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Choosing, Evaluating, and Managing Your Supply Base

8:30am - 4:30pm | UT Campus | $3,350

  • Create a Robust Supply Network

    Today’s environment of instability and volatility has exposed poor supplier strategies within many companies. This course will give you insight into the various decisions required to create a robust supply network that will help your organization adjust to fluctuations in the marketplace.



There are no sessions scheduled at this time. For more information about the next class date, please contact us at or 512-471-5893.

What You'll Learn

Commodity Strategy

  • Quick review of the procurement process
  • Ensuring your commodity strategy is in alignment with the corporate strategy


Contracting with Suppliers

  • Type of contract
  • Key clauses
  • Length of contract


Supplier-Related Responsibilities

  • Ensuring number of suppliers and locations for risk and cost
  • Manage operations of suppliers
  • Second and third tier suppliers, risk in the supply network


Performance of Network

 Understanding your responsibilities for the performance of the network:

  • Environmental
  • Operational
  • Governance and social responsibility


Attending this Course

  • Individuals

    This course is targeted for the mid-level executive seeking to move forward in their career by understanding suppliers and supply chain more clearly in an environment of corporate social responsibility.
  • Teams

    Organizations often send pairs or small teams, to support the launch of new initiatives.
  • Requirements & Credit

    There are no prerequisites for this course. Participants earn 1.4 CEUs and/or 14 CPEs for this course, as well as a certificate of completion. Our classes are available for university credit. Please contact us for more information.
Second to None Experience
The learning atmosphere and instructor expertise at Texas Executive Education is second to none. The class was incredibly relevant and jam packed with great information and tools. I would definitely recommend this course for any level individual that’s seeking to improve their skills and understanding of sourcing and procurement.
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  • Michael Hasler

    Michael Hasler, PhD is a Lecturer at the Red McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin where he teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses on Operations Management and Procurement in the Information, Risk, and Operations Management department. He is now the Program Director for the new Master of Science in Business Analytics at McCombs.

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  • Reimbursement Options

    Learn more about course credits and options for course reimbursement. Get tips on the best way to approach your manager and download a customizable template to facilitate making the ask.
  • Course Location

    In person courses take place at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center and adjoining Rowling Hall on the UT campus in Austin. These world-class facilities provide a comfortable and convenient learning environment, with direct access to the 40 acres of campus and within walking distance of downtown Austin. Live online and on-demand course options are available for many courses.
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