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Supplier Management, Purchasing, and Supply Chain Process Course

Course Overview:

This course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of supplier management, purchasing, and supply chain processes as they relate to the IATF 16949 standard, the global standard for quality management systems in the automotive industry. The course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop, implement, and manage effective supplier and purchasing strategies that support compliance with IATF 16949 requirements and contribute to overall product quality and efficiency.

Who Should Enroll?

  • Supply chain managers and professionals
  • Purchasing managers and staff
  • Quality managers and engineers
  • Anyone involved in supplier selection, evaluation, and management within an IATF 16949 certified organization

Course Content:

  1. Introduction to IATF 16949 and Supply Chain Management:
    • Overview of the IATF 16949 standard and its relevance to supplier management and purchasing
    • Understanding the role of the supply chain in achieving and maintaining IATF 16949 certification
  2. Supplier Selection and Evaluation:
    • Criteria and processes for selecting suppliers that meet IATF 16949 standards
    • Conducting supplier evaluations and audits to ensure compliance and capability
  3. Purchasing Process and Control:
    • Best practices for managing the purchasing process to ensure quality and compliance
    • Developing and controlling purchasing information, including clear specifications and requirements
  4. Supplier Quality Management:
    • Strategies for managing and improving supplier quality
    • Implementing supplier development programs and performance monitoring
  5. Risk Management in the Supply Chain:
    • Identifying and mitigating risks associated with suppliers and purchased products
    • Ensuring continuity of supply and contingency planning
  6. Second-Party Audits and Assessments:
    • Planning and conducting second-party audits on suppliers to ensure ongoing compliance
    • Understanding the role of assessments in supplier development
  7. Communication and Collaboration with Suppliers:
    • Effective communication strategies to ensure clear and consistent requirements
    • Collaborating with suppliers for continuous improvement and problem-solving
  8. Integration with Other IATF 16949 Processes:
    • Ensuring that supplier management and purchasing processes are integrated with other IATF 16949 processes, such as design and development, production, and quality control
  9. Case Studies and Best Practices:
    • Real-world examples of successful supplier management and purchasing in IATF 16949 certified companies
    • Lessons learned and best practices from industry leaders

Advantages of the Course:

  • Enhanced Supplier Management: Gain in-depth knowledge of supplier management processes within the context of the IATF 16949 standard.
  • Improved Purchasing and Supply Chain Efficiency: Learn strategies to ensure efficient and compliant purchasing and supply chain operations.
  • Risk Mitigation: Understand how to identify and mitigate risks in the supply chain to ensure product quality and compliance.
  • Stronger Supplier Relationships: Develop skills to build collaborative and improvement-focused relationships with suppliers.


Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion for Supplier Management, Purchasing, and Supply Chain Process Course in the context of the IATF 16949 standard.

This course is crucial for professionals involved in supplier management, purchasing, and supply chain operations within the automotive industry, especially those aiming for or maintaining IATF 16949 certification. The course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of how these critical functions impact quality and compliance within the IATF 16949 framework. Participants will leave the course with the knowledge and tools needed to effectively manage suppliers, ensure efficient purchasing processes, and maintain a robust supply chain, contributing to their organization’s quality objectives and operational success. With the insights gained from this course, professionals will be well-prepared to drive continuous improvement, enhance supplier performance, and support their organization’s commitment to excellence in the competitive automotive industry.

Enrolled: 0 students
Lectures: 1
Level: Advanced


Working hours

Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed