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1 year access to Buying Nontraditional Services - PEX1006

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1.5 CEHs - Supply management typically manages, controls or otherwise influences less than 50 percent of most nontraditional services purchases. Nontraditional service buying provides fertile ground for enterprise profitability through cost control. This Online Self-Study explores the steps an organization must take to gain control over its nontraditional services spend.

The following topics are included in this module:
Introduction
Identify Opportunity
Determine Approach
Gain Consensus
Implement Approach
Conclusion

Activities are integrated into the module to aid the learning process. An assessment at the end of the module enables you to measure progress. If after completing this module you want to learn more about developing Statements of Work, we recommend you also complete the Buying Services (Statement of Work) module.

Supply management has expanded its scope of activity in recent years by bringing the acquisition of nontraditional items under the umbrella of supply management. Nontraditional purchases include acquisitions other than those for direct goods, indirect goods, and maintenance, repair and operating supplies - such as advertising, travel, software and systems, and facilities management. These nontraditional items tend to have a heavy emphasis on services, and each has specific features and unique supply attributes.

Services continue to be a large untapped profit lever in many enterprises. Supply management typically manages, controls or otherwise influences less than 50 percent of most nontraditional services purchases. In some categories of purchases, supply management in many organizations has no involvement at all. Nontraditional service buying provides fertile ground for enterprise profitability through cost control. Supply managers play a strategic role by facilitating the players within an organization, gaining consensus, and implementing successful contracts.

This Online Self-Study explores the steps an organization must take to gain control over its nontraditional services spend. It emphasizes the skills and knowledge required to perform and execute nontraditional services buys.

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