Supply Management Contract Writing

Learn how to write a supply management contract

1692 student reviews

You've noticed the changes in purchasing over the past few years, haven't you?  The changes that have purchasers doing less order processing and more contracting and relationship building with suppliers? This new role requires that you have a new skill set – contract writing. Yet most purchasers don't know how to write a contract. This is troublesome. Because if you aren't familiar with the advanced techniques of contract writing, you can put your organization at risk and be committed to a poor performing supplier for years.

The bottom line is that you need world-class contract writing skills to be successful in purchasing in the 21st century. Now is the time to get those skills. Our highly personal and interactive online class "Supply Management Contract Writing" will give you the skills necessary to minimize your procurement risks. This class goes way beyond the typical, dry explanations of contract law. Through plain English examples and interactive exercises, you will learn how to negotiate and write effective contracts and iron-clad terms and conditions.

You will learn how to protect your organization from the disastrous effects of suppliers' failure to perform, plus...

  • How to decide if you need the protection of a contract
  • How to choose the most appropriate form of agreement
  • How to structure contracts
  • How to select, use, and develop language for methods of dispute resolution
  • How to write a contract's key legal provisions such as indemnities and limits of liability
  • How to write a contract's key commercial provisions such as pricing and delivery
  • How to write a contract's key technical provisions such as specifications and warranties
  • How to make use of effective styles of contract writing
  • How to effectively proofread and organize contract revisions

Sign Up For This Online Purchasing Class

A great thing about this online class is that you are GUARANTEED to be able to apply what you learn to your work. That's right - your online learning experience is 100% risk-free. If you are not satisfied for any reason whatsoever, let us know within seven days of signing up and you will get a hassle-free refund. But you'll undoubtedly be delighted, just like this purchasing professional:

How To Write A Contract "While I found all of the courses informative and extremely useful, there was one that I found to be exceptional. That was your Supply Management Contract Writing course. I began using the knowledge I obtained from this course immediately, and I am currently in the process of negotiating a handful of purchasing agreements, that include several of the references you review in your course. I've even gone as far as to 'beef up' our standard Purchasing T's & C's, and I firmly believe that my organization's best interests are protected more now, than they ever have been.

"I'm sure you've heard this numerous times, but I must say 'Thank you'. Not only have you broadened my abilities in an extremely competitive game, you've enabled me to play like a heavy hitter. Needless to say, management has already noticed the impact your courses have made. I must admit, I'm even a little impressed myself, with the knowledge that I am now able to bring to the table. I should have done this years ago!"

Jerry Cassiano, SPSM
Senior Buyer/Planner
San Bernardino, California, USA

Here's how this online class works. Within 24 hours of signing up, you will receive an email containing a user name, a password, and instructions. After receiving this email, you will be able to begin the class immediately!

That's right – you start the course when YOU want to, not when a schedule demands that you start. You don't have to wait to start transforming yourself into a world-class purchasing professional. You will log into the online classroom through and will be able to access the eight lessons of the class for 60 days. (NOTE: Enrollees in the SPSM Certification Program get access for 2 years.)

You can complete the eight lessons of the course whenever you want to, as quickly or deliberately as you would like. There is no specific time that you have to be online. Each lesson takes approximately 30 to 60 minutes to complete. You can stop after doing each lesson or take multiple (or even all) lessons at one time. So for any given time that you choose to log in to the online classroom, you might spend just 30 minutes online (to take just one lesson)or up to eight hours online (if you want to complete the entire class in one sitting). It is all up to you! By participating in these lessons, you will:

  • Read powerful, practical, and easy-to-understand class material
  • Engage in exciting hands-on, interactive, Web-based exercises
  • Listen to optional audio clips of the material
  • Watch optional video summaries of each lesson
  • Take quizzes that provide you with immediate feedback
  • Play a fun mid-term game to reinforce your learning
  • Ask questions of our instructor and get personal responses quickly

By enrolling in this class, you will be on your way to earning your SPSM® Certification. Supply Management Contract Writing satisfies a portion of the requirements towards earning the SPSM® Certification.

When you complete this purchasing training class, you will receive a Certificate of Completion which awards you with 7.5 Continuing Education Hours*! This full-color purchasing certificate is sent to you by postal mail and is suitable for framing. Here's what our certificates look like:

Fundamentals of Purchasing - Purchasing Fundamentals

By completing this course you will also gain access to the Lifetime Purchasing Skills Retention Package, free of charge. The Lifetime Purchasing Skills Retention Package is designed to support a lifetime return of your training investment through skills-sharpening material and services that are absolutely free. This service is available for every full-length course you complete and includes:

  • Monthly retention emails which focus on important course learning objectives
  • Access to a Quick Reference Guide which allows you to review key points on demand
  • Invitations to quarterly review webinars

And if you sign up for this purchasing training class on or before April 30, 2014, you will get all of these bonuses:

  • FREE printer-friendly, PDF version of the class material!
  • FREE Purchasing Performance Measurement spreadsheet template!
  • FREE access to educational Web-audio interviews with supply chain leaders!

The class and all of these bonuses are yours for only $229 (US) per student . Don't procrastinate and lose out on all of these bonuses.

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*Participants who successfully complete this program will receive the specified number of hours of continuing education. They may be applied toward Next Level Purchasing's SPSM Certification program requirements as well as ISM C.P.M. recertification and/or A.P.P. reaccreditation program requirements. ISM's consent to provide a program number for this educational event is not an endorsement of this program or its content by ISM.

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