14 Purchasing Best Practices

Learn and apply these purchasing best practices for better results

Wouldn’t it be great if you could implement the purchasing best practices that are used by the world’s top corporations?

Do you think it is impossible because your existing staff is so busy and you don’t have the budget to hire an expensive consulting firm? Think again!

You can introduce purchasing best practices into your organization easily, without outside help, if you have the right guidance. Our highly personal and interactive online course “14 Purchasing Best Practices” makes it realistic for you to quickly and significantly improve your performance and the performance of your purchasing department. You’ll become a respected purchasing leader by following this course’s step-by-step instructions, examples, and exercises, as well as the 39-page Sample, Tool, and Template Pack which is included with your registration. Get ready to deliver world-class purchasing results!


This course teaches purchasing best practices.

SPSM-BOK® Level: 1
Competency: Purchasing Best Practices
CEHs: 8

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This course teaches purchasing best practices.14 Purchasing Best Practices

Learn and apply these purchasing best practices for better results

Wouldn’t it be great if you could implement the purchasing best practices that are used by the world’s top corporations?

Do you think it is impossible because your existing staff is so busy and you don’t have the budget to hire an expensive consulting firm? Think again!

You can introduce purchasing best practices into your organization easily, without outside help, if you have the right guidance. Our highly personal and interactive online course “14 Purchasing Best Practices” makes it realistic for you to quickly and significantly improve your performance and the performance of your purchasing department. You’ll become a respected purchasing leader by following this course’s step-by-step instructions, examples, and exercises, as well as the 39-page Sample, Tool, and Template Pack which is included with your registration. Get ready to deliver world-class purchasing results!

You will learn:

  • How to strategically measure purchasing performance
  • How to improve your spend management by implementing a buying plan
  • How to select the best suppliers by using cross-functional commodity teams, scorecards, and total cost of ownership analysis
  • How to improve vendor performance through a supplier performance management program
  • How to optimize supplier relationships
  • How to improve risk management
  • How to map and improve processes
  • How to leverage technology such as eProcurement and Internet Reverse Auctions
  • How to conduct benchmarking
  • How to achieve efficiency through the systemization of purchasing operations
  • How to utilize a strategic plan

How This Online Course Works

  • Start this on-demand course any time after you enroll; there’s no pre-scheduled start date!
  • This course has 8 lessons; it will take you between 30-60 minutes to complete each lesson.
  • Progress through the course at your own pace, accessing easy-to-understand reading material, exciting exercises, optional multimedia, quizzes, and even a fun mid-term game!
  • What if you have questions on the material? Ask a friendly, expert instructor any questions you may have!
  • Learn best practices and processes designed so that you can apply your new skills in the real world!

To learn more about how full-length online procurement courses from the Next Level Purchasing Association work, watch this short video.

What are others saying about this course?

"After signing up for the Senior Professional in Supply Management® Program, we formed a commodity team following the instructions in 14 Purchasing Best Practices. This commodity team has now ensured that our procurement and supply management plan for Anti-Retroviral and Anti-Malarial Medicines produces savings as well as quality medicines. We have been able to source for products internationally at much reduced prices as compared to earlier purchases. For example, we recently sourced 550,000 USD worth of Anti-Malarials against a forecast of 750,000 USD for that same quantity where the forecast was based on previous pricing. These results have made it easy to justify the investment in my education with the Next Level Purchasing Association.

Review of 14 Purchasing Best Practices by PatrickPatrick W. Githendu, B. Pharm, MBA, SPSM
Procurement Manager - Namibia Global Fund Programme
Windhoek, Namibia

Ready to Enroll?

Option 1:

Learn Purchasing Best Practices

If you are:

  • An ambitious purchasing professional
  • Looking for a step-by-step guide for implementing purchasing best practices

Then “14 Purchasing Best Practices” would be a great course for you.

Bonuses for enrolling by deadline below:

  • FREE printer-friendly, PDF version of the course material
  • FREE Lifetime Purchasing Skills Retention Package

Number of Courses: 1

Length of Training: 6-8 hours

Duration of Access: 60 days

Start Date: Access begins as soon as you enroll

Cost: $229 US

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Option 2:

Earn Your SPSM® Certification

The course “14 Purchasing Best Practices” is one of the six online courses that count towards SPSM® Certification.

Thinking about pursuing your certification? Then, now is the time to enroll in the Senior Professional in Supply Management® Program, which gives you all you need to become certified, including “14 Purchasing Best Practices.”

Bonuses for enrolling by deadline below:

Number of Courses: 6

Length of Training: 46-48 hours

Duration of Access: 1 year

Start Date: Access begins as soon as you enroll

Cost: $1,159 US

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The deadline for the pricing and bonuses listed above is December 31, 2016.

 

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