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Quality Aspects in Purchasing

Meeting the objective of fitness for use

Purchasing needs to ensure that quality is adequately defined. Purchasing departments are primary responsible for meeting the objective of fitness for use and for buying materials and components that add value proportionate to cost of production.

This short course gives you an introduction to the factor of suitability in the quality definition.

Objectives: The purpose of the course is to provide insights into the factor of suitability in the quality definition required for buying materials and components.

Level: Supplementary, you should have worked in the area for some time.

Training Method: Quality Aspects in Purchasing is a Module course and is studied over the internet via our e-learning platform Instant education. Read more about the training method here.

Course Length:Approximately 4 hours active study time.

Price: 70 EURO / student
78 USD / student

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55 EURO / student
61 USD / student

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Course contents:

Quality Definition Aspects
Purchasing needs to ensure that quality is adequately defined and expressed.

Quality Requirements
Quality is not measured by price.

Purchasing by Brand Name
The simplest method of defining quality is to identify it by the manufacturer's own brand name.

Purchasing by Specification
The quality is based on some standard understood by both buyer and supplier.

Purchasing by Sample
Purchasing by inviting prospective suppliers to match a sample submitted by the buyer.

Quality Control in Purchasing
Move the responsibility and the cost for quality measurement back to the supplier

Incoming Quality Inspection
The most familiar technique used in conventional inspection is the sampling of purchased goods.

Handling Quality Problems
Several alternative methods of procedure are open to the buyer when dealing with substandard deliveries.

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