Purchasing and Supply Mgt (COMM 491.3)

Recent/Current Offerings

Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
COMM 491 01 September 2017 Mehran Hojati
COMM 491 03 September 2017 Mehran Hojati
COMM 491 01 September 2016 Mehran Hojati
COMM 491 03 September 2016 Mehran Hojati


Introduces fundamentals of purchasing and supply management, including terminology, concepts, procedures, and models. It includes purchasing objectives and organization, operating procedures, specification, supply search and supplier selection, price determination, bidding and negotiation, forward buying, cost and value analysis, outsourcing, legal and ethical issues, supplier relations and partnerships, warehousing, inventory control models, and material requirements planning. The first 2/3 of the course concentrates on purchasing, while the remaining 1/3 focuses on inventory control systems. Purchasing uses decision-making cases, whereas Inventory Control emphasizes quantitative problems and models. Where appropriate and available, selected software programs will be used.


POM 491.3

Permission of the department required.


COMM 205.3

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