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Purchasing and supply management professionals must be equipped to face contemporary operational challenges. This class will expose students to industry best practices and provide an understanding of essential terminology. Learn the strategic components of purchasing and supply management, and understand: 

  •          Supply cost analytics      
  •          Purchaser-seller relationships
  •          Subcontracting
  •          Strategic alliances 
  •          Basic purchasing applications
  •          Value added purchasing actions vs non-value added actions
  •          Operation techniques and department objectives
  •          Legal aspects relating to purchasing and contracts

Additionally, students will become familiar with how supplier relations are a key element of supply chain management.

Learning Formats



Fully online Instructor-led training on your schedule with no set meeting times. Lectures are pre-recorded and your instructor will set weekly discussion topics to help you engage with the content and share meaningful experiences. Click on the “Online” section below to view course details.

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Course Number: BUSA-40392
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
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