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SMT - Procurement

Date:   Sep 08, 2021 - Dec 01, 2021
Time:   6:00 PM (PDT)
Location:   Douglas College
700 Royal Ave
New Westminster, BC

Instructor: Fatima Catalan, SCMP


Supply Management is the process of managing flows of goods, services knowledge and resulting finances. The goal of this course is to have participants appreciate the procurement process and how it fits into the overall field of Supply Management. The procurement process extends well beyond the boundaries of the procurement department. For instance, senior management will be heavily involved in selecting supply partners. Similarly design departments will be heavily involved in selecting key technologies, which will have major implications in selecting suppliers. However, in most organizations to procurement department plays an integral role in all major procurement activities, in either a lead, or supporting role. This course develops the tactical aspects of procurement. It provides information and techniques to allow junior to intermediate procurement staff to work more effectively. For those not currently working in a procurement role, this course may prepare you for a move to such a role, or may just allow you to work more effectively with procurement staff. The focus of this course is on matters of tactical significance, from defining supply management for an organization, to identifying specific tools and techniques that are often used in the procurement process.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:

1) Describe the historical developments of Procurement and how it fits within an overall Supply Chain

2) Define: supply chain management, value-chain, purchasing

3) Define types of tender processes and explain their uses

4) Understand the integration of supply chain with enterprise objectives

5) Explain best practices for: sourcing, selecting and evaluating suppliers

6) Explain contract formation, the competitive bidding laws of Canada and ethics

7) Apply negotiation tactics and techniques appropriately

8) Appreciate the use of calculations for; the total cost of ownership, the break-even point, cost management and the learning curve Understand the need for quality from suppliers

9) Describe the basics and need for lean inventory management

10) Explain the differences between commercial, government and retail buying of goods and services

Registration will be facilitated through Douglas College:

CRN: 202131-31065          $595.00 

Please click below link to purchase your Textbook:

"Purchasing and Supply Chain Management" 
Textbook required for this course is available from the Douglas College Bookstore (NW Campus). For Bookstore hours please call 604-527-5015 or visit our Bookstore

NOTE: The student is responsible for the purchase of the required textbooks prior to the first day of class.