SMT Procurement

  • Online delivery
  • eClass

From rec­og­niz­ing a need to issu­ing a pur­chase order, Par­tic­i­pants will learn the essen­tials of deter­min­ing quan­ti­ty, spec­i­fi­ca­tions and price that are the cor­ner­stones of pro­cure­ment. This course cov­ers a vari­ety of pro­cure­ment sce­nar­ios: repet­i­tive pur­chas­es of pro­duc­tion mate­ri­als, procur­ing one-time low-cost items, large cap­i­tal goods acqui­si­tion and secur­ing com­modi­ties under long-term sup­ply con­tracts. The oppor­tu­ni­ties and chal­lenges of inter­na­tion­al pro­cure­ment ver­sus domes­tic pro­cure­ment will be dis­cussed. Par­tic­i­pants will gain a broad under­stand­ing of the role of pro­cure­ment and the var­i­ous ways it can be organized.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.


Weekday evening (Thu)
Jan 14, 2021Apr 1, 2021




6:15 pm – 9:30 pm




Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Matthew Miller

Your Instructor

Matthew Miller




Purchasing And Supply Chain Management

7th edition

ISBN 9780357442142

Order direct­ly through Cen­gage Learning

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until January 14, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
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