Course contents
- definitions (dispatch, purchasing, procurement, materials management, etc.)
- purchasing and process responsibility (or process involvement)
- classic organizational models in purchasing (centralized, decentralized, MGM, lead buying, etc.)
- structure and contents of: supplier self-assessment, supplier rating, supplier development
- basic performance indicators in purchasing (and related areas), documentation and calculation
- purchasing budget, planning, risks
- purchasing strategies
- integration of purchasing in a corporate organization
- strategic partnerships with purchasing managers, basic principles of cost analysis, methods of awarding contracts
- disloyalty in purchasing - causes, forms, tolerance limits, prevention/defense against disloyalty