What information is needed from the tactical buyer role in order for the operative buyer to be successful?

This course is the third and final part of the operative procurement processes basic courses. This course describe what the operative buyer require in a contract (with the appointed supplier) to have the right prerequisites when placing a PO. The course is relevant for all buyers involved in contracting suppliers.

PO, short for purchase order, is a formally approved document, sent by a buyer to the selected supplier .

Price, Lead-time, ToD, ToP are information you need from the tactical buyer.

But what more do the tactical buyer need to agree with the supplier in order for you to be a successful operative buyer (22 minutes).

    1. Learning Objectives

    1. Content of a PO

    1. Download Powerpoint slides presented in the course.

    2. General Terms and Conditions and Frame Purchase Agreement.

    1. The chapter discuss what need to be agreed with the supplier in order to make the most of a forecast and being able to place a PO.

    1. What shall be agreed with the supplier to assure flexibility in your supply chain.

    1. When discrepancies occur, how to we assure they are managed in an effective way and assure they do not happen again.

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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