In this course, the student is introduced to the key concepts of purchasing for supply chain management. This includes a study of the functions that contribute to the acquisition and sale of goods, services, materials, the purchasing cycle, and the manner in which purchasing activity is integrated into and aligned to a firm's organizational strategy. Various elements of a purchasing strategy are detailed including the advantages and disadvantages of centralized various purchasing strategies, purchasing best practices, and tools and techniques for purchasing applications and oversight.
2 or 3 year college diploma or equivalent from programs in Business, Civil Engineering, Hospitality, Information Technology, or Transportation, or significant work experience in Supply Chain Management.
What You Need
What You Need
Most college level courses require textbooks; textbooks are not included in the course fees. It is the student’s responsibility to purchase any required textbooks.
Textbooks are available at the Campus Shop for in class, Contact North, and iLearn/D2L courses. The Campus Shop does not carry most OntarioLearn textbooks. OntarioLearn textbooks can be purchased at www.textnet.ca.
Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
- Examine the connections between strategic objectives, stakeholder expectations, and supply chain design, functions, processes and roles, to guide decision-making, problem-solving and coordination of tasks.
- Determine the value added and financial implications of supply chain decisions and design on overall business profitability, efficiency and stakeholder satisfaction.
- Ensure supply chain activities and transactions are compliant with relevant legal, regulatory and contractual obligations, and industry and organization standards and policies for quality, health, safety, accountability, social and environmental responsibility.
- Use risk mitigation tools and strategies to inform supply chain management decisions.
- Contribute to the acquisition and sale of goods, services and materials in accordance with best practices and public and private sector stakeholder expectations across a variety of industries.
- Contribute to the strategic planning and scheduling of material requirements, resource allocation and inventory for efficient production and fulfillment of customer orders and returns.
- Coordinate the efficient handling and movement of goods, services, materials and related information within and between supply chains.
- Contribute to the identification and management of continuous improvements to functions and processes within and between supply chains.
- Use available technologies to enhance work performance and support supply chain functions, processes, transactions and communications.
- Monitor relevant trends, emerging technologies, and local and global economic, political and environmental issues to enhance work performance and guide management decisions.
- Use leadership and communication skills to establish and manage strategic relationships with a diversity of stakeholders and support the achievement of business goals.
- Develop and apply ongoing strategies for personal, career and professional development.