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Purchasing and Procurement

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  1. Session One: Course Overview
    2 Assessments
  2. Session Two: Supply Chain Management Basics
  3. Session Three: The Purchasing Cycle
  4. Session Four: Purchasing Toolkit
  5. Session Five: Managing Competitive Bids
  6. Session Six: Improving Efficiency and Accuracy
  7. Session Seven: Improving Efficiency and Accuracy
  8. Session Eight: Managing Internal Relationships
  9. Session Nine: Tools of the Trade
  10. Session Ten: A Personal Action Plan
    1 Assessment
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Learning Objectives

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After you complete this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe what a supply chain is.
  • Describe your procurement department’s role within the organization.
  • Understand the principles of the purchasing cycle.
  • Apply the steps needed for managing a competitive bid process, from the request for proposals or qualifications through to negotiating the contract.
  • Know what it takes to set up a competitive bid for a contract.
  • Defend your position on why a particular supplier should be selected based on an evaluation strategy.
  • Be responsible for managing supplier performance, including controlling quality and setting and monitoring standards.
  • Apply the tools of the procurement trade, from PC-based applications to cloud-based solutions.

Why did you take this course? Use this opportunity to consider your personal learning objectives and reasons for taking this course.

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