Detailed Programme

The programme 'Purchasing Management' comprises 3 modules, spread over three days. Topics discussed:

Module 1: Strategic Sourcing: Creating Corporate Advantage Through Purchasing

  • Purchasing management: what and how?
  • Added value of purchasing in the performance of an organisation
  • Portfolio management for purchasers
  • Collaborating with strategic suppliers - partnerships
  • Changing purchasing paradigms
  • Procurement development model

Module 2: E-sourcing and e-marketplaces

  • The cornerstones of e-sourcing and e-marketplaces
  • The main drivers and obstacles in e-sourcing
  • Digital marketplace models
  • The e-procurement journey and the impact on the organisation

Module 3: Negotiation Essentials

  • Achieving optimal results in negotiations
  • Developing sustainable relationships
  • Avoiding costs of conflict

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We have a unique approach to learning, which focuses on bringing theory to life, giving you the skills and insight you need to really make a difference. Spend time on our beautiful campuses, and you become part of one of the most active business communities in Europe, learning in a way that will help you to be a more effective and productive business leader throughout your career. Learning at Vlerick really is an experience far away from traditional classroom learning. You’ll work collaboratively with your faculty and fellow participants to bring your ideas to life in a robust and practical way.

Digital − the new normal in business − will also strengthen your learning process. Our online platform ‘Showpad’ and the use of a tablet grant you access to all of the learning materials anywhere, anytime, and enable you to go beyond note-taking: take pictures of the flipchart during a brainstorming exercise, record a video of a role play, participate in a quick poll, create a Wikipage together … and share them on the spot with your group.

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Filip Roodhooft
Prof Filip Roodhooft, key faculty member for Purchasing Management Programme

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