This short course is designed to act as a companion to the courses on Supplier management and Sourcing. The course explains how to go about planning for and then conducting buying trips and factory visits. As part of your role, you may be asked to visit factories and suppliers who manufacture your products – often overseas. These visits are critical to the decisions made about suppliers, sourcing and product and its important you feel confident to carry out the visits effectively.

  • £75 plus VAT
  • 5% discount if you buy 3+ courses
  • 10% discount if you buy 5+ courses
  • Contact us for large group quotes
£ 75.00 plus VAT

What you will learn

What you will learn

  • The purpose and benefits of a buying trip or factory visit
  • The considerations and planning you should undertake to prepare for a buying trip or factory visit
  • How to conduct the trip itself
  • What to watch out for during a factory tour
What the course covers

Modules in more detail

  1. Planning a buying trip or factory visit – exploring the reasons we carry out these trips, and how to prepare and develop objectives before you travel
  1. Conducting a buying trip or factory visit – describing how effective meetings on these trips are a blend of planning, cultural considerations, building rapport and exchanging information. Plus, a useful guide on how to carry out a factory visit and what to look for
Who it is suitable for

Who it is suitable for

  • Junior roles within a buying team who are just beginning to take on the responsibility for these trips and visits
Price

Price

  • £75 plus VAT
  • 5% discount if you buy 3+ courses
  • 10% discount if you buy 5+ courses
  • Contact us for large group quotes

At a glance...

At a glance
  • Two online modules
  • Total learning time – 35 minutes
  • Gamified self-led learning
  • Works across PC, tablet and phone
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Video and eLearning format
  • Digital activities, quizzes and action plans
  • Practical application of best practice
  • Full access for 6 months
  • Developed by retail B&M professionals
  • Aligns to current apprenticeship standards
  • Digital certificate on completion