Purchasing and Supply Chain Management


The Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Online Training Program will introduce you to the fundamental aspects of the supply chain environment, including enterprise resource planning systems and requirement systems. The interrelationships between purchasing, vendor selection, sources of supply, and technology will also be explored in this program. The focus is on management and the skills and resources that a successful manager needs.

This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers. This program is best-suited for someone with little or no experience in purchasing management.

ed2go is a global Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute (PMI). Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s) offer programs and courses that are preapproved for professional development units through PMI and have been reviewed by a project management professional (PMP) to ensure that they meet PMI's expectations for professional development in project management.

This program/course is a good choice for those looking for project management experience and those aspiring to obtain a PMI credential.  It's also an excellent choice for existing PMI credential holders looking for an approved activity for PMI's continuing certification PDUs. At the end of this course, you'll receive a certificate indicating your completion of PDUs equal to the number of hours of this course through ed2go, R.E.P. #3213. Please visit pmi.org to learn more about PMI's credentials and how they may fit into your continuing education plans.

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Job Outlook

You can expect to make an average of $84,430 as a Buyer / Purchasing Agent in your area.


Companies hiring in your area include:

  • General Dynamics
  • Government Contract Solutions
  • Mantech International Corp.
  • Accenture
  • National Institutes Of Health

Skills for Success

  • Purchasing
  • Communication Skills
  • Procurement
  • Organizational Skills
  • Microsoft Excel

Career Opportunities

This program can prepare you for the following careers:

  • Operations Manager
  • Demand Planner / Sourcing Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Logistician / Logistics Analyst