University of Houston - Clear Lake
University of Houston - Clear Lake

Fundamentals of Purchasing and Supply: The Building Blocks of World-Class Professionalism

Dates: September 16-17, 2019

Meets: M and Tu from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

First registrant: $995.00

This is the most pivotal of all classes to get the purchasing and supply chain professional off on the right foot. The session sets the foundation and values these professionals will bring to an organization. Knowing the right skill to employ can assist their companies during periods of tight supply, rising costs, limited availability regardless of the economic cycle encountered. While experience conveys the applications for use, these pale if the tools are not known or understood by the people involved.

Critical tools to discuss and examples shown cover such areas as:

  • Foundations and history of the profession

  • Influence with user departments

  • Legal aspects of purchasing, contracting and the Uniform Commercial Code

  • How and when to employ the tools of Cost and Price Analysis

  • The major influences of risk and how to both manage and report on them

  • How to involve quality in the acquisition process

  • Major considerations in purchasing services as compared to a material or tangible good

  • Checklist for setting up a contract management process

  • Key consideration in the negotiation process

  • Understanding various purchasing techniques and applications.

  • The session comes with forms and checklist for the participant to take back to their office to start using for the benefit of the company.

  • Who Should Attend:

    New buyers, supply chain managers, warehouse supervisors, contract managers, operations managers and other general managers and supervisors.


    Please bring a calculator to class.
    Fee: $995.00

    Fee Breakdown

    Course Fee (Basic)First registrant$ 995.00
    Course Fee (Alternate)2nd+ Registrant(s)$ 895.00

    William Agee, Jr.

    William (Bill) Agee has been involved in purchasing and materials management at various levels for over thirty-years in government (federal and state), wholesale, retail, service, industrial and manufacturing. He has degrees in marketing and management and is also a Certified Production and Inventory Manager (CPIM), as well as a Six Sigma Black Belt. In addition to being a speaker for ISM, he has held both local and national offices within the organization, and has written several articles for leading purchasing and business publications. Bill has developed over 172 educational programs for organizations primarily focused in the areas of supply chain management (SCM), contracting and purchasing. He is the 2005 ISM winner of the Howard W. Cosgrove Award for outstanding contribution to the profession.
    Date Day Time Location
    09/16/2019Monday8 AM to 4 PM University of Houston-Clear Lake
    09/17/2019Tuesday8 AM to 4 PM University of Houston-Clear Lake


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