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SMT - Procurement

Date:   Apr 26, 2023 - Jul 26, 2023
Time:   8:00 PM (ADT)

Self-Study Online



The focus of this course is on matters of tactical significance, from defining supply management for an organization to identifying specific tools and techniques that are often used in the procurement process.

The lessons in this course are interrelated. In Lesson 1, we discuss what a supply chain is and how purchasing fits within the overall supply chain. This will be followed by exploring the following concepts and tools:

  • Tendering
  • Sourcing
  • Supplier Evaluation and Selection
  • Ethics
  • Lean Supply (Inventory) Basics
  • Cost Management, Total Cost of Ownership, Break-Even
  • Learning Curve
  • Information Technology Use in Purchasing
  • Negotiation
  • Contract and Canadian Competitive Bidding Laws
  • Quality Needs
  • Buying Services
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Government Purchasing and Resale/Retail Buying


Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Describe the historical developments of procurement and how it fits within an overall supply chain
  • Define supply chain management, value chain and purchasing
  • Define types of tender processes and explain their uses
  • Understand the integration of supply chain with enterprise objectives
  • Explain best practices for sourcing, selecting and evaluating suppliers
  • Explain contract formation, the competitive bidding laws of Canada and ethics
  • Apply negotiation tactics and techniques appropriately
  • Appreciate the use of calculations for the total cost of ownership, the break-even point, cost management and the learning curve
  • Understand the need for quality from suppliers
  • Describe the basics and need for lean inventory management
  • Explain the differences between commercial, government and retail buying of goods and services


$650 Members | $795 Non-members


April 26 - July 26, 2023 

6 Wednesdays (Biweekly


8:00-11:00 PM AST


Purchasing and Supply Chain Management 7th Edition

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Payment Cancellation Policy

Registrants will receive a full refund for modules/courses cancelled by Supply Chain Canada, New Brunswick Institute.

You are eligible for a refund minus an administration fee of $75.00+HST for cancellation/withdrawal requests received in writing before the end of study week 2; thereafter, no refund will be available.  Transfer requests to a future offering are permissible only if received in writing and accompanied by supporting documentation prior to study week 3.  Credits to be used for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame.  Please contact NB Institute for details regarding eligibility to transfer.

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