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
- 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.
This course, originally scheduled in-person at SwRI, is now an online webinar. Registrants will get an email notification with a GoToMeeting link.
For more information, please contact Sandra Hawkins.
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