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Purchase management

On this online course you will find all necessary tools o correctly plan demand, and you will acquire knowledge for forecasting, strategic sourcing, management and provider evaluation.

Purchase management

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After a course session ends, it will be archived.
Starts Jul 23
Ends Aug 20
Estimated 5 weeks
3–5 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
Free
Optional upgrade available

About this course

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For a company to function properly it must have a permanent supply of raw materials and goods; if sourcing is done efficiently, availability for manufacturing and/or sale will be permanent.

There are tasks prior to purchasing to be conducted such as knowing the requirements of the business and the manufacturing process, knowing the providers in depth, always assessing that their quality and costs are best suited to the business. Start exploring purchasing in this online course.

Purchasing planning and management are of great importance for any organization, regardless if it is a micro enterprise, an SME or a large company. Learn about purchasing management in your organization with this business management course.

At a glance

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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  • How to create a sales plan and market segmentation according to the company’s capacity and offer to guarantee precise manufacturing.
  • Identify the main characteristics of demand management to anticipate market and client variability.
  • Learn about success cases in the use of demand management as application examples and be able to adapt them to your company’s own capacity.

Module 0: Welcome

  • The impact of purchasing in my company

Module 1: Purchase planning

  • What is sourcing in a company?
  • Planning
  • Factors for strategic purchasing and sourcing
  • Diagnosis

Module 2: Collaboration in purchase and sourcing

  • Collaboration in sourcing
  • Sales and inventory data
  • Out of stock
  • Negotiation

Module 3: Providers and business partners

  • Provider management
  • Purchasing processes
  • Key concepts about providers

Module 4: Costs, prices and reception of materials

  • Costs vs Prices
  • Logistical cost
  • Reception of raw materials

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