Learning objectives

On the agenda of a CPO (Chief Procurement Officer).

Professor Nigel Slack's Operation Strategy Matrix is an excellent tool for understanding organizational strategy and supporting the breakdown into a procurement strategy. 

Competence management is one of the strategic key areas within a purchasing function, while at the same time ensuring access to relevant skills and, when performed correctly, increasing attractiveness as an employer. 

Introduction to Sourcing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and how to follow up KPIs.

EFFSO provides an introduction to the concept of category management (CM) and how to build a category management program. The continuation course helps the first steps in implementing CM and contains a broader explanation of CM and appropriate content in a first version of a category strategy (checklists).

Value Management and appropriate approaches and tools used. Value management = value creation through the supplier base. 

Why CSR is important for the procurement community and the first step when creating a sustainable supply chain.

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

  • Instructors: Fredrik Axelsson + EFFSO.

  • Duration: 8 courses, 15-25 minutes per course.

  • Schedule: At your own pace for 60 days.

  • Participants: Coursepackage is purchased per participant

  • Language: English.

  • Course material: Available for download in each online course

  • Certificate: Course certificate after each module.

  • 1 on 1 with course instructor.

Program content


EFFFSO (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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