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Purchasing and Supply Chain Management  

Develop essential managerial skills, and learn how to effectively manage all aspects of the purchasing process, including procurement, distribution, supply chain management, and more, with the skills you'll learn in this online course.

What you will learn

  • Be familiar with the basics of purchasing and the purchasing environment in the private sector
  • Gain an understanding of the various approaches, tools, and strategies used in negotiations
  • Learn the fundamentals of the budgeting process and managing the process in an organization
  • Become aware of the basic subjects in the field of price and cost analysis from a purchasing and production perspective

How you will benefit

  • Develop a deep understanding of the art of negotiation, which will help you in creating contracts with clients and potential employers
  • Learn the communication skills necessary to be an effective project and supply chain manager
  • Gain valuable project management experience and work toward receiving your PMI credential
  • Know how to efficiently manage both projects and people, which will enable you to thrive in any professional managerial setting

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • QuickTime. Click here to download QuickTime.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:

  • The Essential Manager's Handbook
  • Essentials of Supply Chain Management

The Purchasing and Supply Chain Management course will show you the integrated approach to planning, acquisition, flow, and distribution, from raw materials to finished products. Topics such as developing a corporate culture, working successfully with teams, developing and implementing successful people management strategies, and workflow and performance management will be explored in this course. You'll also learn what makes a successful entrepreneur, and you'll develop an understanding of the basics of marketing management and the strategies involved in developing a marketing plan. The art of negotiation is covered in great detail, giving you a foundation for negotiating with great awareness and effectiveness.


  1. Essentials of Purchasing
    1. Introduction and Overview
    2. Interdependencies of Purchasing
    3. Purchasing and Financial Statements
    4. Purchasing Administration
    5. Global Sourcing
    6. Regulatory Agencies
    7. Good Faith and Conclusion
  2. The Supply Chain Process
    1. Introduction
    2. Acquisition of Goods and Services
    3. Quantity and Demand
    4. Planning Process
    5. Material Planning Tools
    6. Flow of Materials
    7. Summary
  3. Management Essentials
    1. Introduction and Components of a Successful Manager
    2. Organizational Culture and Change
    3. Power and Perceptions
    4. Leadership and Risk
    5. Strategies, Decision Making, Empowerment, and Accountability
    6. Customer Relationship Management and Quality
    7. Human Resource Management
    8. Financial Accountability
    9. Summary
  4. Budgeting Essentials
    1. Introduction
    2. The Concept of Budgeting
    3. Activity-based Budgeting
    4. Factors to Consider in Budgeting
    5. Production Planning
    6. Inventory
    7. Sample Budget and Summary
  5. The Procurement Process
    1. Introduction and Overview
    2. Elements of Supplier Selection
    3. Supplier Evaluation
    4. The Bidding Process
    5. Summary of the Procurement Process
  6. Supplier Contracting
    1. Introduction
    2. General Contract Principles
    3. General Contract Principles Continued
    4. Contract Drafting
    5. Contract Drafting Continued
    6. Types of Purchasing Contracts
    7. Agency and Summary
  7. Persuasive Communication
    1. Introduction
    2. Fundamentals of Communication
    3. Knowing the Audience
    4. The Power of Listening
    5. Credibility of the Speaker
    6. Evidence in Persuasion
    7. Emotion in Persuasion
    8. Organizing the Argument
    9. Summary
  8. Negotiating Strategies
    1. Introduction
    2. Steps in Negotiating
    3. Tools in Negotiatingv
    4. Types of Negotiations
    5. Personality Types
    6. Preparing for Negotiations
    7. BATNA and Summary
  9. Price and Cost Analysis
    1. Introduction
    2. Pricing Evaluation
    3. Use of Data
    4. Strategic Cost Analysis
    5. Timing and Outsourcing
    6. Summary
  10. Legal Aspects of Contracts
    1. Introduction and Overview
    2. What is a Contract?
    3. Elements of a Contract
    4. Duties and Obligations
    5. What is the Deal?
    6. Legal Representation
    7. Good Faith and Conclusion


Katherine Squires Pang, J.D., LL.M., M.Ed has practiced law with since 1983. She has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate School of Management at the University of Texas, Dallas, and has been an adjunct faculty member of many universities, including New York University and the University of California, Irvine. She received her B.A. in 1980 from Clark University, her J.D. from the University of Dayton Law School in 1982, her LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law School in 1983, and her M.Ed from the University of Texas in 2001.

Rose Roberts has 20 years of experience helping organizations develop purchasing strategies and implement process improvements. Through her leadership and coaching, Rose has helped purchasing departments and executive teams recognize the value of formulating strategies, employing methodologies, and measuring results. She has broad experience working with OEM's in a variety of industries, both foreign and domestic. Supplier selection and qualification, global sourcing strategies, cost reduction techniques, cross-functional development, and utilization of metrics have been key focus areas, allowing organizations she's worked with earn world-class distinction. Rose has earned and maintained C.P.M. designation since 1995 and has a B.B.A from the University of Texas. Professional affiliations include Institute for Supply Chain Management, Dresser Purchasing Council, and Female Executive Mentorship Program.

 

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
Item: 202003CTP20370  
Class Dates: 7/1/2020 - 9/30/2020                                              Fee: $2,295.00
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