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

Advanced Purchasing Applications

Dates:December 4-5, 2019
Meets:W and Th from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 2 sessions
Instructor:William Agee, Jr.
Fee: $995.00 Fee Breakdown

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Course Description

Purchasing has evolved over the years to a profession which had command of several critical tools and applications beyond those we as buyer's learned initially. This session will avail new applications and techniques to assist the buyer to advance their levels or professionalism.

A few of the applications include:

  • Understanding of the global marketplace

  • Evaluating the various quality techniques

  • Cost estimation techniques

  • Better methods of forecasting demand

  • Application involving standardization and simplification

  • What we require from strategic alliance partners

  • Understanding supplier relationship management (SRM)

  • Understanding negotiation power leverage

  • Risk and benefits of buying services

  • When a purchase falls into the Convention for the International Sale of Goods

  • What a buyer needs to understand about construction purchasing

  • Case examples.

  • Who Should Attend:

    Buyers, sales representatives, sales managers, supply chain managers, department managers, category managers, warehouse supervisors, contract managers, operations managers and other general managers and supervisors.
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