Best Practice Procurement
Low Cost Solutions For Excellence In Procurement
27 - 30 April 2014
2 - 5 November 2014
Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Radisson Royal Hotel, Dubai, UAE
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Overview

This course will provide delegates with low cost solutions for excellence in procurement. Delegates will be able to implement world class procurement strategies into their organisations whilst mastering price management techniques, and using best practice negotiation and supplier relationship management strategies.

Content
  • The evolution of procurement
  • Best practice procurement
  • Assessing your organisation against best practice
  • Strategic sourcing and transactional sourcing
  • The strategic sourcing process
  • The Cigar Box case study
  • Category management
  • The seller’s view of price
  • The top ten price management tools and techniques
  • The price management business simulation
  • Is negotiating in the souk the same as negotiating with suppliers?
  • What win/win really looks and feels like
  • Negotiating with different cultures
  • Outsourcing
  • Information systems
Who Should Attend

This course is aimed at managers and staff working in procurement, or those who have responsibility for the procurement function. It will benefit staff at all levels, from buyers to purchasing managers and
directors.

Benefits Of Attending
  1. Understand world class procurement strategies and how you can implement them into your organisation
  2. Know the top ten price management tools and techniques and how you can use them to best effect
  3. Evaluate best practice negotiation and supplier relationship management strategies and how you can develop real win-win partnerships with suppliers
Course Director

    Eric Evans



    Eric Evans has held Director level positions in the automotive, retail, fast moving consumer goods and healthcare sectors. He is the author of three books on procurement and negotiation, and a speaker on MBA programmes across Europe and the Gulf region.

    As a management consultant, he has delivered improvement programmes in demand management and inventory management, and has coached organisations as they implement collaborative replenishment and customer-led approaches to demand management.



Venue and Accommodation

    Dusit Thani Hotel

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates


    dusit thani dubai
     

    Phone: +971 4 343 3333
    Fax: +971 4 343 4222
    Web: http://www.dusit.com/hotels/uae/dubai/dusit_thani_dubai


    Dusit Thani Dubai hotel is an iconic five star hotel that captures the essence of Thailand in the vibrant centre of Dubai's Business District. With easy access to business and leisure pursuits, this luxury hotel is located a few minutes from the World Trade Centre, Dubai's International Convention Centre, Dubai International Financial Centre, Burj Dubai, Dubai Mall and is a short drive to Dubai's International Airport and major shopping malls.

    Dusit Thani Dubai is the only five-star hotel in the UAE that combines modern luxuries with the warmth and grace of traditional Thai hospitality. The hotel building was designed to resemble the Thai "wai" (a gesture of greeting, welcome, and thanks. Both hands are pressed together to resemble a lotus flower.) Stepping inside Dusit Thani Dubai, guests will instantly experience a sense of warm welcome and tranquility. The hotel's 321 rooms and suites are furnished to ensure guests' highest comfort with touches of Thai design., while the hotel associates are always on hand to help take care of even the smallest details to make each guest's stay a unique and memorable experience.

    Dining at Dusit Thani Dubai provides a gastronomic experience second to none. Our signature restaurant, Benjarong, offers authentic Royal Thai cuisine in a traditional Thai setting with Thai classical dance and music performances, while Dusit Thani Dubai's Friday Brunch is recognized as one of the best in the city and has become a Dubai must-do.


    Total Rooms 321
    Total Floors 36
    Year Opened 2001
    Hotel Type 5 star

    Location

    Five minutes away from Dubai's World Trade Centre and Exhibition Halls. 20-minute drive from Dubai International Airport.


    Accomodation

    IIR Middle East have negotiated special delegate rates for you at selected hotels we highly recommend you secure your room reservation at the earliest to avoid last minute inconvenience. You can contact the IIR Hospitality Desk for required assistance on:

    Phone: +971 4 407 2693
    Fax: +971 4 407 2517
    Email: hospitality@iirme.com


    Restaurants and Bars

    • Benjarong Dusit Thani's signature restaurant, Benjarong, offers authentic Royal Thai cuisine in a traditional setting. Benjarong was the first specialty restaurant to bring Royal Thai cuisine to Dubai. Daily, 7p.m. – 11:30 p.m., 24th Floor.
       
