In this course, the student is introduced to the key concepts of purchasing for supply chain management. This includes a study of the purchasing cycle and the manner in which purchasing activity is integrated into and aligned to a firm’s organizational strategy. Various elements of a purchasing strategy are detailed including the advantages and disadvantages of centralized versus decentralized purchasing functions, purchasing best practices, and tools and techniques for purchasing applications and oversight.
Not all courses are offered each term.Spring 2021 registration opens February 1, 2021. Fall 2021 registration opens July 5, 2021.