Course Catalog

Golden Gate University offers degree and certificate programs at three teaching centers and online.

OP 320
Strategic Sourcing

Examines purchasing management's role in global supply chain management to accomplish the organization's strategy for a competitive advantage. Included are defining the requirements for materials and services, spend analysis, selecting, evaluating and developing global suppliers, establishing the correct types of trust-based supplier relationships, utilizing technology effectively and making fact-based decisions. Teaches the integration of purchasing with the other activities in global supply chain management to create a systems approach from resources to consumption. Future issues of resource opportunities, transportation issues, government regulations, environmental obligations, contract management and fair labor practices will be covered. Corequisite: OP 321.

Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2019