Purchasing and Procurement Basics


Purchasing and Procurement Basics are a key skill set for any employee to develop.

Purchasing and procurement extends past getting the products and services that the organization needs at the right time and the right cost. This field has evolved to include relationship building, supply chain management integration, and communication with stakeholders to continually improve processes and

  • Visa Card
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover Card
  • PayPal


Course outline

Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: Supply Chain Management Basics

Session Three: The Purchasing Cycle

Session Four: Purchasing Toolkit

Session Five: Managing Competitive Bids

Session Six: Improving Efficiency and Accuracy

Session Seven: Analyzing and Reducing Risk in the Supply Chain

Session Eight: Managing Internal Relationships

Session Nine: Tools of the Trade

Recommended Reading List

Post-Course Assessment

Personal Action Plan