"Agreed delivery date is a key contractual element in the Terms and Conditions for the purchase of materials and equipment. On-time delivery is just as vital as are other issues of Specification, Price, Quantity and Point of Delivery.
Non-performance by the supplier on delivery means that the supplier has failed to satisfy the Purchase Order. This can have a massive impact on the buying company’s operation by delay in using the purchased item – such as a project, or part of a vital maintenance programme or replenishing stock levels with vital items. Furthermore, these delays usually translate into increased costs! – for example, the impact of holding higher levels of stock to compensate for unreliable delivery performance.
Also, the arrival of deliveries from foreign suppliers increases the risk of late arrival at the company’s work site!
These are just some of the reasons that make effective Expediting a vital part of an organisation’s Procurement & Supply operations
This course is designed for:
Procurement & Supply staff at all levels, including buyers and stock analysts, and technical staff involved in planning and specifying the items to be purchased.
To enhance understanding at all levels of the need for effective expediting and of the policies, techniques, tools and procedures that can be employed to protect your organisation from the curse of late delivery.
Topics covered will include:
- Expediting as opposed to progress chasing
- Expediting as a value-adding activity
- The who, how, where & when of successful Expediting.
- Impact of overall Purchasing & Supply strategies in deciding the cost-effective level of Expediting required
- Expediting methods, systems and procedures
- Organisational aspects of Expediting within a Procurement Function
- Developing an Expediting Plan
- Expediting for projects.