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Global Sourcing And Procurement

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This course introduces students to the changing world of purchasing and its relationship to supply chains. It addresses purchasing operations and structures, strategic sourcing processes and the critical supply chain elements of managing supply chain inventory, information systems, as well as performance measurement and evaluation.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Purchasing in Supply Chain Management

    • Identify customers and their expectations regarding procurement.
    • Assess the impact of an organizations expectations on procurement.
    • Describe the steps of the procurement process within the supply chain.
    • Explain the strategic role of purchasing in the organization.

    Domestic and Global Sourcing/Supplier Selection

    • Examine the steps of the sourcing process.
    • Determine motives for insourcing and outsourcing.
    • Explain the pros and cons of global sourcing.

    Contract Negotiations and Cost/Price Analysis

    • Analyze the elements of negotiations.
    • Assess the impact of cost and price on procurement.
    • Examine the impact of cultural and ethic differences on negotiations.
    • Compare and contrast negotiation strategies.

    Contract Administration and Supplier Management

    • Analyze the elements of contract administration.
    • Use performance criteria for measuring supplier management.
    • Compare factors used to determine appropriate transportation methods.
    • Summarize the strategic requirements of global logistics.

    E-Business and Future Opportunities and Challenges in Purchasing

    • Analyze the benefits and risks of e-business.
    • Hypothesize future trends, opportunities, and challenges in purchasing.
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