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Introduction To Supplier Management

ASQ - American Society for Quality
Training overview
Professional Course
18 hours

Course description

Introduction To Supplier Management

This curriculum is designed for experienced quality professionals that are new or relatively new to supplier quality and supplier management.

The course introduces you to foundational supplier management concepts and principles and teaches you how to design and implement a supplier management program.

To ensure a robust, engaging learning experience, this course leverage case studies, individual and group activities, hands-on exercises, and knowledge checks to help you transform the conceptual into the practical.

This course is also available as part of a 5-day Supplier Quality Professional: An Introduction course (including Introduction to Supplier Management, Auditing for Improved Supplier Performance, and Quality/Engineering Tools for Supplier Management). Save when you register for all five days!

Who should attend?

The ISQP curriculum is an excellent tool for experienced quality professionals that are new or relatively new to supplier quality and supplier management.

Training content


  1. Supplier Management Programs—An Overview
  2. Assessing the Status of Your Organization’s Existing Supplier Management Program
  3. Building a Supplier Management Toolkit
  4. Taking Inventory of Your Existing Supplier Base
  5. Improving Your Existing Supplier Base
  6. Selecting New Suppliers
  7. Certifying a Supplier

Certification / Credits

  • Define a supplier management program and why it is important
  • Assess the status of your organization’s existing supplier management program
  • Build a supplier management toolkit including a supplier rating system, supplier surveys and audits, supplier process evaluation, supplier certification, ship-to-stock programs
  • Assess and evaluate your current supply base to determine suitability to your organization’s needs
  • Improve your existing supplier base using effective communication strategies and the proper corrective actions
  • Assess and select new suppliers and properly onboard them leveraging agreements, contracts, and purchase orders
  • Certify a supplier

About ASQ

ASQ - American Society for Quality - Professional Training Courses & Certification

ASQ (American Society for Quality) is an international community of individuals committed to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. With individual and organizational members around the world, ASQ has the reputation and reach...


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