: The Purchasing Management online program is for anyone working in or interested in working in purchasing, supply chain management, or procurement. The Certificate in Purchasing Management will introduce you to the essentials of the supply chain process, management, purchasing, and contracting issues.
This purchasing certification program includes the following modules.
Essentials of Purchasing
In this module the student will learn the fundamentals of the purchasing function in the context of efficiency and organization. Topics such as the administrative aspects of purchasing, purchasing methodologies, and optimization strategies are explored.
The Supply Chain Process
In this module students are introduced to the various aspects of the supply chain environment including enterprise resource planning systems and requirement systems. The interrelationships between purchasing, vendor selection, sources of supply, and the role of technology are also explored in this course so that a student understands the integrated approach to planning, acquisition, flow, and distribution from raw materials to finished products.
In this module you are introduced to the fundamentals of the budgeting process including understanding not only how to prepare a budget but how to manage a budget within the context of a hierarchical organizational structure. You will be exposed to the various components of a budget and how they work together as well as how to prepare, organize, and structure your budget using basic financial statements.
Persuasive communication is essential not only for selling the products or services of the business but for obtaining financing and running daily operations. This module will provide students with the opportunity to gain confidence and improve their communication skills. Even the most skilled communicators can always learn additional techniques for success.
The Procurement ProcessInstructor Description
: Katherine Pang, PhD, JD, LLM, MBA, MEd, MS
Dr. Pang has instructed, facilitated, and led numerous business skill courses including team building, building effective groups, and similar courses for several manufacturing companies including Weir SPM, Turbomeca, as well as the City of Arlington along with numerous top 100 law firms.
Dr. Pang served as a faculty member at the University of Texas at Tyler and has been an adjunct faculty member in the law and business/ schools of many universities including the Stern School of Business at New York University, the Graduate School of Management at the University of Texas, Dallas, Pepperdine University, USC, Golden Gate University, the University of California, Irvine, Regent University, and Northeastern University. Dr. Pang received her B.A. from Clark University, her J.D. from the University of Dayton Law School, her LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law School, her M.Ed from the University of Texas, her MBA, MS (Psychology), and her Ph.D in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M – Commerce. Dr. Pang also has two theology degrees.
Dr. Pang has over 20 years of entrepreneurial and operational experience in professional services, manufacturing and education oriented companies. Dr. Pang has served as founder, president, CEO, COO and CFO of several companies over the last 15 years. Prior to forming Corporate Growth Strategists, Dr. Pang was recruited to serve initially as COO/CFO and General Counsel for a Dallas-based CNC precision and assembly manufacturing company to effectuate a restructure of corporate obligations and operations. The successful reduction in corporate indebtedness and the substantial increase in cash-flow flowing from operational and financial changes resulted in Dr. Pang’s promotion to interim CEO and General Counsel for a period of 12-months. Dr. Pang has also served as COO and General Counsel for Technology Training Services Corporation a technology training company delivering services in Europe under Unites States Government contracts. Dr. Pang was also the Manager, Firmwide Practice Section Development, Training and Forms for Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Pang has over 20 years of experience in the design, development and delivery of educational courses and professional development and training content. She has been the CEO and Founder of three companies in the field of applied skills, active learning both in an ILT, CBT and Web-Based environment. Dr. Pang has served as an SME for over 65 business and law-related courses. In addition, Dr. Pang serves in a consulting capacity for various institutions and organizations in designing and developing curricula, adopting new technologies, integrating technology with instruction and implementing training and professional education programs. Dr. Pang has served as an SME for over 100 business and law-related courses. In addition, she has served in a consulting capacity for various institutions and organizations in designing and developing curricula, adopting new technologies, integrating technology with instruction and implementing training and professional education programs.
Dr. Pang has been a speaker at numerous e-learning conferences, including the MEC 2001 Conference sponsored by Arizona State University, the 2001 Conference on Training and Knowledge Management sponsored by Generation 21 Learning Management Systems; E-Learn 2005 and Online Educa Berlin 2005, AACE/ED Media 2006, E-Learn 2006, E-Learning Guild 2006, CELDA 2007, Learning Conference 2008 at University of Illinois, Chicago, EduComm 2008 in Las Vegas, DevLearn 2008 in San Jose, among numerous other professional conferences.
The following textbooks will be provided to each student upon registration:
• Purchasing and Supply Chain Management: Analysis, Strategy, Planning and Practice
• Budgeting for Managers