All courses are organized in an order suitable for a student.

...but where to start?

One can see Learn How to Source as a text book where procurement professionals have converted their area of expertise to chapters. But instead of written chapters, as in a book, each chapter is an online course. After each online course there is a "Next step" taking you to the next chapter. Join from the very beginning or pick your course based on your interest. Find out your starting point in the recommendations below.
Fredrik Axelsson, founder of Learn How to Source.

Start here - Introducing Procurement

Introduction of Learn How to Source and Operative procurement. If you are completely new to procurement or never worked as an Operative buyer.

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    Introducing Learn how to source

    We want to provide you the best source of accessible procurement knowledge. What is Learn how to source (LHTS) and want can you expect from us - find it all in this free course.
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    Continuously develop your procurement skills

    Build your learning program and learn together with others. Or even integrate learning into your professional role. This course tell you how.
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    RLB podcast - about integrating learning in your day to day activities.

    In this podcast Dave Barr interview LHTS's very own Fredrik Axelsson about integrating learning in the everyday life of a procurement department.
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    The SCOR model and Learn How to Source

    SCOR is Short for Supply Chain Operations Reference model. Learn about the model and how the knowledge provided at Learn How to Source correlate to the model.
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    The Purchasing Role by EFFSO

    EFFSO will introduce you to the Procurement business function and the changes within purchasing the recent years.
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    The Purchase Order - basic course

    The most basic knowledge for a buyer is to know the content of a Purchase Order (PO). Get an introduction to the content and purpose of a PO.
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    Operative Procurement Processes – Basic course

    The course introduce how Arjan van Weele (and also Learn How to Source) define operative and tactical procurement, what a buyer purchase and 8 important processes which manage day to day work for the operative buyer.
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    Operative Procurement Processes 2– basic course

    The course introduce how what is purchased influence the operative buyer's way of working. The applicability of the operative processes introduced vary depending on the characteristics of the products/services being purchased.
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    Operative Procurement Processes 3– basic course

    In order to place a PO you need input from the tactical procurement role. But what kind of information do the operative buyer need? This course provide you with insights in the matter.
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    How to measure delivery performance - Basic course

    Measuring the KPI Delivery performance help the parties (buyer and supplier) to track and improve performance. Poor delivery performance is a joint problem in between the buying and selling party and, if not handled correctly, can end a relationship.
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    General Terms and Conditions – basic course.

    Both the tactical and the operative buyer need to understand, and preferable be able to write, your organizations General Terms and Conditions in order manage the commercial risk. Let us study some real examples.
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The Tactical buyer role - Sourcing and supplier monitoring

Introducing the Tactical buyer role. Recommended start for practicing Operative buyers.

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    Introduction Tactical Procurement

    This course will provide you with an understanding of the tactical processes in a procurement department. Introducing processes like; Market analyses, Sourcing process, Supplier Development, Know your supplier and more.
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    Conducting RFQ by EFFSO - Basic Course

    EFFSO give you an introduction to RFI, RFP and RFQ and explaining how to conduct a RFQ.
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    Sourcing Process 1 - Basic course

    Introduction of the basic steps in and concepts of a standardized sourcing process.
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    Sourcing Process 2a - preparation. Basic course

    How to prepare input data to a RFQ.
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    Sourcing Process 2b - Sending RFQ. Basic course

    The required steps when preparing a RFQ, contract a supplier and implement a new supply chain.
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    Simplified sourcing process - basic course

    The online course address the challenge in low value stakeholder demand while assuring competitive bidding. By simplification and standardization the sourcing process is scaled down.
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    Payment terms - advanced course

    Knowing the importance of payment terms (PT), the value that can be created and implications on the cash flow are important. Learn how to calculate the cost of capital, benefits that can be created and supplier cost for financing the PT. The concept Supply Chain Finance is integrated in the course.
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    Get to know Kraljic and his matrix.

    After completing the course you will have an understanding of who Peter Kraljic is, the history of his Matrix, how to use Kraljic’s Matrix and in which procurement processes you apply Kraljic’s Matrix.
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    Kraljic and Portfolio analyses by Paul Rogers

    Kraljic Portfolio management connect the four quadrants (Leverage, Non critical, Strategic and Bottleneck) in Kraljic´s matrix to 8 relevant sourcing strategies.
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    Market analyses

    What is a market analyses? Why do a market analyses and when should a buyer do a market analyses? These are questions answered in the content of the course as well as how a market analyses executed.
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    Know your suppliers

    This Basic course will provide you with an understanding of the process related to collecting information about your supply base and by that assuring the possibility to mitigate the risks occurring in the supply base.
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    Supplier Audits by Hans Nilsson

    In this course you will learn what Supplier Audit is, when and why it is recommended to run a Supplier Audit and also how a Supplier Audit is executed (on a structural level).
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Continue Tactical buyer role - moving into Contract law and Supplier development

If you know the basics in sourcing and want to manage supplier development, contract law, spend analyses and a global supply chain.

