Specialist Certificate in Effective Purchasing Management

Next Intake Commencement Date:

17 Sep 2024, Tuesday

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Specialist Certificate in Effective Purchasing Management
  • Read what our participants have learnt from this course …


    I have gain more insights on the topic of purchasing which is useful for me to apply to my work such as evaluation of supplier, categorising of vendors, etc.

    Terence Chong Yu Yao, Purchasing Administration, N. M. G. Pte Ltd


    To better understand the negotiation skills, tender process and the 11 types of incoterm.

    During negotiation, when supplier discuss terms with me I will be able to deal with it.

    Able to understand more on effective purchasing to save cost and negotiation skill.

    Goh Siew Rong, Higher Exec-Procurement, S. L. Pte Ltd



The rapid changes in business practices, increased globalization, technological (IT) advances, and increased expectations by top management are forcing purchasing professionals to take a more proactive approach in the ways purchasing functions and responsibilities are been managed today. Managing the changes in the purchasing function, environment and management expectations in which it operates significantly affect the ideal skills required to maximize the purchasing function’s potential and contribution towards organization’s objectives and goals.

This course addresses some of these changes; develops a set of factors to describe a comprehensive set of skills required of a world-class purchasing management professional and to ascertain which of these skills are the most important. Using Synergetic Theory and Case Studies as exercise tools to review and discuss the literatures presented on purchasing skills, methodologies, analysis and techniques. This course facilitates the purchasing function in playing the important role to achieve the operations planning and process control objectives of timely delivery, flexibility, quality and cost.

Who Should Attend

Managers, executives, officers and specialists in Purchasing, Procurement, Supply-chain Management, Sub-contracting, Material, Internal Auditors, AVL Assessors, Project & Contract whose functions and responsibilities are involved in the planning, organizing, negotiating and control of purchasing activities, and those who have the intention to prepare, document and implement purchasing process and control compliance with the ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management Systems Certification.


The course is customized towards the Logistics Skills Framework Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) namely :

PI / Process Improvement and Optimisation

SCM/Order Fulfilment Admin, Customer Management, Contract Preparation, Evaluation, Negotiation and Tendering, Business Negotiation, Contract / Vendor Management, Material Flow Modelling, Supply Chain Solutioning/Modelling/Planning/Strategizing, Material Management (Planning, Sourcing, Use, Disposal), Vertical Programme Management  

TM/Cloud Computing Application  

WSH/Environmental Protection Management

BM/Business Continuity Management, Innovation Management, IP Management, Strategy Implementation, PR Management, Strategic Service Excellence, Corporate Governance 


Topics covered :

  • Purchasing Management  System
  • Purchasing Department Organization
  • Purchasing Policies
  • Purchasing Selecting Supplier For AVL
  • Purchasing Methodology
  • Purchasing Process Control ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management System
  • Purchasing From Overseas Suppliers & Documentary Credits
  • Purchasing Negotiation Skills & Techniques
  • Purchasing Legal Aspects and Considerations
  • Purchasing Performance
SLA Member Non-Member Self-Sponsored
Course Fee $720 $900 $900
GST $64.80 $81 $81
Application Fee $32.70 $32.70 $32.70
Total Fee
(payable to TLA)
$817.50 $1,013.70 $1,013.70


Payment will only be required after the course is confirmed.
(The status of the course would usually be advised one (1) month before the course start date.)

Payment mode (retail payments facilities are not available) :
Overseas – Telegraphic transfer
Local – Bank transfer or Corporate PayNow


Dr Ong Geok Quee is the Senior Consultant of LAWSON Consulting Services. He holds a Doctorate Degree of Philosophy in Business Administration majoring in Materials and Supply Chain Management. A Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply – UK; CIPS Congress Member of APAC Constituency; Member of the Institute of Supply Management – USA; Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators; Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology—UK; a Chartered Marine Technologist—UK; and Singapore State Courts Mediator and Panel of Coachers of the Singapore Mediation Centre.


3 days (9am – 6pm), 22.5 training hours  and 1.5 hours written examinations as well as 6 hours off class course / project works with a total of 30 hours.


At the end of the course participants who have fulfilled at least 75 per cent attendance and passed the written examination shall be awarded the Certificate of Proficiency (Certificate of Achievement).

Next Intake Commencement Date:

17 Sep 2024, Tuesday

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