This course examines the roles of strategic sourcing and procurement in managing a company's supply chain. Topics include strategic sourcing, outsourcing/off-shoring, e-procurement, procurement integration, and supplier management (e.g., capability development, cost management, quality management).
This course employs readings, cases, guest speakers (e.g., Motorola, Ariba, Dell Computer), and experiential exercises in its delivery.
Job Titles that Involve Topics Studied:
- Procurement/Purchasing Manager
- Supply-Chain Manager
- Sourcing Manager
- Supply/Material Manager