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International Purchasing - overview

Implications for purchasing in a one-world market

The development of a worldwide market has important implications for purchasing activities.
Negotiations are frequently held in a complex environment. New technology in transportation and communications bring foreign suppliers practically as close as domestic ones.

This course explains and discusses how to approach different questions that must be answered when purchasing on a world market.

Objectives: The purpose of the course is to provide insights into international purchasing and supplier contacts required to conduct purchasing in a one-world market.

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

Training Method: International Purchasing - overview 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:

Purchasing in Worldwide Economy
Almost all businesses have to learn to operate in a one-world market.

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

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

Factors in Selecting Suppliers
There are several factors in selecting a supplier.

Selecting Suppliers
The objective of purchasing is to get all the right things together including the right supplier.

Sourcing Alternatives
The buyer usually wishes to establish alternative sources for the products that are to be bought.

Supplier Performance
The real test of supplier selection is the follow-up of experience, or satisfactory performance.

Supplier Partnerships
Partnerships require much closer and more open and frequent communication.

The Purchase of Transportation Services
Use of transportation services involves a form of purchasing.

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