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SMT Online - Procurement - Winter 2023

Date:   Jan 17, 2023 - Apr 18, 2023
Time:   12:00 AM



Early Bird Registration until December 19, 2022

  • Member: $575.00 + tax
  • Non Member: $795.00 + tax

Regular Registration

  • Member: $775.00 + tax
  • Non Member: $995.00 + tax

Course Overview
The focus of this course is on matters of tactical significance, from defining supply management for an organization, to identifying specific tools and techniques that are often used in the procurement process.

The lessons in this course are interrelated.  In Lesson 1, we discuss what a supply chain is and how purchasing fits within the overall supply chain.  This will be followed by exploring the following concepts and tools:

  • Tendering
  • Sourcing
  • Supplier Evaluation and Selection
  • Ethics
  • Lean Supply (Inventory) Basics
  • Cost Management, Total Cost of Ownership, Break-Even
  • Learning Curve
  • Information Technology Use in Purchasing
  • Negotiation
  • Contract and Canadian Competitive Bidding Laws
  • Quality Needs
  • Buying Services
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Government Purchasing and Resale/Retail Buying

Upon completion of this course participants should be able to do the following:

  • Describe the historical developments of procurement and how it fits within an overall supply chain
  • Define supply chain management, value chain and purchasing
  • Define types of tender processes and explain their uses
  • Understand the integration of suppy chain with enterprise objectives
  • Explain best practices for sourcing, selecting and evaluating suppliers
  • Explain contract formation, the competitive bidding laws of Canada and ethics
  • Apply negotiation tactics and techniques appropriately
  • Appreciate the use of calculations for the total cost of ownership, the break-even point, cost management and the learning curve
  • Understand the need for quality from suppliers
  • Describe the basics and need for lean inventory management
  • Explain the differences between commercial, government and retail buying of goods and services

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, 7th Edition by Robert Monczka, Robert Handfield, Larry Giunipero, and James Patterson which can be purchased from this link

Payment & Cancellation Policy

You are eligible for a refund minus an administration fee of $150.00 plus tax for cancellation/withdrawal requests received in writing before week 2; thereafter, no refund will be available. Transfer request to a future online course offering is permissible only if received in writing and accompanied by supporting documentation prior to week 3. Credits to be used for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame. Please contact SCMAO for details regarding eligibility to transfer.

If you would like to withdraw from a course please send an e-mail to and copy your coach. You are required to inform SCMAO of your intent as soon as possible. Clearly state your intention to withdraw and provide authorization for us to proceed. It is highly advisable that you review your eligibility for a refund or transfer credit under the Payment & Cancellation Policy.