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Strategic Sourcing, Category Management and the Development of Supply Strategy

Date:   Aug 25, 2020 - Aug 26, 2020
Time:   8:30 AM
Location:   Virtual Delivery

CPD:     10 Credits
Price:     Member: $625

Non-member: $695


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Course Overview


The Case for Strategic Sourcing and Category Management in the Development of the Supply Strategy:

The strategic importance of the Supply function is becoming more and more prevalent in today’s economic environment. The SCMP deals with the challenges of globalization, supply risk, currency fluctuations, volatile commodity prices, and ever raising energy costs. This has driven a revolution in corporate procurement and put a new generation of professional supply chain managers and their technology tools at the forefront of the push to build sustainable and profitable businesses. Today, supply chain strategy has become a competitive weapon essential to success in launching products, entering markets and responding to competitive threats.

Category Management Strategic Sourcing is a method of managing procurement processes for an organization in which the procedures, methods, and sources are constantly re-evaluated to optimize value to the organization.

Strategic sourcing, which is considered a key aspect of supply chain management, involves elements such as examination of purchasing budgets, the landscape of the supply market, negotiation with suppliers, and periodic assessments of supply transactions.

Seminar Description:

In this two-day seminar participants will be introduced to the concepts of strategic management and the different levels of strategy, structure of the organization, value proposition, competitive advantage, positioning, and sustainability. We will also present different strategic analysis tools like Porter 5-Forces, SWOT, PEST, etc…We will focus on the role of category management strategic sourcing in the supply chain management strategy alignment with the corporate business strategy and to the external economic environment.

Key Learning Outcome(s):


 At the end of the seminar the participants will be able to:

• Understand their organization strategy

• Understand and use appropriate strategic analysis tools and processes

• Develop and / or optimize the Supply Chain strategy in alignment with the organization overall strategy and the economic environment

• Understand customer requirements and perform a needs analysis

• Select the Go-to-Market approach

• Identify which strategy should be used for each category

• Develop criteria for supplier selection

    • General Business Knowledge 
• Solid understanding of the Supply Chain and Supplier Relations

About the Instructor:

Dan is currently the Supplier Technical Assistance Resident in Global Purchasing for Ford Motor Company of Canada. He is in charge of supplier development for the over 600 suppliers of the Oakville Assembly Complex. Dan teaches Supply Chain  Management in the MBA program at the Schulich School of Business at York University and Operations Management,  Procurement and Supply Strategy in the BBA / MBA programs at the School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. He is Supply Chain Canada’s Principal Education Strategy consultant, the chair of the Academic Content Review round table, the Chair of Supply Chain Canada's Instructors Development Education Committee, a member of the Mechanical and  Electro-Mechanical Engineering Program Advisory Committee at Sheridan College, and a member of the National Accreditation Review Panel of the (CSCSC).


Refund and Cancellation Policy: 


  • Registrants will receive a full refund to courses cancelled by Supply Chain Canada, Alberta Institute.
  • Registrants who have received written acceptance into a course and provide written notice to Supply Chain Canada, Alberta Institute of their withdrawal from the course 14 days or more prior to the first day of class, will be provided a full refund. After 14 days prior up to 2 days prior to the start of the class, Supply Chain Canada, Alberta Institute will refund half the course registration fee. After the 2- day period, refunds will not be granted.


Due to unforeseen circumstance if Supply Chain Canada - Alberta Institute cancels an event all registrants will be offered the option to transfer the registration to a future event or receive a refund.

Please send cancellation request, questions or concerns to Millete Gutierrez (



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