Strategic Procurement Management

The role of procurement and supply management within the wider supply chain is the most strategic, particularly in terms of insight into market development, market creation and an understanding of future risks and challenges that an organization faces. With an increased emphasis on collaboration, partnership, resilience and outsourcing, blended with a focus on relationship management, networking capabilities and broader commercial acumen, it’s time to examine and relook into the importance of procurement and supply at the strategic level.


Provide participants with the latest information and knowledge needed for a good understanding of the nature of procurement and to conduct oneself in an accountable and ethical manner to all stakeholders in the private and public sectors.

Programme Outline

1. Procurement Process and Execution
Procurement lifecycle, concept of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Value For Money (VFM)
Sourcing process
Defining evaluation criteria
Procurement principles
Procurement lifecycle (PLC): Definition, Overview of the different stages
Stakeholder management
5 Rights of Purchasing
Specification development: Definition, Value Engineering and Analysis, Standardisation, Difference between product and service specification etc
Evaluation and Selection of suppliers
Adding value in procurement

2. Types of Procurement Structure and Systems

- Centralised vs Decentralised Procurement
Hybrid Structures
Purchasing systems to fit structures
e-Procurement and how it changed the environment

3. Accountability and Ethics

- Code of general procurement ethics
Accountability of a procurement officer
How to deal with conflict of interest
How to deal with gifts and hospitality
Dealing with suppliers ethically

Who Should Attend

Purchasing executives and managers who have responsibilities in procurement activities in their organization

Trainer’s Profile

Pavan Sharma has over 20 years of international experience in engineering, logistics and supply chain, process improvement, business development, corporate training and consultancy with more than 10 years of managing at top senior level. He is a proven leader and an excellent contributor to organizational goals in increasing revenue and controlling costs.


Fee Per Pax
(inclusive of GST)



31 May 2019 (Fri)
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

160 Robinson Road #06-01, SBF Center
Singapore 068914
SBF Member :
Before e2i course fee support funding - $428
After e2i course fee support funding - $323

Non-Member :
Before e2i course fee support funding - $535
After e2i course fee support funding - $430

e2i course fee support funding = $15/hr per pax subject to the following criterias :
- Participant is/are Singaporeans or Singapore PRs
- Participant and/or the Company is not receiving any other government support funding

To apply for funding, email Josephine Lin at 
Fee include course materials, lunch & tea breaks
Upon completion of the workshop, each participant will receive a certificate of attendance


Administrative Details 

- Please log on to your Username and Password to register. Please create an account for registration if you do not have an existing account with Singapore Business Federation (SBF).
- Upon registration, you can make payment using credit card via our online payment platform. An auto e-acknowledgement and invoice will be sent to your registered email.
- A registration confirmation email will be sent to the registered participant closer to the course date
- No cancellation is allowed upon registration but attendance by a replacement delegate from your company is welcomed. Please notify SBF of the change giving at least 3 days’ prior notice to event date to enable logistical arrangements for the replacement to be made.
- Full payment is required with registration and must be received prior the workshop to guarantee your place. Participants will only be admitted if payment/proof of payment has been received prior to the workshop or on event day.
- Participant will still be liable for full payment in the event of no-show on actual day of the workshop.
- SBF reserves the right to cancel or make any adjustments to the workshop.

Payment Details

1) Electronic Payment
Internet banking services with UOB or DBS via Billing Organization.

Payment can be made via our VISA/MasterCard terminal in our office

3) Cheque Payment
Please cross your cheque payable to Singapore Business Federation and mail it to 160 Robinson Rd #06-01, SBF Center, Singapore 068914
Indicate the Invoice number, Company and Participant name at the back of the cheque.

If you have registered less than 5 working days before the event date, please bring along your cheque on the day of workshop.

For more information, contact Josephine Lin at    l    6701 1131

Note : To safeguard the well-being of all participants, we advise members who are feeling unwell to refrain from attending the workshop.

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5/31/2019 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
160 Robinson Road #06-01 SBF Center SINGAPORE 068914 SINGAPORE

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