OPM600 - Purchasing and Materials Management
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Purchasing and Materials Management
OPM 600 introduces the student to Purchasing and Supply Management. In general usage the term purchasing describes the process of buying: learning of a need, locating and selecting a supplier, negotiating a price and other pertinent terms, and following up to ensure delivery. Materials Management refers to an organizational structure where there is a single manager responsible for the planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling of all those activities principally concerned with the flow of materials into an organization.
This is a core subject for the BAD Operations Management specialization, as well as a Professional Option for 5th and 6th semester students of other programs.
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Recognize how purchasing enhances the performance of the overall organization.
2. Differentiate between purchasing, supply management, and supply chain management.
3. Understand the Benefits of Strong Supplier Relationships.
4. Understand the application of Technology in purchasing such as EDI, internet, and reverse auctions.
5. Understand the legal aspects of the purchasing function, along with the benefits and risks of long term contracts.
6. Understand the purpose and functions of materials management.
7. Describe the primary advantages of both making a product in-house, as well as buying from an outside source.
8. Describe the steps in the purchasing cycle and the various documents used in each step.
9. Use supplier evaluation criteria to develop a selection survey.
10. Discuss the pros and cons of single versus multiple sourcing and the impact on pricing.
11. Identify ways of reducing the number of small value purchase orders.
12. Summarize the key differences between purchasing in the public sector and private sectors in Canada.
13. Discuss the evaluation criteria for the purchase of capital equipment.
14. Demonstrate an understanding of the critical importance of ethics and transparency in the purchasing role.
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