First step to become a sourcing specialist.

What differentiate a good buyer from an excellent buyer is the understanding of (and capability to drive) the basic sourcing process.

In the book "Profit from Procurement - Add 30% to your Bottom line by Breaking down silos", written by there founders of Efficio, the leading Procurement Management consultancy firm in the world, sourcing execution is the engine of a procurement department. Knowing how to successfully manage a sourcing event, including managing stakeholders is a key capability of a professional buyer. The learning objectives of this course is to create an understanding of a modern sourcing process and provide insight in the basic steps needed to conduct a successful sourcing event. This course is the first of three.

The Sourcing Process part 1 - basic course

Introduction the basic steps and concepts of a standardized sourcing process. After the course the student will understand how a modern sourcing event is structured (13 min).

    1. The operative role need input from tactical role to create a PO.

    1. Download the Slides shown in the course

    2. Introducing the Sourcing Process.

    1. Introducing the 8 steps of a modern sourcing process.

    1. Questions to help you verify that you meet the Learning Objectives.

    1. Summery of the course

    2. Reflection after the course

About this course

  • €20,00
  • 8 lessons
  • Basic course


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.

Next step

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    Sourcing Process 2a - preparation. Basic course

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