Global Sourcing, Procurement and Building Deep Supplier Relationship          March 7 -18, 2018  |  Houston


There is a great shift in the way organizations conduct businesses. Organizations are relying more on suppliers to reduce cost, improve quality, develop new processes and products faster to be competition. This new thinking has made organizations to start engaging more in outsourcing their products or services.


In order to achieve their sourcing, procurement or outsourcing goals (offshore/onshore), organizations have to understand the global trend and supply chain management.


Course Outline:

  • Definition of concepts – Supply Chain & Supply Chain Management

  • Supply Chain Segments – Plan, Source, Make, Deliver

  • Sourcing, Outsourcing, Offshore, Onshore, Procurement

  • BOT, JIT, Lean Supply, Lean Management, Lean Inventory, Muda

  • Strategic Sourcing

  • Bullwhip Effect

  • The Trend and Role of Supply Chain in Global Sourcing , Procurement

  • Efficient Supply Chain, Responsive Supply Chain

  •  Risk-Hedging Supply Chain, Agile Supply Chain

  • Understanding your Organization’s Value Chain

  • The role of procurement in actualizing goals

  • Reasons for Outsourcing

  • Supplier Selection  - Criteria and Strategy

  • Contract, Tenders & Bidding Processes

  • Price and Lead Times

  • Demand and Supply Management

  • Forecasting

  • Logistics, Reverse Logistics, Delivery Scheduling

  • Inventory Control

  • Assess the Supply Base

  • Developing Sourcing Strategy

  • Implementing Sourcing Strategy

  • Institutionalizing Sourcing Strategy

  • Why Create Deep Supplier Relationships?

  • Framework for Structuring Supplier Relationships

  • How Suppliers can help reduce cost, improve quality

  • How suppliers can help develop new product, processes and services faster

  • Understand how your Suppliers work

  • Ensuring Communication and Training for Suppliers

  • Building Suppliers technical Capabilities and Enhancing Supervision

  • Total Cost of Ownership

  • Measuring Sourcing and Suppliers Performance

  • Measuring with Metrics – Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

  • Applying Supply Chain Management in Production or Manufacturing Operations

  • Applying Supply Chain Management in Services

  • Supply Chain Management as Part of Organizational Re-Structuring

  • Best Practices in Supply Chain Management

  • Supply Chain and Ethics

  • Reviews and Case Studies


Course Duration:   March 7 -18, 2018  |  Houston


Who will attend?

  • Supply Chain Managers

  • Procurement Managers

  • Supply Chain & Procurement Supervisors

  • Contract & Logistic Managers/Supervisors

  • Suppliers, Procurement core personnel


School of Energy & Corporate Leadership (SECOL) is a global organization  that uses award winning experts in  providing training in the areas of energy, oil, gas, petrochemicals, regulations, law, leadership, organizational development , management, finance and economics. We believe strongly in the philosophy that humans are the greatest assets of any country or organization, and therefore should be nurtured with continuous quality training to enhance productivity, efficiency, effectiveness, reliability and competitiveness. SECOL will continue to create dynamic environment for capacity building, ensuring high performance, strategic agility, and leadership that would help organizations attain their goals and enable nations optimize socio- economic growth.