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Materials and Supply Chain Management

Program Objectives:

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Define the objectives and functions of materials management (purchasing, stock control, stores and physical distribution) and how they relate to each other.
  • Present and discuss the specifications needed for each of the materials management functions in order to optimize the usage of personnel, facilities and capital.
  • Use the right key performance indicators (KPIs) for the measurement and evaluation of the supply chain department performance.
  • Plan to deal and work with the problems and constraints related to materials management in the Arab World.
  • This Program is designed for:

    Those involved in any or all functions of materials and supply chain management (inventory, warehousing, purchasing and transportation) who are concerned with successfully providing acceptable customer or user service at a minimum cost; also, for anyone who needs to know more about the role of materials management.

    Program Outline:

    Definitions of Materials Management
    The Purchasing Function
  • The Functions and Objectives of Materials
    Management
  • The Materials Organization; Policies and
    Procedures
  • Problems in Materials Management in the
    Arab World
  • Basic Purchasing Process
  • Factors to Consider When Selecting
    Suppliers
  • Suppliers Evaluation
  • Negotiating with Suppliers
  • Forecasting and Planning in Materials
    Management
    Warehousing
  • How to Deal with Conflicting Objectives
  • Forecasting Objectives
  • Evaluation of Forecasts
  • • Receiving, Storage and Issuing
  • Inventory Record Accuracy
  • Periodic Cycle Counting
  • Inventory Planning and Stock
    Control
    The Transport Function
  • Inventory Costs
  • The ABC Classification
  • Responsibilities of Traffic
  • Cost-Reduction Opportunities
  • Materials Planning and Control Productivity in Materials
  • The Economic Order Quantity
  • The Maximum/Minimum System
  • Setting of Safety Stocks
  • Definition of Productivity
  • Causes of Lost Time
  • Materials and Supply Chain Management
    through Performance Analysis (KPIs)
  • Pre-requisites

    None:
    Duration : 5 days

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