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Training course

Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management /

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Ensuring and managing a modern health supply chain has, in recent times, become an increasingly complex challenge, especially given the broad impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This course will help you to get the most out of your health supply chains and relationships with key suppliers. It will enhance your health procurement practices and performance, saving both time and money, and helping you to achieve better outcomes and impacts.

After exploring enablers for successful and ethical health supply chain management (SCM) and how to develop effective strategies, the course will examine key management issues and priorities. These include achieving efficient operations and logistics, harnessing data and technology, ensuring compliance, monitoring and evaluating performance, and tackling risks within the supply chain, including corruption.

Case studies drawn from health sector organisations and international development programmes will illustrate good practice and lessons learned.

Delegates receive one year’s affiliate membership of CIPS.

Course Objectives

On completion, you will be able to:

  • Define the health supply chain, its component parts and stakeholder relationships
  • Create a successful health supply chain and procurement strategy
  • Outline the procurement and supply chain cycle for health products and services, including key risks, challenges and opportunities
  • Analyse and manage risks and opportunities within the health supply chain
  • Improve and optimise monitoring and information management systems
  • Plan and implement a transparent tendering process, including bidding and evaluation
  • Improve your contract and supplier management to get the best from your supply base

Key Topics

  • Enablers and strategy for successful health SCM
  • Warehousing, storage, packaging, inventory and distribution management
  • Cold chain logistics for medical products
  • Ethical supply chains
  • Procurement strategy, the procurement cycle and procurement operations
  • Managing the procurement of suppliers
  • Tender management
  • Managing supplier relationships and supplier performance
  • Contract and category management
  • Monitoring and evaluating health procurement
  • Technology: health SCM systems integration, innovation and e-Procurement
  • Managing risk and tackling corruption
  • Regulatory requirements, auditing and quality systems

All courses will be conducted entirely in English. A proficient level of both spoken and written English is required by all delegates so that they are able to fully benefit from the course and participate in our interactive style of training.

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