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BA 4500 Purchasing

Course Description: BA 4500 Purchasing is the study of how materials, supplies, and equipment are evaluated for business consumption. It is a step-by-step analysis of the purchasing function from the purchase request to the decision to buy.  Included are the principles of vendor evaluation, material, management and, procurement.

Textbook: Purchasing and Supply Chain Management: Monczka, Trent and Handfield. South-western College.

Prerequisites: BA 2500 Marketing

Specific Concepts to Address:

  • Purchasing/Materials Management Function
  • Purchasing System
  • Description and Specification
  • "Best Buy"
  • Inventories, Analysis and Control of
  • Appraisal Criterion
  • Cross-functional Teams
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Early Supplier Design Involvement
  • Just-In-Time
  • Benchmarking

Suggested Emphases:

  • Application of the Steps in the Purchasing System
  • Selection of appropriate methods of description and specification for products
  • Analysis of Inventory Information
  • Appraising Performance of a Purchasing Department

Helpful Documentation:

  • Current Resume
  • Job description
  • Recent performance evaluation(s) with appropriate signatures
  • Letter from immediate supervisor documenting your involvement in related issues
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