    • The Californian An ideal venue for group buffet breakfasts and lunches, The Californian features a different theme buffet each day.
    Breakfast, Daily, 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Lunch, Daily, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 24th Floor.
       
    • Champagne Lounge The Champagne Lounge provides a perfect place to relax, offering an excellent selection of the finest wines, champagnes, and aperitifs. Daily, 12 noon – 12 midnight, 24th Floor.
       
    • Dusit Delicatessen Dusit 'Deli' is a favorite among hotel guests and visitors alike, well-known for its deli gourmet and comfortable ambience. Daily, 24-hours, Lobby Level.
       
    • MyBar MyBar is a popular place to meet with friends or simply just to unwind. Daily, 7 p.m. – 2 a.m., Lobby Level.
       
    • PAX Offering Italian favorites in a stylish Italian setting with a fantastic view of Dubai, PAX also boasts an extensive wine list and is the perfect place for an intimate dinner or a get-together with friends. Daily, 7 p.m. – 11:30 p.m., 24th Floor.
       
    • Splash For guests lounging around the rooftop pool on the 36th floor, Splash offers a wide selection of fresh juices , drinks, and snacks. Daily, 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., 36th Floor.

    Dusit Club Privileges offered to guests staying in Dusit Club Rooms and Dusit Grand Rooms

    • • Private express check-in and check-out in Dusit Club located on the 34th Floor
    • • Complimentary return transfer to Dubai International Airport (Terminals 1 and 3)
    • • Complimentary high-speed internet access in room and in Dusit Club
    • • Complimentary local telephone calls
    • • Complimentary laundry & pressing services to the value of AED 35 per day. (Kindly note that the express services & dry cleaning are not included in this allowance.)
    • • Private meeting room access for a maximum of 2 hours per stay, subject to availability
    • • Assistance with airline ticket reconfirmation
    • • Assistance with booking of tourist activities
    • • Assistance with transportation arrangements
    • • Assistance with restaurant reservations
    • • Assistance with packing and unpacking of your luggage
    • • Butler and shoe shine service upon request

    VISAS

    Delegates requiring visas should contact the hotel they wish to stay at directly, as soon as possible. Visas for non-GCC nationals may take several weeks to process.

    Radisson Royal Hotel, Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates


    Make reservations at the Radisson Royal Hotel Call today to reserve one of the 471 rooms with stunning views of Dubai at the Radisson Royal Hotel, which boasts four restaurants, two bars, a rooftop pool and on-site spa.


    Radisson Royal Hotel, Dubai
    Plot 49 Sheikh Zayed Road - Trade Centre District
    P.O.Box 9940
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Tel +971 4 308 0000
    Fax +971 4 308 0011

    http://www.radissonblu.com/royalhotel-dubai

    Accommodation

    IIR Middle East have negotiated special delegate rates for you at selected hotels we highly recommend you secure your room reservation at the earliest to avoid last minute inconvenience. You can contact the IIR Hospitality Desk for required assistance on:

    T:+971-4-407 2693
    F:+971-4-407 2517
    E: hospitality@iirme.com


    VISAS

    Delegates requiring visas should contact the hotel they wish to stay at directly, as soon as possible. Visas for non-GCC nationals may take several weeks to process.


Course Fees
Date Course Fee Before
9 February 2014
Course Fee Before
2 March 2014
Final Fee
27 – 30 April 2014
(BC5373)
US$ 3,995 US$ 4,495 US$ 4,795
Date Course Fee Before
17 August 2014
Course Fee Before
7 September 2014
Final Fee
2 – 5 November 2014
(BC5374)
US$ 3,995 US$ 4,495 US$ 4,795
Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions will receive a Certificate of Attendance

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