Purchasing & Procurement


A few decades ago, the Purchasing function in an Oil & Gas Company was seen only as a Procurement function, being in charge of supplying Goods and Services defined by the end user. Over the years, the Purchasing function has won its letters of nobility and has proven to be a powerful leverage of savings and cost reduction.

In the energy sector, where production sites are spread everywhere and sometimes in very isolated areas, Purchasing & Procurement have also the mission to secure the supply of high tech equipment which will travel all over the world before being installed offshore or in remote areas.

These two objectives, cost saving and securisation of supply, make the Purchasing & Procurement a strategic function and an essential segment of the Supply Chain as it drives the other steps of the chain.

The first chapter of the course defines the Supply Chain. For a better understanding it compares both Manufacturing Industry and Upstream Industry's Supply Chain, their similarities and differences. Exercises allow the trainees to define it by themselves by playing a role.
It details the Supply Chain functions and their interaction. 
For a better efficiency, it links Procurement and Logistics functions within a chain.

The second chapter gives recommended practices in Purchasing, Expediting, Inspection, Shipping/Transportation and Material Management. It also describes the Purchasing Process in details and within all the steps.

The course is then studying the strategic tools of an efficient Purchasing Strategy: Category Management, Supplier's strategy and Market studies, Frame Agreements and Frame Contracts.


This course is primarily designed for Purchasers or Head of Purchasing.

It is also necessary for any actor of the Supply Chain: Expediter, Stock Controller, Cost Controller, Transit Agent.

It is also recommended to actors of the Logistics function who want to enlarge their domain of knowledge of the Supply Chain.

Finally the Technical Administrators from the Technical Departments may also find this course necessary in order to facilitate their interaction with the Purchasing Department.


Upon completion of this course, the attendants will have a throughout understanding of the Supply Chain and the way to optimize its efficiency through Recommended Practices and exercises.
They will understand the interaction between the different links of the Chain.

Purchasers will have enhanced their strategy and developed their negotiation capabilities through the DIDACTIC negotiation method.


The training will be opened and closed by an online test. Upon completion of the training, including the test, participants will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance issued by Adinergy.

Content of the Course

Definition of the Supply Chain & Procurement functions description

Definition of the Supply Chain & Procurement functions description

Overview: It is interesting to compare the Supply Chains of a...

Purchasing Process

Purchasing Process

Overview: From the identification and expression of a need to the...

Purchasing Strategic Tools

Purchasing Strategic Tools

Overview: This module defines what are the Principles of a...

Transit & Shipping

Transit & Shipping

Incoterms, Packing, Documentation and Transit Agent:...