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.
Classroom Delivery: In-person instruction that takes place at a college campus.
Online Delivery: Content is delivered entirely online through self-directed components, allowing you the flexibility to learn anytime from wherever you are.
Remote Delivery: Technology-enabled virtual instruction that takes place outside of a physical classroom. Remote delivery includes some form of scheduled real-time virtual classes or drop-in times, as well as self-directed components.
Hybrid Delivery: Instruction that includes a combination of online or remote delivery, and some classroom activities.
Not all courses are offered each term.Winter 2022 registration opens November 1, 2021. Spring 2022 registration opens February 7, 2022.