Develop higher-level, up-to-date leadership skills in purchasing and sourcing.
This seminar focuses on skills for the experienced purchasing professional, addressing more mid-level to advanced contemporary, state-of-the-art topics in purchasing management. As more companies reach overseas for foreign purchasing, such present day issues as dealing with U.S. Customs (CBP), near sourcing options in Mexico, contract management, and better defining landed costs, among others, will be addressed in the course. In addition, you’ll explore an entire set of advanced metrics in both domestic and global sourcing, including RFP management, web-based sourcing, and more aggressive issues like going green, diversity purchasing, sustainability, and sourcing leadership. You’ll also experience case studies and real-life examples in order to understand how to respond to executive mandates regarding purchasing and supply management, contract issues, and more.