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Purchasing and Supply Management

Jun 14, 2021
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Traditional purchasing function has evolved from a narrowly defined activity into a professional supply management function, driven by people and technology. Supply management is concerned with cost containment, profitability, and relationship building. The discipline of supply management is the core component of an effective supply chain. Supply professionals must possess a comprehensive skill set, have excellent technology and negotiations skills, be analytical problem solvers, and must be able to interact with potential sources of supply from around the world.

Topics covered include:

  • Supply chain integration
  • Managing complex global outsourcing
  • Purchasing strategy
  • Development of strategic purchasing plans for competitive advantage
  • E-procurement
  • Health care purchasing and supply chain management
  • Service sector procurement
  • Professionalism, ethics, and the law

This course is offered by the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC), a program of Southwest Research Institute.

Originally scheduled in-person at SwRI, this course is now an online webinar. Registrants will get an email notification with a Zoom link.

For more information, please contact Sandra Hawkins.

Upcoming Classes

Purchasing and Supply Management

June 14-July 14, 2021

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm, for 5 weeks (except July 05)

$449 per registrant

Registration Deadline
June 9, 2021 at Noon