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Category Management and Sourcing Leadership

Special Note

This course is the first in the Procurement and Supply Management Leadership (PSM) certificate.

The online version of the course is comprised of (3) instructor-led LIVE group webinars (March 27, 29, 30), homework, and pre-work (e.g. installing and testing software on your computer, testing connectivity with Canvas LMS and video conferencing software, etc.) to be completed before the first day of the course.

The onsite/in-person version of the course takes place on the Georgia Tech campus over 1.5 days.

Course discounts are available! For more information please email info@scl.gatech.edu and mention which course you are interested in and which version (Online or Onsite/In-Person).

Course Description

Category Management and Sourcing Leadership is designed to deepen participants' knowledge base of core activities in the procurement & supply management function. The program covers the sourcing process, specifications gathering, common bid package alternatives, cross-functional collaboration and supplier evaluation & selection. Participants will walk away ready to develop bid packages more thoroughly to help drive sourcing decisions for their organizations. This "hands on" delivery focuses on the professional serving as the main liaison between the buying organization and the selling organization in the company sourcing process.

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for sourcing initiative leaders, procurement professionals, project managers, finance analyst, contract managers and all procurement & supply management-related professionals involved with bid package development, bid package analysis, negotiations preparation, contracting and supplier selection activity.

How You Will Benefit

  • Increase knowledge base of solicitation options (i.e. RFI, RFP, RFQ) and which solicitation approach to apply based on your organization's needs
  • Enhance understanding of sourcing process and critical steps in the Bid Package development and delivery activities
  • Better leverage and utilization of solicitation tools to drive successful development of bid packages
  • Improve set up and execution of supplier selection scorecards to aid in identifying best Total Cost of Ownership alternatives
  • Heighten understanding of executive communication to leverage leadership support throughout the organization

What Is Covered

  • Bid Package Development Overview 
  • Sourcing Initiative Process Roadmap 
  • Marketplace Analysis Tools
  • Bid Package Alternatives & Design
  • Supplier Selection & Communication

Course Materials

Required

  • Canvas Learning Management System - Visit https://pe.gatech.edu/technology-requirements to ensure the computer you will be using meets the minimum technical requirements to access online material and lessons associated with this course.
  • Web Conferencing Service (using both audio and video) - Please ensure the computer you will be using is compatible with our service provider.

Provided

  • A URL, username and password to access the online course material

Course Prerequisite and Related Certificate Information

No prerequisites. For those interested in earning the Procurement & Supply Management Leadership (PSM) Certificate, take the below core courses and one elective course within four years.

  1. Category Management and Sourcing Leadership
  2. Contracting and Legal Oversight
  3. Essentials of Negotiations and Stakeholder Influence

Course CEUs

This course provides for 1.05 continuing education units (CEUs).

Course Instructors

Course Fees

Standard: $1,200.00, Alumni/Org Discount: $1,080.00, Certificate: $996.00 (cost of each course when signing up for and paying for a multi-course certificate program).

First time attendees pay the listed Course Fee. If you are a returning student of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) courses (or are active/retired military), you will receive a 10% discount when you enter the coupon code SCL-Alum on the "Check Out" page. If you register and pay for all required courses in a Supply Chain & Logistics certificate in one single transaction, you can receive a discount of 17% off each course by entering the coupon code SCL-Cert on the "Check Out" page. There are also discounts available for multiple-team member registrations or to members of certain organizations.

Discounts cannot be combined. For questions, call 404-894-2343 or send us an email prior to registration.

The program fee for LIVE courses (non-online) includes continental breakfasts, lunches, breaks, parking, internet access, and all classroom materials.

If the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute must cancel a program, registrants will receive a full refund. Georgia Tech, however, cannot assume the responsibility for other costs incurred. Due to program enrollment limits, early registration is encouraged. Registrations will be acknowledged by a letter of confirmation from Professional Education.

Course Times

Online/Virtual-Instructor led 

On the first day, please log in at least 15 minutes before the class start time.

  • First Day - 1pm to 5pm ET
  • ​Second Day - 1pm to 5pm ET
  • Third Day - 1pm to 2:30pm ET
Onsite/In-Person

On the first day, please arrive 30 minutes before the class start time.

  • First Day - 8am to 5pm ET
  • ​Second Day - 8am to 12pm ET

UPCOMING OFFERINGS*

March 27, 2023 to March 30, 2023
Virtual (Instructor-led)

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Student Testimonial

Denton Lindow

I spent some time taking some courses offered at the Georgia Institute of Technology and I just received my certificate for Procurement and Supply Management Leadership. It was a really interesting experience leaning more about the procurement process, along with negotiating strategies and Lean Six Sigma. It was a really enjoyable and interesting learning experience.

Denton Lindow
An employee of the aerospace industry

Some of the best information I have received through instruction. Very impressed."

"This course was very exciting and interesting. I learned a lot about the tips of a good negotiation."

"Best, most impactful professional development course I have ever taken."

 
 
 
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Georgia Tech Supply Chain and
Logistics Institute
H. Milton Stewart School of
Industrial & Systems Engineering
765 Ferst Drive, NW, Suite 228
Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404.894.2343