Prerequisite: LGM 1013. This course is designed to teach an overview of the procurement function in a supply chain and a corporation. It focuses on how basic and advanced purchasing management can be used effectively to meet the challenges and responsibilities of today's constantly changing business climate. Topics include the challenge of purchasing and materials management; objectives and organization; function; specification; quality control and inspection; computerization; international purchasing; legal and ethical aspects of purchasing including systems, staffing, price/cost analysis, contract administration, and dealing with vendors; and the establishment of teams to support complex supply chain and logistic programs.
Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017