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NQA Advanced Training - Managing Your Supply Chain Relationships

0.5 Days Level 3

This new short course, delivered by NQA expert Tim Pinnell, is designed to give professionals advanced guidance and technical know-how, beyond the standards, to help maintain and improve the management systems they have in place. This course will start at 9am and finish at approx midday.

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**Please note that we encourage all our delegates sitting on virtual courses to have access to a webcam. This will enable you to interact with both the tutor and other course attendees.**

Available dates and venues

- +VAT per delegate

Course aims

For those with a solid knowledge foundation of their management systems, this virtual 3-hour course aims to provide an interactive, technical dive into the techniques and processes involved with understanding, managing and improving relationships within a supply chain.

An ideal course for in-between audit assessment dates to ensure that delegates are getting the most out of their certification, system and ISO standard(s) by enhancing their skills and aiding continual improvement.

What will I learn?

Delegates will leave with knowledge of:

  • ISO 9001:2015 requirements - interpretation, evidence and working it into your business as a live, useful tool

  • Establishing the role and impact of suppliers in your process - what is the real cost to your business when selecting suppliers?

  • Identifying and managing supply chain risks - determining and applying risk criteria

  • Logistical controls and quality control of acceptance and delivery

  • Selection of suppliers and monitoring supplier performance - what should you consider in terms of criteria and what can you gain from it?

  • Establishing adoption of your system and policy requirements with your suppliers.

Is this course right for me?

This course is aimed at:

  • Organisations with a large or complex supply chain looking to improve the management, review of and relationship with them

  • Those with certification or a management system in place looking to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their system and processes

  • Anyone with an upcoming audit looking to show continual improvement

  • Anyone looking for more in-depth clarification on specific elements within the ISO/ Annex SL structure

Why choose NQA training?

  • Expert trainers – All of our trainers have a wealth of experience and expertise in their field and are eager to pass this onto you in an effective way that you can take away and utilise.

  • Quality assured – Our trainers are assessed by delegates both annually and after each course. 99% of attendees scored overall trainer delivery, skills and knowledge as good or very good.

  • Interactive learning – We see the importance of practical and hands on learning so we have built this into all of our courses to further deepen your knowledge and engagement.

  • Small class sizes – Our courses all have a maximum of 12 delegates to ensure you are getting the best learning experience possible.

  • A learning journey – We offer a step-by-step training journey to help you improve over time. From introduction courses all the way up to our lead auditor training. We are always developing new training to keep up with the changing world of ISO standards.

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