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Course Title: Strategic Supply Management
Author: George L. Harris
Provider: American Management Association
Price: $79.95
CEU Credits: 2
Level: Intermediate
Field Of Study: N/A
Prerequisites: None
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About This Course:....ix
How to Take This Course:....xi
Pre-Test:....xiii

1    Establishing a World-Class Supply Management Department:....1
Setting Direction
Market Forces
Type of Supplier Relationships
Deployment of Technology
Creating and Managing the Right Metrics
Improvement in Organization's Competitiveness
Core Competencies
Supplier Development
Taking Advantage of Market Opportunities
Recap
Review Questions

2    Organizing the Supply Management Function:....21
Introduction
Organizational Structure
Types of Purchasing Organizations
Supply Management Roles and Responsibilities
    Cross-Functional Relationships
Defining Your Supply Management Organization
Commodity Strategies
Recap
Review Questions

3    Hiring, Managing, and Developing Purchasing Staff 39:....
Introduction
Defining the Number and Type of Staff
Hiring Philosophy
Managing Staff
    Initial Activities
Creating Development Plans
    What Is a Development Plan?
    Types of Development Activities
Recap
Review Questions

4    Supplier Strategy:....53
Introduction
Benefits of the Supplier Strategy
Determining the Make-or-Buy Decision
Single-Source vs. Sole-Source Suppliers
Relationships
Recap
Review Questions

5    Global Sourcing:....69
Introduction
Why Global Sourcing?
Supply Chain Differences
Key Issues in Global Sourcing
    Language/Communication
    Time/Timing
    Culture
    Financial/Payments
    Customs/Duties
    Transport and Handling
Recap
Review Questions

6    Analyzing for Cost and Price Competitiveness:....83
Introduction
Development of a Supplier's Cost Estimate
Price Analysis
Cost Analysis
Competency in Cost and Price Analysis
Target Costing
Total Costs
Recap
Review Questions

7    Inventory Management:....99
Introduction
Controlling Inputs and Outputs
Policies and Procedures
    Departmental Accountability for Results
    Safety Stock
    Ordering Levels
    Service Level
    Inventory Accuracy
Innovative Inventory Practices
    Kanban
    Lean Manufacturers
    Supplier Consignment
    VMI and VFI
Recap
Review Questions

8    Use of Computer Technology in Supply Management:....113
Introduction
Transformation of a Function
Types of Computer Applications in Supply Management
    What to Buy
    Authority to Buy
    How to Buy
    How to Manage the Purchases
What Supply Management Desires in a Computer System
E-Business
    E-Commerce Defined
    Why Are Business-to-Business Solutions Being Adopted?
    Linking E-Business Solutions to Purchases
    E-Business Opportunities
    An E-Business Model
    Need for an E-Business Strategy
    E-Business Realities
    Consideration of E-Business Solutions
Recap
Review Questions

9    Legal Aspects for Supply Managers:....133
Introduction
The Uniform Commercial Code
    Agency
    Offer and Acceptance
    Statute of Frauds
    Warranties
    Title/Risk of Loss
    Price, Credit, Quantity, Delivery, Quality, Inspection, and Remedies
Dispute Resolution
Strategic Legal Issues
Recap
Review Questions

10    Supplier Performance Measurement:....151

Introduction
Aligning Supplier Measures
Meaningful Measures
    The Case against Purchase-Price Variance
Measures Should Be Few in Number
Measurement Data Should Be Carefully Managed and Discussed
Feedback Processes Should Be Constructive and Reasonable
Continuous Improvement Plans Should Be Developed and Tracked
Examples of Effective Supplier Measures
Recap
Review Questions

Glossary:....165
Bibliography:....171
Post-Test:....173
Index:....179




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