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About this Course

This is an online learning digital course that is developed to provide learners with an in-depth understanding of the supplier sourcing process, enabling them to properly evaluate potential suppliers. This digital course has been carefully designed to offer learners a flexible means of accessing high-quality content that is delivered through interactive videos and exercises. This enables learners to study at their own pace within a stipulated time period.

This specialized digital course comprises 5 sections that cover important topics on Negotiation Models and Principles; Planning and Preparing for Negotiation; Negotiation Strategies, Tactics & Techniques; Interpersonal & Online Negotiation; and Commercial Contract Clauses for Negotiation. An average learner requires a duration of about 18 hours to complete this specialized course successfully.

This course is jointly developed by Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM), and Logistics Institute of Singapore, with industry advisory from global providers and organizations that provide career pathways and job specifications for skills upgrading and mastery.


Who should Enroll

This course on supplier sourcing and evaluation is typically geared towards professionals who are involved in the process of identifying, selecting, and managing suppliers for their organization. This might include individuals working in roles such as procurement, supply chain management, operations management, logistics and purchasing.

The course would be beneficial for professionals who are responsible for identifying, selecting, and managing suppliers for their organization, as it would provide them with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively source suppliers, evaluate their capabilities and performance, and build strong partnerships with them. It would also be beneficial for those who work in roles that support supplier management, such as logistics, finance, and quality control, as it would provide them with a better understanding of the process and the strategies that can be used to manage suppliers effectively.

Entrepreneurs, business owners, and managers who are interested in learning about how to effectively source, evaluate, and manage suppliers for their own businesses would also find the course useful.

Additionally, students and recent graduates who are interested in a career in procurement, supply chain management, logistics or similar fields would also benefit from taking this course as it would give them a solid understanding of the key concepts and techniques used in supplier sourcing and evaluation process.


Attaining a Competency Certificate

Towards the end of the course, a learner will complete a 30-minute online examination, that comprises 25 multiple-choice questions. When the learner attains a minimum score of 80% for the online examination, the learner will attain a Certificate of Competency in Supplier Sourcing and Evaluation. This specialized Certificate of Competency is awarded by Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM) and is accredited by Logistics Institute of Singapore.


Attaining an Accredited Designation Award

Upon successfully attaining three (3) Competency Certificates, and maintaining an active membership with either SIPMM or the Logistics Institute of Singapore, a learner can qualify for the prestigious title of Accredited Sustainability Professional (Procurement). For further details and a comprehensive understanding of the accreditation process, we encourage you to visit the official website at https://sipmm.edu.sg/asp/.


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Industry-Recognized Certificate

Flexible Online Self-Learning

Relevant and Up-to-date Course Videos

Graded Online Examination

Globally-Recognized Award

For more information about the course, certification, and accreditation, please send an enquiry to [email protected].


Course Curriculum

Course Outline
Introduction : Supplier Sourcing and Evaluation Preview 00:04:00
Section 1 : Outsourcing or Insourcing Decision 00:22:00
Section 2 : Supplier Sourcing Strategy 00:21:00
Section 3 : Supplier Selection & Evaluation 00:20:00
Section 4 : Supply Performance Measurement and Control 00:22:00
Section 5 : Effective Supplier Relationship Management 00:20:00
Online Examination
Online Exam : Supplier Sourcing and Evaluation 00:30:00
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