Supply Chain Management for Infrastructure - Introduction


1.5 Hours Formal CPD

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Supply chains within infrastructure development involve many parties and layers - find out best practice from an industry expert on managing your supply chain effectively.

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Course information

Infrastructure clients should actively manage their supply chains in order to obtain the best long term outcomes for both clients and suppliers.

Clients need to know that suppliers will bid sensibly for work, bring the right supplier chain parties together who possess strong capabilities and expertise to deliver work to best value and whole life outcomes.

Suppliers need continuity of work, and the ability to invest in skills, training and development. They need to update their working processes and invest in research that improves their productivity.

Bring this together are the procurement and bidding arrangements that govern the commissioning of work. These arrangements should reflect best practice developments in supply chain management across government and industry.

Course Content

  • Provide you with context and current thinking to set out why this topic is important and the main themes;
  • Introducing the main parties and what is involved in clients ‘making a market’;
  • Set out what makes a supply chain sustainable, the thematic issues and benefits of best practice adoption of supply chain techniques;
  • ‘Bringing the issues to life’ – exploring a case study example using Olympics 2012;
  • Setting out the main learning points and opportunities for your own research, including outputs from our ‘Sustainable Supply Chain’ initiative.


This class will be fully interactive, accompanied by some presentation slides to aid visually. It will include quiz questions, open discussions, a practical application activity and a Q&A with your expert trainer.

Why attend this course?

This is intended as a practitioner’s introduction for those of c. 5-10 years’ industrial experience seeking to examine the context of supply chain procurement and to deepen any existing knowledge.

Who should attend?

The course should be of interest to people directly involved in buying or selling infrastructure work with c. 5 – 10 years’ industry experience:

  • Client sponsors, Procurement managers, project managers and PQS, Suppliers, Supplier bid managers, business developers and QS, Regulators and Policy Makers

Those with few years’ experience in this area but who are looking to further their career in one of the areas above

Learning outcomes

  • Learn what key factors and best practices exist in ‘making a market’ between clients and their supply chain
  • Common procurement pitfalls and benefits in adopting best practice
  • A procurement framework ‘Sustainable Supply Chain’ and the thematic issues within this framework
  • Some references and guidance for further exploration of this issue and deepening your knowledge
  • Additional information

    Next available start date: 3 August 2017 - 9:30am

    Presenter: Richard Graham

    Category: Construction

    Member price: £40.00

    Price: £40.00

    Course Type: Web Class