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Fundamentals of Sourcing Certificate

Strategic sourcing is one of the most important aspects of supply management as internal stakeholders look for value added solutions for products and services. Options continue to expand globally and offer features that can meet or exceed current suppliers. Supply management professionals are tasked with obtaining the best quality, performance, and service at the right price, with the lowest risk in order to achieve organizational objectives as identified through category management principles. This certificate program will provide knowledge for end-to-end sourcing practices including specification development, value analysis, supplier market research, negotiation, and purchasing activities. The course provides access for 60 days from the date of the purchase.

Earning a certificate is not the same as becoming a certified supply management professional. To learn more about the differences between certificates and certification, visit our certificates page.

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The program will have you complete 5 online courses followed by a 25 question quiz to attain a certificate.

This includes the following 5 courses:

  • Getting Started with Sourcing
  • Procure to Pay Processes
  • Value Added Sourcing for Services
  • Supplier Involvement for Value Solutions
  • The Future of Sourcing
Completing these courses will help you:
1. Discover the fundamentals to deliver a systematic sourcing strategy to the organization
2. Uncover the process flows and dynamics of a procure to pay system
3. Realize value add for sourcing services
4. Deliver results through supplier engagement in product and service development
5. Review the advances in sourcing as you look into the future
The Fundamentals of Sourcing Certificate is a great way for supply management professionals to understand different sourcing strategies and how to evaluate suppliers.
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