Mastering Purchasing Fundamentals

The course for improving your tactical purchasing skills

If you are new to purchasing, are you ready for the many challenges you’ll face in the months ahead?

You can be with the online course “Mastering Purchasing Fundamentals” which walks you through the purchasing process step-by-step. You’ll be ready for these challenges and so much more. 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.


Procurement course that teaches purchasing fundamentals

SPSM-BOK® Level: 1
Competency: Tactical Purchasing
CEHs: 8

4161 member reviews

Mastering Purchasing Fundamentals

The course for improving your tactical purchasing skills

Procurement course that teaches purchasing fundamentals

If you are new to purchasing, are you ready for the many challenges you’ll face in the months ahead?

You can be with the online course “Mastering Purchasing Fundamentals” which walks you through the purchasing process step-by-step. You’ll be ready for these challenges and so much more. 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.

You will learn:

  • How to conduct a 9-step purchasing process
  • How to most effectively prioritize requisitions
  • How to identify the best potential suppliers
  • The different ways you can categorize suppliers, such as sole source, single source, preferred and approved
  • 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 price analysis, cost analysis, and total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis to evaluate supplier pricing and offer
  • The evidence that will help you select a supplier with the lowest risk of failure
  • How to determine whether a contract, purchase order, or other method of ordering is best for a certain purchase
  • How to select the most appropriate shipping terms for a purchase
  • Legal issues impacting the terms and conditions that govern supplier obligations
  • How to use follow up techniques to ensure supplier compliance
  • How to think like a purchasing manager
  • How to prepare for the future of purchasing

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?

"Mastering Purchasing Fundamentals and the Senior Professional In Supply Management® Program has enhanced my knowledge of the supply management field and provided me a wealth of information that has contributed to the growth of myself and my company. The useful techniques that are covered in this course can be implemented immediately and knowing how to think like a purchasing manager is helping me to prepare myself for future challenges. Through the SPSM® Certification I got the full opportunity to learn about supply management in depth and develop myself professionally."

Purchasing fundamentals testimonial from DalalEngr. Dalal Al-Asousi, SPSM,
Purchasing & Logistics Manager,
Kuwait

Ready to Enroll?

Option 1:

Learn the Fundamentals of Purchasing

If you are:

  • New to purchasing
  • Looking for a step-by-step guide on essential purchasing processes

Then “Mastering Purchasing Fundamentals” 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 “Mastering Purchasing Fundamentals” 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 “Mastering Purchasing Fundamentals.”

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 July 31, 2016.

 

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