excellence programme.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course, participants will have a greater understanding of:

  • The rationale required for a cost reduction strategy
  • How to obtain control and power over the purchasing cycle
  • Describing what makes a good procurement excellence programme
  • The points to consider when developing the business case for a procurement excellence programme.

Authored by: Garry Buick ACMA, CGMA

Garry has had extensive experience with GlaxoSmithKline, including a number of area finance director roles in the manufacturing division. He also worked in China as a key member of the implementation team for low cost product sourcing.

CPD Points: 1

CPD Duration (hours): 1

Access: 12 months from purchase date

Price (excludes VAT): £35.00