Why You Should Invest In Training

Unlocking performance through people

It's simple; leaders train their teams. We know this from our annual research and see it in successful client implementations.

To be a high-performing procurement or supply chain function, your people's approach must be research-based, aligned to corporate objectives, and tailored to your team's needs.

Teams engage more effectively when topics, activities, and workshop exercises have a clear line of sight to day-in-the-life application and action. Bringing a live supplier relationship, category, or sourcing project into the learning environment delivers measurable and evidence-based outcomes, helping you and your team leaders demonstrate a clear return on investment.

Depending on the scale of your team, our training can be delivered using a range of standardised modules or by designing a more tailored program informed by a team competency assessment and your business needs. 

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Specialised Training and Development Offerings

TMB - Capability Assessment
Description: Understand your team's strengths and development opportunities to deliver business value.
TMB - Supplier  Management Training
Description: Develop and create new value though your most important supplier relationships.
TMB - Supply Chain Risk Training
DescriptionProtect value with a practical and structured approach to proactively manage risk.
TMB - Category Management Training
Description: Develop and create new value though your most important supplier relationships.
TMB - Negotiation Training
Description: Examine the skills of negotiation you need to build better long-term value for your business.
TMB - Account Management Training
Description: Understand how to sell to procurement teams; how they buy and how they manage suppliers.
TMB - Strategic Sourcing Training

Description: Develop and apply the skills to source strategically and deliver a value creating supplier to the business. 

TMB - Diversity & Inclusion Training

Description: Understand why supplier diversity can help unlock innovation and agility, and improve ESG credentials.

TMB - Procurement Behaviour Training

Description: Learn the behavioural skills that "make" a supplier relationship, or "break it".


The Benefits for your Business

Attracting and retaining talent
Attracting and retaining talent

The greatest asset of any business is its people. Employees see development opportunities as an important benefit.

Strategic Execution
Strategic execution

Having the right people with the right skills is central to delivering your business strategy.


The right people, right skills approach also ensures that a business can do what it does more efficiently.

The Benefits of choosing State of Flux Training

Collaborative Working
 Collaborative working

We don’t just deliver courses, we back them up with coaching support to ensure everything we teach is embedded – this is how we ensure the return on investment is delivered.

Transfer of training to the job
On the job application

Our learning programmes are structured around action learning principles – we bring participants' real on-the-job examples into sessions, driving immediate improvements and measurable ROI.

Research based best practice
Research based best practice

The content and structure of our programmes is shaped by the findings of our global annual research into supplier management best practice and thousands of real-world consulting engagements.

The 'Art and Science' behind a high performing procurement team

Art and Science

of a high-performing procurement team

Technical skills and interpersonal behaviours are needed to create a strategic procurement function.

As set out in the graphic, the highly modular content library covers the full procurement lifecycle enabling quick and easy creation of your bespoke learning programmes. Integral to your training, we provide tools and templates to ensure that best practice is bought to life in your team.

Over 18 years of training experience has taught us that your team will get the most benefit from an informed approach to developing their capabilities. Using the State of Flux competency assessment tool will help you develop an objective viewpoint of your organisational capability across the full procurement lifecycle - from understanding business requirements through to creating new value with your suppliers. Insights from the team capability heatmap enables us to tailor training programmes for individuals and teams respectively.

Training Projects - Customer Success Stories:

Habour Energy Case Study
Harbour Energy
Leading global bank
Leading Global Bank