Food manufacture

Purchasing Department

Duration: approximately 3 hours self-paced

Improve your knowledge of the purchasing department and the various purchasing processes completed in food manufacture. Validated by Occupational Awards Ltd.


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What will the course cover?

  • State the key roles of the purchasing department
  • List the types of products purchased
  • Define the key factors to be considered when purchasing goods
  • Identify how goods are purchased in food factories
  • Explain the different methods of purchasing
  • Recognise the importance of product samples and equipment/machinery trials
  • Summarise the checks performed on product samples
  • Describe the purchase order process
  • Understand what is involved in supplier approval requirements and the importance of supplier audits
  • List the areas that are looked at during a supplier audit