Learning Objectives

EFFSO introduces the Procurement function and recent years' changes in procurement.

The courses is based on Arjan van Weele's definition of operational and tactical Procurement and on Gadde / Håkansson's description of what a buyer purchase. What is procured influence the operative buyer's way of working. The applicability of the introduced operational processes varies depending on the characteristics of purchased products / services.

The most basic ability for a buyer is the knowledge to create a contract, often in the form of a purchase order (PO). The course gives you an introduction to the content and purpose of a PO. In order to create a PO, input from the tactical procurement role is needed. But what kind of information does the operating buyer need? The course provides the answer.

Both the tactical and the operational buyer need to understand the general terms and conditions of their own organization (and supplier) in order to manage the commercial risk. The course provide some real life examples.

The last course is a 1 on 1 e-meeting (60 minutes) with a course instructor converting online lectures to real-life practice.


  • Level: Basic

  • Instruktors: Fredrik Axelsson and EFFSO.

  • Duration: 6 modules, 15-25 minutes per course.

  • Schedule: At your own pace for 60 days.

  • Participants: Course is purchased per participant

  • Language: English.

  • Course material: Available for download in each online course

  • Certificate: Course certificate after each course.

  • 1 on 1 with course instructor

Bundle include following courses


EFFSO (animated) and Fredrik Axelsson

Senior instructor. Fredrik Axelsson

Fredrik was born in Gothenburg on the Westcoast of Sweden where he earned his Master in Economics (1996) at Gothenburg University. Later Fredrik completed his Executive MBA (2003) at Stockholm Business school. Fredrik has experience from several companies: LM Ericsson, Solectron Sweden AB, Axelson Purchasing Resources AB, Saab AB and Alstom/GE before setting up Sourcing Partner in Summer 2017. During his career he has developed a broad experience within sourcing and procurement, holding roles from Operative Buyer to Sourcing Director via roles as Commodity manager and Business Development. Both in line organization and projects as consultant, owner and employee - in small and large business - in banking as well as manufacturing industry.

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