Sourcing and Purchasing

The American Business School Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sourcing and Purchasing

  • Host University

    The American Business School Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    Management, Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MKTG 210 and MGMT 230 or equivalent

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course introduces the fields of Procurement and Sourcing. It explores the central concepts of organizational procurement, global sourcing and interfaces of these to the other areas of an organization. This course provides opportunities to examine issues such as organizational procurement process, sourcing process, supplier selection process, supplier management and other strategic issues.
    This course will help you in developing capability in the following areas:
    • Leverage material management knowledge
    • Learn distribution practices and operational concepts
    • Develop interpersonal skills to engage with others
    Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
    • Explain key concepts and theories in the field of procurement and sourcing
    • Select and design appropriate principles and approaches in the formulation of procurement management and global sourcing
    • Evaluate and measure alternative procurement management and global sourcing options in the context of a flexible global supply chain
    • Develop and apply effective interpersonal skills and communication techniques in working as a team to solve real-world problems in procurement management and sourcing

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