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Approx. 6 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

  • You will learn some basic definitions and discover why procurement is important to the firm

  • G​I've you a "basic" flow of procurement processes

  • L​earn the difference between Directs and Indirects

  • 1​0 Key Ways to improve stakeholder (internal customers) management

Shareable Certificate

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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 6 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome & Procurement Definitions

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 11 min), 2 readings
2 videos
Procurement Definitions10m
2 readings
Purchasing vs. Procurement-Top 9 Amazing Differences20m
What is the Difference Between Purchasing and Procurement10m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Importance of Procurement

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 9 min), 2 readings
2 readings
3 Ways For Procurement To Prove Its Value20m
Procurement Metrics20m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Procurement Processes

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 10 min), 1 reading
1 video
1 reading
RFQ Management Process30m
Week
4

Week 4

28 minutes to complete

Directs vs. Indirects

28 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 8 min), 1 reading
1 video
1 reading
5 Challenges in Indirect Procurement20m

About the Global Procurement and Sourcing Specialization

We will start with a “proven” model for Strategic Sourcing, then move on to the very important topic of Supplier Management. In Supplier Management, you will learn how to select and evaluate suppliers, implement appropriate contracts, and how to mitigate risks. In Supply Market Analysis, you will learn and understand various tools and techniques to evaluate supply markets. Lastly, the course will cover the very important topic of negotiation. Outside reading will be provided to reinforce your knowledge. In addition, case studies will be used to bring these learning to life, and assessment will be used to test your overall knowledge....
Global Procurement and Sourcing

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