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Mastering Purchasing Fundamentals

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Description

If you are new to purchasing, are you ready for the many challenges you'll face in the months ahead? The highly personal and interactive online class "Mastering Purchasing Fundamentals" walks you through the purchasing process step-by-step. You'll be ready for these challenges. And you won't need the years of experience usually required to learn how to deal with these challenges. You'll get more than just an introduction to purchasing - you will become an expert at flawlessly executing and managing purchases.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take me to complete the course?

The amount of time it takes to complete the course is dependent upon the time you are able to spend in study. Each lesson takes approximately 30-60 minutes to complete and the course is comprised of 8 lessons. Students generally complete the course in 4-8 hours.

Will I be able to work at my own pace?

Yes. The online format of the instruction method allows you to proceed according to your own pace. Your personal schedule governs your completion time. The material is available on demand online.

Are there any required books for the course?

No. The course is completely online and you will also receive a printer-friendly version of the course. This are included at no additional cost to you.

Can I assess what I have learned?

Yes. Each lesson has a review quiz. From there you will be able to determine if you understood the concepts or if you still need to review the materials further. You will need to score 70% or higher overall on the quizzes to successfully complete the course.


Outcomes

You will learn how to make the many decisions necessary to identify the best potential suppliers, plus...

  • How to most effectively prioritize requisitions
  • How to decide when to use competitive bidding, negotiation, or both
  • How to successfully conduct competitive bidding using solicitation tools such as RFP's and RFQ's
  • How to use financial and operational analysis to select suppliers with not only the best monetary offer, but also the least risk of failure
  • How to determine whether a contract, purchase order, or other method of ordering is best for a certain purchase
  • How to use follow up techniques to ensure supplier compliance
  • How to close out a transaction with confidence
  • How to think like a purchasing manager
  • How to prepare for the future of purchasing


Assessment

Evaluation of your performance will be based on...

Eight (8) Individual lesson quizzes consisting of 5 questions each for a total of 40 questions

You must earn a 70% (or 28 out of 40 questions correct) or higher in order to successfully pass the course. You must earn a 70% or higher in order to successfully pass this course (28 out of 40 questions correct). Students may retake quizzes an unlimited amount of times during the 60 days they have from the time of purchase.

course quick facts
course code DED3970
cost $219.00
estimated time to
complete course
8 Hours
course materials
available
60 Days