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Introduction to International Purchasing

Purchasing on a global market

The demand for purchasing skills is growing steadily since the importance of the purchasing function is increasing due to the operation on a global market. Breakthroughs in transportation and communications bring foreign suppliers practically as close as domestic ones.

The introduction course will give you knowledge in international purchasing and supplier contacts of the purchasing process.

Objectives: This course aims to provide insights into the work of international purchasing and contacts with suppliers.

Participants: The course is for anyone who works with purchasing, supply or sale and who want to expand their knowledge in purchasing and supplier relations.

Qualifications: No previous knowledge is required, but it is preferable if you have some work experience.

Training Method: Introduction to International Purchasing is a Premium course and is studied over the internet via our e-learning platform Instant education. Read more about the training method E-learning - Premium courses.

Course Length: Approximately 10 hours active study time, depending on previous knowledge. Each student has access to the course for 6 months.

Price: 261 Euro / student
290 USD / student

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232 USD / student

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Course contents:

Part 1

Purchasing in Worldwide Economy

Almost all businesses have to learn to operate in a one-world market.

Purchasing Strategy

Purchasing organizations will be expected to take an increasing role in overall corporate strategy.

Purchasing Policies

Every purchasing department has policies, even though they are not all put into writing.

Quality Definition Aspects

Purchasing needs to ensure that quality is adequately defined and expressed.

Quality Requirements

Quality is not measured by price.

Quality Control in Purchasing

Move the responsibility and the cost for quality measurement back to the supplier

Part 2

Factors in Selecting Suppliers

There are several factors in selecting a supplier.

Selecting Suppliers

The objective of purchasing is to get all the right things together including the right supplier.

Sourcing Alternatives

The buyer usually wishes to establish alternative sources for the products that are to be bought.

Establishing Supplier Relationships

Once a supplier is selected, a relationship develops.

Supplier Performance

The real test of supplier selection is the follow-up of experience, or satisfactory performance.

Supplier Partnerships

Partnerships require much closer and more open and frequent communication.

The Purchase of Transportation Services

Use of transportation services involves a form of purchasing.

Shipping Terms

A number of terms are used in international trade to describe sellers' and buyers’ rights, duties and risks.

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