Certification Preparation Course

Participants Will Learn 

How do you know which eprocurement tools and systems are best for your organization? This seminar provides an introduction to e-procurement, current trends, options, and tools currently available in the marketplace, and will explore technology resources and methods of selection of technology suppliers and vendors. A step-by-step process for online sourcing and negotiation and a discussion on the use of third party facilitators and enablers will also be included.

Who should attend?

Managers of purchasing, materials, and supply chain management who are responsible for the overall performance of their organization

Purchasing, materials, and supply chain management professionals who are currently responsible for e-procurement system selection and/or implementation or may be in the future.

Purchasing and supply management professionals who want to increase their knowledge about using e-procurement tools and systems for spend management, strategic sourcing, supplier evaluation, and supplier relationship management.

Information systems analysts who may be involved in the selection or implementation of e-procurement systems

Program Outline


A.     What is E-Commerce and E-Procurement (and other relevant terms)?


    (1)       What is ECommerce? 

    (2)   What is E-Procurement?

    (3)   Other Relevant Terms from Specialized Glossary of Terms

B.       Where did E-Procurement come from?

(1)        Business to business use of EDI

(2)       The continued decrease in the costs of computer hardware and software

(3)       The disappearance of the regulations prohibiting commercial activities on the net

(4)        The rapid growth of the web (the third wave)

(5)         The rise of the profitable ISP

C.      What is happening now?

D.     What E-Procurement technology tools are available?  (What’s “Hot” and what’s “Not”)  

E.                   How are purchasing, materials, and supply chain managers using these technology tools currently?

F.                   Where is E-Procurement going?

G.                   A summative case highlighting the main points of this first Segment’s lectures.

H.                  Integrating E-Procurement into Strategic Sourcing

I.                     Developing and Implementing a Strategic Sourcing System

J.                    Incorporating Strategic Contracts into Business Processes

K.                  Select E-Procurement Tools and Implement E-Procurement Decisions

L.                   Integrating E-Procurement System into Business Processes

M.                 Using Catalogs, Agents, Auctions, Exchanges, Hubs, and Spokes

N.                  Making e-catalogs work: search engines, content creation and management, supplier integration, features/functions

O.                  Agents

P.                   Auctions

Q.                  Using Exchanges, Hubs, and Spokes

R.                   E-Procurement for Services, ERP Systems, Evaluating E-Procurement Providers and Systems, and E-Payments

S.                   Using E-procurement for Services

T.                   Advantages and Disadvantages of ERP and E-procurement Systems

U.                  Evaluating E-Procurement Providers

V.                   Making E-Payments

W.                A summative case highlighting the main points of this fourth Segment’s lectures



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