About this Specialization

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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.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 7 months to complete

Suggested 2 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 7 months to complete

Suggested 2 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

There are 7 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Procurement & Sourcing Introduction

4.8
stars
32 ratings
8 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Procurement Basics

4.9
stars
11 ratings
2 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Strategic Sourcing

5.0
stars
7 ratings
3 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Supplier Management

5.0
stars
6 ratings
2 reviews

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  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • 7​ weeks

  • N​one. Course is designed for new to middle management procurement professionals, but also valuable for more senior procurement professionals that want to "brush" up on some skills or maybe non-procurement people that just want to learn about procurement.

  • I​t is recommenced that you take the courses in order as there is some building of knowledge throughout the courses.

  • N​o, but you can, at your option, receive a Certificate if you pass all the assessments.

  • Y​ou can use this knowledge to increase your skills to either perform better in your current procurement job (hopefully which will lead to a promotion), or if a non-procurement person, you will have a better understanding of how procurement works, thereby increasing your overall performance in your existing job.

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