Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

The Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Online Training Program will introduce you to the fundamental aspects of the supply chain environment, including enterprise resource planning systems and requirement systems.
Temecula, CA P.O. Box 760,, Temecula, CA 92593
(951) 9723600

Course at a Glance

Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)

Domain / Subject : Business & Management

Function : Leadership/Management

Trainer name : Katherine Squires Pang, Rose Roberts

Duration : 300 Hours

Difficulty : Medium

About the course

The Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Online Training Program will introduce you to the fundamental aspects of the supply chain environment, including enterprise resource planning systems and requirement systems. The interrelationships between purchasing, vendor selection, sources of supply, and technology will also be explored in this program. The focus is on management and the skills and resources that a successful manager needs.

This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers. This program is best-suited for someone with little or no experience in purchasing management.


Upon successful completion of the Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Online Training Program, you'll:

  • Be familiar with the basics of purchasing and the purchasing environment in the private sector
  • Have an understanding of the various approaches, tools, and strategies used in negotiations
  • Learn the basics of entrepreneurship
  • Understand the basics of marketing management and the strategies involved in developing a marketing plan
  • Become aware of the basic subjects in the field of price and cost analysis from a purchasing and production perspective

Course Extention

Upon registering, you're given an initial six months to complete the program. Should you need more time, you may request a six-month extension at no additional charge.  Pricing varies for extensions beyond six months.

Computer Requirements:

This program is compatible with both PC and Mac computers.  PCs require Windows XP or later operating systems with IE8 or later browsers.  Mac computers require Safari browser.  (A high-speed Internet connection is hightly recommended.)  In addition, you may require Adobe Reader, Flash Plug-in, and a QuickTime plug-in on your computer (all are available through free downloads).

Course eligibility


There are no specific prerequisites for this program. However, basic computer skills, including the ability to navigate the Internet and use e-mail, are required. This program is intended for anyone currently working in, or planning to work in, procurement management, supply management, a purchasing department, or any other area involved with procurement or supply.

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Course Content

  • Essentials of Purchasing
    • Introduction and Overview
    • Interdependencies of Purchasing
    • Purchasing and Financial Statements
    • Purchasing Administration
    • Global Sourcing
    • Regulatory Agencies
    • Good Faith and Conclusion
  • The Supply Chain Process
    • Introduction
    • Acquisition of Goods and Services
    • Quantity and Demand
    • Planning Process
    • Material Planning Tools
    • Flow of Materials
    • Summary
  • Management Essentials
    • Introduction and Components of a Successful Manager
    • Organizational Culture and Change
    • Power and Perceptions
    • Leadership and Risk
    • Strategies, Decision Making, Empowerment, and Accountability
    • Customer Relationship Management and Quality
    • Human Resource Management
    • Financial Accountability
    • Summary
  • Budgeting Essentials
    • Introduction
    • The Concept of Budgeting
    • Activity-based Budgeting
    • Factors to Consider in Budgeting
    • Production Planning
    • Inventory
    • Sample Budget and Summary
  • The Procurement Process
    • Introduction and Overview
    • Elements of Supplier Selection
    • Supplier Evaluation
    • The Bidding Process
    • Summary of the Procurement Process
  • Supplier Contracting
    • Introduction
    • General Contract Principles
    • General Contract Principles Continued
    • Contract Drafting
    • Contract Drafting Continued
    • Types of Purchasing Contracts
    • Agency and Summary
  • Persuasive Communication
    • Introduction
    • Fundamentals of Communication
    • Knowing the Audience
    • The Power of Listening
    • Credibility of the Speaker
    • Evidence in Persuasion
    • Emotion in Persuasion
    • Organizing the Argument
    • Summary
  • Negotiating Strategies
    • Introduction
    • Steps in Negotiating
    • Tools in Negotiatingv
    • Types of Negotiations
    • Personality Types
    • Preparing for Negotiations
    • BATNA and Summary
  • Price and Cost Analysis
    • Introduction
    • Pricing Evaluation
    • Use of Data
    • Strategic Cost Analysis
    • Timing and Outsourcing
    • Summary
  • Legal Aspects of Contracts
    • Introduction and Overview
    • What is a Contract?
    • Elements of a Contract
    • Duties and Obligations
    • What is the Deal?
    • Legal Representation
    • Good Faith and Conclusion


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