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What you will learn

  • L​earn and understand the various steps in a "proven" 7-step Strategic Sourcing Process

  • B​e able to discuss why it is important for the procurement department, your stakeholders and why one should follow a strategic sourcing process

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 & Strategic Sourcing-Part 1

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 18 min), 2 readings
2 videos
Strategic Sourcing-Part 116m
2 readings
What is the Kraljic Matrix20m
The 7-Step Strategic Sourcing Process20m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Strategic Sourcing-Part 2

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 6 min), 1 reading
1 reading
Strategic Sourcing-a Key Process of Category Management and Key Success Factors40m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Strategic Sourcing-Part 3

4 hours to complete
1 video (Total 7 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 readings
Understanding the What, Why & How of Strategic Sourcing20m
Case: Developing Purchasing and Supply Strategies At Federal Delivery20m

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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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