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Supply Chain Fundamentals: Supply Management and Procurement, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #34 (WUR) Online
This Supply Chain Fundamentals: Supply Management and Procurement course from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) prepares students in the basics of supply management and procurement operations and the role of procurement within an organization’s overall supply chain.


This Supply Chain Fundamentals: Supply Management and Procurement course is offered by Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).

Who Should Attend
  • Sourcing Analysts, Supervisors, Managers, Clerks, Representatives, Agents, Leads, and Specialists
  • Procurement Analysts, Supervisors, Managers, Agents, Clerks, Leads, Representatives, and Specialists
  • Contract Development Specialists, Agents, Clerks, Leads, Representatives, and Supervisors
  • Buyers, Senior Buyers
  • Buyer/Planners
  • Purchasing Analysts, Representatives, Supervisors, Managers, Agents, Clerks, Leads, and Specialists
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Managers, Analysts, Consultants, Supervisors, Technologists, Planners and Engineers
  • Business and Systems Analysts
  • Supply Chain Education and Human Resource Management personnel
  • Inventory Planners
  • Order Management Supervisors, Managers, Analysts
  • Demand Planners, Supply Planners, Forecast Analysts, Forecasting Managers
  • Inventory Managers, Inventory Clerks, Inventory Analysts
  • Transportation Planners, Transportation Clerks, Transportation Analysts, Transportation Managers
How You Will Benefit
  • Define procurement and its purpose
  • Describe the key steps carried out in managing the procurement process
  • Describe the commodity strategy development process and the key steps in this process
  • Understand the key supplier evaluation practices
  • Appreciate the need for identifying and evaluating global suppliers
  • Appreciate the important role that power, tactics, and concessions play in negotiations
  • Gain a basic understanding of procurement contracting and good practices in contracting
  • Describe the key forms of documentation used in procurement
  • Recognize the characteristics of effective supplier scorecard systems
  • Discuss the key roles or positions in procurement organizations
  • Describe the key roles and metrics within procurement
  • Gain a basic understanding of commercial law, particularly agency law and contract law
  • Understand the difference between law and ethics
  • Understand corporate social responsibility

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

  • Learning Block 1 – Supply Management and Procurement Overview
  • Learning Block 2 – Strategic Sourcing
  • Learning Block 3 – Supplier Identification and Evaluation
  • Learning Block 4 – Supplier Negotiation and Contracting
  • Learning Block 5 - Procurement Execution
  • Learning Block 6 – Supplier Management
  • Learning Block 7 – Procurement Organizations and Roles
  • Learning Block 8 – Application of Laws and Ethics in Procurement

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Computer with speakers to access online content
  • Access to online course content and optional reading materials for 6 months from date of registration
Important Course Information

This is a self-paced online course. Students may register any time before the published registration deadline and will have access to the course through the published "Access Ends" date.

Follow the instructions below to register, then activate your online course account and login to the online course location (HELIX):
  • Click the "Register" button below to register for the section you wish to attend and complete your online registration
  • You will receive an email message with a link to activate your Georgia Tech account
  • Be sure to take note of your username displayed during account activation
  • Click to access your online course in HELIX with your username and the password created during account activation

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    350 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 350 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    350 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 350 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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