In this course, the student is introduced to the key concepts of purchasing for supply chain management. This includes a study of the functions that contribute to the acquisition and sale of goods, services, materials, 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 various purchasing strategies, purchasing best practices, and tools and techniques for purchasing applications and oversight.
Please note: This course is offered through OntarioLearn. To review important information such as textbook, exam and grade information, visit the OntarioLearn Information web page.
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Not all courses are offered each term.Fall 2023 registration opens July 24, 2023. Winter 2024 registration opens November 27, 2023.
In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration
Online - Asynchronous: 100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates
Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates
Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery