An Overview of Sourcing Best Practice
Time: 9am - 5pm
Date: Tuesday 18th October 2016
Venue: Central London
The GSA Foundations of Sourcing programme is a series of workshops for sourcing professionals to develop their knowledge, understanding and management of sourcing.
This module introduces the key principles of sourcing practice through an examination of the GSA Life Cycle model of best practice, a well-regarded framework that is regularly scrutinised by industry practitioners. The value of the module is to provide participants, whatever their sourcing role, with a high level appreciation of the sourcing context from which they are able to better understand their own contribution to the success of sourcing strategies and the contribution of others. In the past it has helped to build greater consistency of practice and effectiveness of communication across sourcing teams and arrangements.
The focus of the course is on practice rather than theory, with participants encouraged to consider the relevance of the material to their own roles and to consider how they can make a difference to their own organisation’s sourcing practice.
The course is led by experienced industry professionals, providing an innovative and invaluable learning opportunity.
Who’s it for?
Supplier relationship managers, contract managers, outsourcing account managers, procurement managers involved in sourcing, operations managers in outsource provider organisations.
What qualifications are available?
Alongside the workshops there is an option to obtain GSA certification in sourcing practice - of value to those who see sourcing as a long term career.
Attend 2 workshops (including the Life Cycle workshop) and provide evidence of work based learning (EWL) to receive the GSA Foundation Certificate in Sourcing.
Attend all 4 workshops and submit 3 pieces of EWL for the Professional Certificate in Sourcing Practice and consent to add CertGSA after their names.
Topics to include:
- strategic leadership
- relationship management
- relationship engagement
- transition and change
For further details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The structure of the GSA Life Cycle
Overviews of best practice in:
Reviewing sourcing alternatives including shared services and offshoring
Risk, challenges and opportunities in sourcing
Exploring best practice to unlock the keys to sourcing success