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302, 2021

Supply Risk and Sustainability Management

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From cyberattacks to natural disasters to supplier insolvency and global pandemics, supply lines are always at risk to varying magnitudes of disruption—and at times with catastrophic consequences. Operational volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity are the new normal. Learn the effective supply disruption management tools, systems, and skills to deploy effective countermeasures in the face of supply disruption. Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the impacts of disruption on the total cost of ownership and total cost to serve
  • Develop supply risk strategies and tactical and operational plans
  • Leverage change management and transformative tools to realize risk, resilience, and supply sustainability management goals
  • Implement supply risk strategies
  • Manage the psychological toll of national or global disasters on supply management teams
  • Anticipate, respond, and recover from supply disruption

This is a self-paced course with no instructor-led forum and you have 60 days from registration to complete all course elements. It should take you approximately 8 hours to review the material and take any quizzes. All readings are provided in the course.

This course has been pre-approved for 8 CEHs.

302, 2021

Supply Management Executive Leadership

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The Supply Executive Leadership Model serves as a road map for senior supply management leaders to transform their operations to support strategic objectives, enhance customer value, and implement pre-emptive measures to reduce supply risks. Learn the tools, systems, and skills to lead successful supply management transformations with confidence. Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Lead a corporate strategic planning process
  • Sustain procurement function transformation
  • Design and execute a procurement function strategy

This is a self-paced course with no instructor-led forum and you have 60 days from registration to complete all course elements. It should take you approximately 8 hours to review the material and take any quizzes. All readings are provided in the course.

This course has been pre-approved for 8 CEHs.

302, 2021

Expert Procurement Operations Management

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Are you a purchasing manager who worries about balancing the many demands of your leadership role? You’re not alone. Today’s companies are expecting more than ever from their purchasing managers. And today’s environment is confronting purchasing managers with more challenges than ever. Between being accountable for measurable results, pleasing internal customers, and ensuring that your purchasing staff improves its productivity, you may feel it is impossible to do a good job. After all, it isn’t easy keeping up with evolving best practices, new technologies, and changing markets.

But fortunately, there is a way for you to learn how to meet and exceed today’s high standards for purchasing management excellence. Expert Procurement Operations Management will teach you everything you need to know to lead your purchasing department to new levels of success! Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Report purchasing performance metrics to senior management
  • Develop a purchasing customer service survey
  • Improve purchasing staff productivity
  • Establish a successful Purchasing Advisory Board
  • Prioritize commodities that the purchasing department will source
  • Identify four indicators that you should look for to identify non-traditional areas for potential savings
  • Understand the types of various purchasing profit center models and the dangers of choosing the wrong one
  • Staff your purchasing department with the right people and assign buyer responsibilities
  • Create a Purchasing Dashboard and set the perfect purchasing department goals
  • Develop purchasing policies and procedures
  • Establish a standard sourcing process
  • Apply strategies for using templates to improve productivity and reduce problems
  • Apply best practices for making recommendations to senior management
  • Reduce the tactical purchasing activity under your management
  • Improve compliance with purchasing initiatives

This is a self-paced course with no instructor-led forum and you have 60 days from registration to complete all course elements. It should take you approximately 8 hours to review the material and take any quizzes. All readings are provided in the course.

This course has been pre-approved for 8 CEHs.

2801, 2021

Data Analytics for Procurement Professionals

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Are you failing to take advantage of Microsoft Excel’s powerful techniques for purchasing? Even if you are an experienced Excel user, you may not be utilizing the tools that can help you conduct expert procurement analysis, make sound purchasing decisions, and deliver top-notch presentations. Our highly personal and interactive online course Data Analytics for Purchasing Professionals will enable you to perform sophisticated spreadsheet tasks through exercises that are based entirely on the situations that you face in your procurement work. Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Assess the competitiveness of supplier pricing through developing should cost models
  • Assess all elements of supplier capabilities by creating weighted average supplier scorecards
  • Apply Excel’s sophisticated decision support features for procurement analysis
  • Visually compare bids, analyze spend, and track supplier performance by creating charts
  • Use PivotTables, functions, and subtotals to summarize large amounts of purchasing data
  • Develop target pricing models for negotiation strategy
  • Import data from other systems into Excel for analysis
  • Drill down into complex purchasing spreadsheets by using filtering, conditional formatting, VLOOKUP, and more
  • Use macros to free up time for strategic purchasing work

You must have access to Microsoft Excel to complete this course.


This is a self-paced course with no instructor-led forum and you have 60 days from registration to complete all course elements. It should take you approximately 8 hours to review the material and take any quizzes. All readings are provided in the course.

This course has been pre-approved for 8 CEHs.

2801, 2021

14 Procurement Best Practices

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Quickly and significantly improving your procurement department’s performance is not wishful thinking. With the right guidance and step-by-step instruction, you will soon be implementing the same procurement practices that are used by the world’s top corporations.

Our highly personal and interactive online course, 14 Procurement Best Practices, makes it realistic for you to quickly and significantly improve your performance and the performance of your procurement department. You’ll become a respected procurement leader by following this course’s step-by-step instructions, examples, and exercises, as well as the sample tools and worksheets that are included with your registration. Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Strategically measure purchasing performance
  • Improve your spend management by implementing a buying plan
  • Identify and select the best suppliers by using cross-functional commodity teams, scorecards, and total cost of ownership analysis
  • Improve vendor performance through a supplier performance management program
  • Optimize supplier relationships
  • Improve risk management
  • Map and improve processes
  • Leverage technology such as eProcurement and Internet Reverse Auctions
  • Conduct benchmarking
  • Achieve efficiency through the systemization of purchasing operations
  • Utilize a strategic plan

This is a self-paced course with no instructor-led forum and you have 60 days from registration to complete all course elements. It should take you approximately 8 hours to review the material and take any quizzes. All readings are provided in the course.

This course has been pre-approved for 8 CEHs.

2801, 2021

Mastering Procurement Tactics

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Whether you are new to purchasing or a seasoned veteran, these procurement fundamentals walk you through the purchasing process step-by-step.

 

If you are new to purchasing, are you ready for the many challenges you’ll face in the months ahead? You can be with the online course Mastering Procurement Tactics which walks you through the procurement process step-by-step. You’ll be ready for these challenges and so much more. And you won’t need the years of experience usually required to learn how to deal with these challenges. You’ll get more than just an introduction to purchasing—you will become an expert at flawlessly executing and managing purchases. Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Conduct a 9-step procurement process
  • Effectively prioritize requisitions
  • Identify the best potential suppliers
  • Categorize suppliers, such as sole source, single source, preferred, and approved
  • Determine when to use competitive bidding, negotiation, or both
  • Conduct competitive bidding using solicitation tools such as RFPs and RFQs
  • Apply price analysis, cost analysis, and total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis to evaluate supplier pricing and offer
  • Select a supplier with the lowest risk of failure
  • Determine whether a contract, purchase order, or other methods of ordering is best for a certain purchase
  • Select the most appropriate shipping terms for a purchase
  • Understand legal issues impacting the terms and conditions that govern supplier obligations
  • Apply follow up techniques to ensure supplier compliance
  • Understand how to think like a purchasing manager and prepare for the future of procurement

 


This is a self-paced course with no instructor-led forum and you have 60 days from registration to complete all course elements. It should take you approximately 8 hours to review the material and take any quizzes. All readings are provided in the course.

This course has been pre-approved for 8 CEHs.

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