University of Houston-Clear Lake

Advanced Purchasing Applications

Available dates

Dec 4—5, 2019
2 days
Houston, Texas, United States
USD 995
USD 497 per day


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About the course

Purchasing has evolved over the years to a profession which had command of several critical tools and applications beyond those we as buyer's learned initially. This session will avail new applications and techniques to assist the buyer to advance their levels or professionalism.

A few of the applications include:

Understanding of the global marketplace

Evaluating the various quality techniques

Cost estimation techniques

Better methods of forecasting demand

Application involving standardization and simplification

What we require from strategic alliance partners

Understanding supplier relationship management (SRM)

Understanding negotiation power leverage

Risk and benefits of buying services

When a purchase falls into the Convention for the International Sale of Goods

What a buyer needs to understand about construction purchasing

Case examples.

Who should attend

Buyers, sales representatives, sales managers, supply chain managers, department managers, category managers, warehouse supervisors, contract managers, operations managers and other general managers and supervisors.

Trust the experts

William Agee

Prior to starting his own firm in 1991, William Agee, C.P.M., C.E.M, CMN, CPE, CPP, CPIM, SSBB, was a vice president in a large international management, consulting, and educational firm specializing in world class education, financial reviews and audits, procurement service, quality management, ...


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