Supply Market Analysis

Increase Savings through Efficient Sourcing, Risk Mitigation & Contract Compliance


This highly interactive LAKESHORE ISL Supply Market Analysis training course will give you the supply market analysis tools, resources and best practices you require to understand the marketplace in which suppliers conduct their business. A supply market analysis study provides insights about your supplier’s industry.

The analysis enables Organizations to develop a detailed understanding of key trends, major players, and overall market dynamics that could influence the development of the commodity strategy e.g. route to market, letting strategy. Supply Market Analysis gives an organisation a competitive advantage in the marketplace and significantly reduces overall procurement costs.

This LAKESHORE ISL training course will feature:

  • Overview of the supplier’s market
  • Financial analysis of the suppliers
  • Analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) for each supplier
  • In-depth analysis of the supply, demand and cost drivers impacting the supply market
  • Recommendations for sourcing decisions


At the end of this LAKESHORE ISL training course, you will learn to:

  • Identify ways to manipulate markets to deliver significant cost, value and risk improvement
  • Use market knowledge to extract additional value from deals
  • Build an understanding of market economics and market drivers
  • Use market knowledge to boost confidence when discussing procurement with suppliers and to demonstrate commercial acumen

Training Methodology

Participants will increase competencies through a variety of instructional methods including lecture by an experienced practitioner and consultant, exercises, extensive analysis of organizations’ market supply, review published articles, and group discussions covering current practices with their relationship to the implementation of new concepts.

Organizational Impact

The organisation will benefit by:

  • The ability to deliver real value in a shorter time
  • Reduce the number of non-value adding activities
  • Improved relations between personnel, customers and suppliers
  • Reduction in total cost of ownership
  • Improved supplier performance

Personal Impact

Attendees will gain by participation in this LAKESHORE ISL training seminar as a result of:

  • Increased skill sets in all phases of strategic procurement
  • Greater ability to lead, plan, and manage the procurement process
  • A greater sense of professionalism and being able to contribute to the organisation’s strategic objectives
  • Increased knowledge about supply, demand and cost drivers
  • Increased recognition by the organization due to improved performance

Who Should Attend?

This LAKESHORE ISL training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Contracts, Purchasing, and Procurement Personnel
  • Project, Engineering, Operational, and Maintenance, personnel who are involved in the planning, and execution of purchases and contracts
  • All involved in the acquisition of materials, equipment, and services and who are in organizations whose leadership want high levels of competency in those involved in these activities

Seminar Outline


Factors Impacting Supply and How they Affect Bargaining Power

  • What is the goal of Supply?
  • Developing the Strategic Supply Plan
  • An Overview of the Supply Process
  • Procurement as Part of the Supply Chain


Understanding how Typical Markets Operate on a National and International Basis

  • Supplier Strategy
  • The Coordination Strategy
  • The Purchasing Organization
  • Vertical Integration
  • Alliances and Partnerships
  • Developing Knowledge of Market Economics and Market Drivers


Conducting Structured Assessment of the Current and Future Market Trends

  • Supplier Involvement
  • Value Analysis
  • Quality Assurance
  • Supplier Selection
  • Supplier Rating and Ranking
  • Contract Management


Identifying Suppliers Offering Competitive Advantage and Value

  • IT Systems and e-Procurement
  • Make / Buy Decision
  • Addressing Quality Issues
  • Overdue Orders
  • The Payment Process 


Manipulating Markets to Deliver Significant Cost, Value and/or Risk Improvement to the Business

  • Identifying The Lowest Cost Supplier
  • Supplier Performance Measurement
  • Selecting The Most Appropriate Ordering Process
  • Policies and Procedures