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OPMT 1191 - Purchasing

Operations Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

This course is key to Supply Chain Management. It covers the purchasing role in implementing best value sources of goods and services as well as developing interlock with key stakeholders and decision makers. The student will learn and apply concepts in category management, strategic sourcing, competitive bidding, structured negotiations, supplier performance management, leadership and change management. The focus of the learning competencies is to increase the purchasing role contribution to bottom-line profitability and industry competitiveness.





Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 30825

Thu Sep 13 - Thu Nov 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Nov 29 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW01 Rm. 2005


John-Paul Manianis

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the learner will have competencies in demonstrating the following core Purchasing related activities:

  • Support purchasing’s role in identifying best value sources of goods and services.
  • Source, evaluate, develop and sustain critical supply partners across the value chain.
  • Evaluate the "power" of buyers vs. suppliers.
  • Differentiate between competitive bidding methodologies, including legal implications of the procurement process.
  • Apply up-to-date best-practices in developing sourcing strategies.
  • Utilize a structured approach to drive leverage and negotiate with complex mega suppliers.
  • Employ a change management process to obtaining successful stakeholder buy-in.
  • Measure real and tangible results that contribute to shareholder value.

Effective as of Winter 2016

Related Programs

OPMT 1191 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. International Trade and Transportation Logistics
    Part-time   Certificate
  2. Operations Management (Industrial Engineering Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  3. Operations Management (Management Engineering Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  4. Operations Management (Materials Management Option)
    Part-time   Certificate

School of Health Sciences

  1. Food Safety
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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Fall 2018

Books for Fall 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

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Purchasing & Supply Mgmt
Author Johnson
Publisher Mcg
Copyright 2015
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-0-07802-409-2
Price $109.95


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