Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing

Answer the fundamental questions of insourcing vs. outsourcing

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This class is available for university credit. Please contact Lynn Slattery at or 512.471.5893 for more information.

Supply Chain

Dive into the ideas behind value creation and come away with the tools to successfully manage your supply chain.

Two-Day Concentrated Program

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and class runs 8:30 – 4:30 both days with a one-hour networking lunch included.

Austin, Texas

Enjoy proximity to the vibrancy of the campus and downtown Austin, and the innovative, business-friendly environment of the city.


  • Translate the strategy to procurement: when and where do we source, from whom do we source, and how much do we pay?
  • Learn tools for managing your supply base
  • Discuss the total cost of ownership


  • Overview and procurement
  • Supplier quality and case
  • Total cost of ownership
  • Outsourcing

Special Features

  • Overview
    • Procurement in the Corporate Strategy
    • Negotiation - Learning Curve
    • Supplier Selection
    • Global Sourcing
  • Quality and Supplier Performance
    • Statistical Process Control
    • Process Capability
    • Supplier Performance Management
    • Vendor Scorecards
  • Total Cost of Ownership
    • Factors in evaluating cost to the organization
    • Establishing value of competing quotes
    • Decision Tree Analysis
    • Cases - Harriman
  • Sourcing
    • In-sourcing vs. Outsourcing
    • Off shoring vs. On shoring
    • Lease vs. Own
    • Traps to Outsourcing

Additional Information

CEUs: Participants earn 1.4 continuing education units (CEUs). A certificate of completion will be presented from Texas Executive Education.
Course Credits: 1.0
Hotel Information: Texas Executive Education classes qualify for discounted hotel room rates at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center on a limited basis. Discount code will be provided via email after class registration.


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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  • "Texas Executive Education provided a great portfolio of courses that enabled me to supplement my existing knowledge and grow new insights in key areas that enable me to be a more holistic leader for my company. The course materials are heavy in content and strong on examples from industry. The professors are experts in their fields, with real world experience, who seek thoughts and insights from the professionals attending their courses to grow their own knowledge and research even further."

    - Brendan Reed, Associate Director, Oral Care R&D, Procter & Gamble

  • "Great information and scenarios discussed during class."

    - Jovino Gutierrezrios, Supervisor Supply Management, US Army

  • "Great course, good conversation with everyone - wish we had more time."

    - Michele Lawrence, Senior Specialist, Sourcing and Procurement, Gulf States Toyota Inc.

  • "Dr. Hasler welcomed interaction and sharing experiences. Was able to adapt class to attendees experiences and interest."

    - Bonnie R. Nunnery, Lead, Sourcing & Sourcing Management, ConocoPhillips

  • "I would tell colleagues - They should take not only the class but the complete certificate."

    - Alejandro Loubet

  • "Great education - completely relevant."

    - Rick Armstrong, Director, Vehicle Programs and Sourcing, Gulf States Toyota Inc.

  • "Good session for procurement specialists. Case studies helped to clarify concepts and spark the debate."

    - Antonio Almeida, Operations North America, Shell Lubricants

  • "Very good course to sharpen your supply chain skills."

    - Brendan Reed, Associate Director, Oral Care R&D, Procter & Gamble

Upcoming Sessions

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