1. Presentation

The first chapter compares the Supply Chains of the Manufacturing and Upstream Oil industries: similarities and differences. This chapter details the functions of SC and their interaction. It links the Supply Chain and Logistics functions.

The second chapter gives the golden rules and best practices in Purchasing, Shipping, Inspection, International Transport and Inventory Management. It also describes the Purchasing Process in detail.
The course then studies the strategic tools of the Purchasing function: Category Management, Supplier Strategy and Market Research. Framework Agreements and Contracts.

2. Target

This course is primarily intended for Purchasers or Purchasing Department Managers. It is also necessary for the actors of the Supply Chain: Shipper, Inventory Manager, Cost Controller, Forwarding Agent.
It is also recommended to Logistics staff who wish to deepen their knowledge of the Supply Chain.

3. Acquired

By the end of this course, participants will have an in-depth knowledge of the supply chain and how to optimize its efficiency through recommended practices and exercises.
They will have a better understanding of the interaction between the different links in the chain.

4. Instructors

They are composed of Paul Adrian and Pierre Lhermitte.

5. Content of the course

It is detailed as follows:

  •   SC01-MOD01: Supply Chain Definition and Description of Supply Functions

Comparison of Manufacturing and Upstream Petroleum SCs. Examples. This module explains the specifics of the Upstream O&G operational CS.
Definition of different Supply functions: Mission, objectives, tasks and job descriptions.

  •   SC01-MOD02: Purchasing Process: Golden Rules and Good Practices

How to efficiently organize and control the Purchasing Process. This chapter describes the different steps of the Purchasing Process from the expression of the need to the evaluation of the Supplier's Performance.

  •   SC01-MOD03: Strategic Purchasing Tools.

Definition and Principles of Sustainable Purchasing - Definition of "Category Management" - Role of the Category Manager - Market study - Strategy by Category and by Sellers - Agreement and Framework Contract: Definition - Comparison - Benefits and Constraints - Purchases covered by the Framework Contract.

  •   SC01-MOD04: Transit & Shipping

Regulatory framework and Incoterms, Role of the Forwarding Agent and Key Actors, Liability & Insurance in International Transport, Contracting the Forwarding Agent, Customs Regulations, Packaging of Goods.

6. Teaching tools

The Distance Learning Course is a powerful pedagogical tool offering the following advantages:

  •   It is EASY to use: no training or software loading, an internet connection is sufficient. By clicking on a link, the Trainee joins the virtual classroom where he is invited.
  •   It is ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYBODY: the Distance Learning Course allows everyone access to Adinergy training. Wherever you are, access is the same!
  •   It is EFFECTIVE: Adinergy's choice to run Virtual Classroom sessions allows for an experience close to that of an Indoor Classroom. The exercises and interactivity are identical with the use of online tools to keep the Trainees the actors of their learning.
  •   It is ECONOMICAL: the Distance Learning Course saves Time and Travel. It reduces Costs and Carbon Footprint.

7. Conditions of participation

They are detailed as follows:

Price of the training: 250 Euros/day of training (duration: 4h).

Candidates who wish to participate must register at least 7 days before the beginning of the training and make a payment by :

  • Cheque: to the order of AFRICA LOGISTICS MAGAZINE
  • Transfer :
    1. RIB : 25153 01305 305100000241 02
    2. IBAN CODE: SN 69 25153 01305 305100000241 02

Notes :

  • Courses will be held in English. On request, they can be given in French as well as in Spanish or Portuguese for some of them;
  • The training day lasts 04h from 07h to 11h GMT ;
  • Each day of training includes 2 breaks of 15 minutes;
  • Each training is open and concluded with an online evaluation;
  • The exercises are done by the trainees on a collaborative web platform;
  • At the end of the training and evaluation, the trainees receive a certificate of participation.

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Date de formation

Monday, 22 March, 2021 to Friday, 26 March, 2021

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Tarif par participant

250 Euros / Training Day