Supply Chain Leadership Academy | Program

Leading A World-Class Procurement Organization

Managing Suppliers for World-Class Performance

This program focuses on the key leadership mindsets needed and the critical behaviors professionals must embody as they build a world-class procurement organization. It asks learners to question their assumptions and envision new possibilities within their organization’s procurement. The first section of this course provides a broad introduction to the concept of the end-to-end supply chain. Learners will use it as a lens to change the way they think about procurement decisions within their organization.

In Section 2, learners will encounter key considerations for developing a procurement approach that builds competitive advantage for their organizations.

Section 3 looks at critical value drivers for strategic sourcing to help build a framework for working with suppliers. And finally, in section 4, learners will explore supply chain risk management and mitigation.

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Learners Will:

  • Analyze current procurement processes through an end-to-end perspective
  • Develop a strategic approach to supplier management
  • Identify and mitigate risks to their supply chain and brand

Developed in Partnership With:


John Langley Jr.

Clinical Professor of Supply Chain Management in the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University

Chris Craighead

Dove Professor, Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, and Affiliate Faculty in Supply Chain Management at Penn State University

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