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    Product (process) qualification

    This course will provide you with an understanding of what a qualification process is, when and if to apply this process and a general introduction to some examples of standard qualification processes.
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    Supplier Management

    This Basic course will support you differentiate the approach to your suppliers and help define the most suitable relationship. By optimizing supplier management you also optimize supplier contribution.
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    International Sales Law - by Jon Kihlman

    The role of law in business transactions, choice of law, procedural matters and contractual frequency. What good does law do? The choice of law sets the stage for the whole transaction. The importance of early attention to procedural matters. The difference between long-term contracts and single purchases.
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    CISG and the Unidroit principles- by Jon Kihlman

    Introducing the International Sales Law (the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)) and the Unidroit Principles of International Commercial Contracts. International legal instruments vs. national legislation. The benefits of a common structure and a common terminology.
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    The object of the contract - by Jon Kihlman

    Introducing the object of the contract, why there is a need for breach, passing of risk, and the function of guarantees, warranties and limitation periods. The object – the most important part of any contract. The binding force of contracts and the need for breaches of contracts. The passing of risk – a fundamental part of contracts to provide results. Guarantees and warranties – creators of obligations, importance for the burden of proof and for limitation periods.
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    International Sales Law: Logistics and related matters - by Jon Kihlman

    Introducing delivery and passing of risk, insurance, Incoterms 2020, examination after delivery and notification of non-conformity. Delivery and the passing of risk – the core of sales law. Insurance – a function of the division of risk. Incoterms 2020 – eleven standard choices for logistic matters in sales law. The buyer’s obligation to examine goods after delivery and to give notice of non-conformities.
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    International Sales Law: Payment terms and insolvency matters - introduction by Jon Kihlman

    Introducing to principles related to payment terms and how to manage insolvency matters. When is payment due? Payment instruments and insolvency matters.
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    International Sales Law: Remedies for breaches of contract - by Jon Kihlman

    Introducing the buying party's possibilities when supplying part breaches contract. Definition of damage according to CISG and Unidroit principles are presented as well as alternative remedies and limitation of liability. Remedies relating to the object of the contract. i. Performance, repair and re-delivery. ii. Price reduction. iii. Avoidance (termination) of the contract.
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    Supplier Development by EFFSO- Basic course

    The course will give you an introduction to the concept of supplier development and how to build a supplier development program.
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    Spend Analysis by EFFSO - Basic Course

    In this course we define Spend Analyses, explain the role of Spend Analyses in Category Management and describe the Spend Analyses Process.
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    Global Sourcing by EFFSO

    Today we live in a globalized world and technology have made communication very fast. It requires Purchasing function to have the capability to source globally. The course addresses global sourcing and optimum cost countries.
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Creating a sustainable supply chain

Sourcing is part of your daily agenda but you now stand in from of the task to convert to a Sustainable supply chain.

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    RLB podcast. Sustainability & Fairtrade in Procurement

    Podcast - How Sustainability & Fairtrade in Procurement can make a positive impact for business and our world with Dr Aurora Dawn Benton.
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    Part 1 - Sustainable Procurement: Sustainable Procurement Foundations

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    Part 2 - Sustainability Procurement: Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

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    Part 3 - Sustainability Procurement: Social Impact of Supply Chains

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    Part 4 - Sustainable Procurement: Audit and Management

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Procurement Management - On the agenda for a CPO

CPO = Chief Procurement Manager. Learn the procurement management processes

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    Introduction to Procurement Management

    This course will provide you with an understanding in managing a Procurement department and what should be on the agenda for a CPO (Chief Procurement Officer).
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    Operation Strategy Matrix

    This course will provide you with an understanding of Professor Nigel Slack's Operation Strategy Matrix. The Strategy Matrix is an excellent tool for Procurement Management when converting the Company strategy to Procurement strategy.
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    Category Management by EFFSO - Basic Course

    EFFSO will give you an introduction to the concept of category management and how to build a category management program.
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    Category Management - how to get started

    This advanced course will help you with the first steps when implementing Category Management. The course include a broader explanation of Category management, the content of a first version of a Category strategy and key finding (checklists).
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    Competence Management

    Competence management is one of the key strategic areas within a Procurement function while assuring access to relevant competencies and, when properly performed, increase attractiveness as an Employer.
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    Sourcing KPI by EFFSO - Basic Course

    EFFSO will give you an introduction to Sourcing Key Performance Indicators (KPI). Also how to follow up KPIs.
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    Value Management by EFFSO - Basic Course

    EFFSOwill give you an introduction to purpose and process of Value Management and various approaches and tools used
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    CSR and Procurement

    In this course you will learn the definition of CSR, why is CSR important for the Procurement community and the first steps to create a sustainable supply chain (Not revelvant if you have taken Dr Aurora Dawn Benton's courses).
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Adding to the basics

After learning about operative, tactical and managerial role. Basic sales law and Sustainable procurement - we add a couple of basic courses which are not for all buyers.

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    Project Buyer role - basic course

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    Product legislation for buyers by Hans Nilsson

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    What a buyer need to know about REACH

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