Supply Management is the process of managing flows of goods, services knowledge and resulting finances. The goal of this course is to have candidates appreciate the procurement process and how it fits into the overall field of Supply Management. The procurement process extends well beyond the boundaries of the procurement department. For instance, senior management will be heavily involved in selecting key technologies, which will have major implications in selecting suppliers. However, in most organizations the procurement department plays an integral role in all major procurement activities, in either a lead, or supporting role. This course develops the tactical aspects of procurement. It intends to provide information and techniques to allow junior to intermediate procurement staff to work more effectively. For those not currently working in a procurement role, the course may prepare you for a move to such a role, or may just allow you to work more effectively with procurement staff.