Product and services procured influence your way of working.

The applicability of the operative processes introduced vary depending on the characteristics of the products or services being purchased. Learn how in the second course regarding the operative procurement processes.

initially, there will be a short summary from the previous course. It is a positive learning system to repeat what you learned and strengthen your knowledge.

In the second part of the course there will be something new to learn, for example an introduction of how ordering (placing PO) affects the operative buyer’s way of working. In addition, there are examples of how an order process influence the turnover in stock, including  how to calculate the KPI. 

As a second example; Excess and Obsolete process is one of the 8 operative procurement processes. Excess means when stock levels for a product exceed the forecasted demand and obsolete means no demand at the end of a product life cycle. Learn what is important to know in order to prevent stock problems.

Get the second operative procurement process course.


Building on the first operative course, this course add more understanding on how to apply the 8 processes depending on what is purchased.

  • Level: Basic

  • Instructor: Fredrik Axelsson

  • Schedule: At your own pace for 60 days.

  • Participants: Individual

  • Language: English.

  • Course material: Available for download

  • Certificate: After course completion

Is it possible to forecast Services?

(30 minutes).

    1. Introducing the learning objectives

    1. Quick review of the 8 operative processes and their purpose and the 5 group Gadde/Håkasson use to group spend.

    1. Download Powerpoint slides presented in the course.

    2. Introducing the applicability of forecasting process.

    1. Order acknowledgment and order change/order management. Under which condition should we manage our PO portfolio?

    1. Placing PO is only one of several ways to agree upon delivery to your company.

    1. What delivery deviation can occur? How to match invoice?

About this course

  • €20,00
  • 11 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.

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