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					                                      BROWARD COLLEGE
                                        COURSE OUTLINE


LAST REVIEW:                               NEXT REVIEW: 2015-16                           STATUS: A

COURSE TITLE: Purchasing for Logistics Managers
COMMON COURSE NUMBER:                      TRA2131
CREDIT HOURS: 3                                          CONTACT HOUR BREAKDOWN
                                                                     (per 16 week term)

CLOCK HOURS:                                               Lecture: 48                    Lab:
  (Voc. Course ONLY)
                                                           Clinic:                        Other:

PREREQISITE(S): TRA1010
COREQUISITE(S): None
PRE/COREQUISITE(S): None

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course presents current and thorough coverage in the critical area
of purchasing for logistics managers. Students gain insight and knowledge into the strategies,
processes, and practices of purchasing, including demands placed on purchasing managers, the
ethical, contractual and legal issues faced by purchasing professionals, and the impact of
purchasing and supply chain management on the competitive success and profitability of the
organization.

UNIT TITLES
 1.     Purchasing and Supply Management
 2.     Supply Organization
 3.     Supply Processes
 4.     Information Systems and Technology
 5.     Quality, Specification, and Service
 6.     Quantity and Inventory
 7.     Transportation Systems
 8.     Price
 9.     Purchasing and Contracting
10.     Economics
11.     Supply Law and Ethics
12.     Investment Recovery
13.     Global and Public Supply

ASSESSMENT:
   1.    Quizzes, Test, and/or Final Exam (cumulative/comprehensive);
   2.    Selected faculty may assess homework, projects, class participation/attendance, presentations, and/or extra
         credit projects.




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                                 BROWARD COLLEGE
                                   COURSE OUTLINE

                                  Common Course Number:        TRA 2131

UNITS

    Unit 1          Purchasing and Supply Management



             General Outcome:

                    1.0     The student shall: Be able to demonstrate an understanding of logistics and
                            supply chain management basics through an overview of purchasing and
                            supply management definitions and organizational significance.



             Specific Measurable Learning Outcomes:
                     Upon successful completion of this unit, the student shall be able to:

    1.1      Explain definitions of purchasing and supply management

    1.2      Discuss the differences between commercial and consumer acquisition

    1.3      Understand the challenges facing purchasing and supply management

    1.4      Describe the role of marketing

    1.5      Explain the scope and nature of logistics

    1.6      Discuss case studies




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                             BROWARD COLLEGE
                               COURSE OUTLINE



                                 Common Course Number: TRA 2131


Unit 2          Supply Organization

         General Outcome:

                2.0    The student shall: Demonstrate an understanding of the objectives and
                structures of supply management and the activities and teams involved.


         Specific Measurable Learning Outcomes:
                 Upon successful completion of this unit, the student shall be able to:

2.1 Discuss the objectives of supply management

2.2 Explain the organizational structure of supply management

2.3 Understand the activities and responsibilities of supply chains

2.4 Reference case studies related to supply organization




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                             BROWARD COLLEGE
                               COURSE OUTLINE

                              Common Course Number:        TRA 2131

Unit 3          Supply Processes

         General Outcome:

                1.0     The student shall: Understand the supply management process to include
                        strategy, goals, compliance and identification of steps involved in the Supply
                        Process.


         Specific Measurable Learning Outcomes:
                 Upon successful completion of this unit, the student shall be able to:

3.1      Discuss the recognition and description of needs through the types and flow of requisitions

3.2      Identify potential sources and the linking of organizational and category strategy

3.3      Understand supplier selection and determination of terms

3.4      Explain the preparation and placement of the purchase order

3.5      Discuss the cost and benefits of follow-up and expediting

3.6      Describe the receipt and inspection of goods

3.7      Explain invoice clearing and payment

3.8      Understand the maintenance of records and relationships

3.9      Review and discuss selected case studies




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                             BROWARD COLLEGE
                               COURSE OUTLINE

                              Common Course Number:        TRA 2131

Unit 4          Information Systems and Technology

         General Outcome:

                4.0     The student shall: Be able to demonstrate an understanding of information
                        technology applications


         Specific Measurable Learning Outcomes:
                 Upon successful completion of this unit, the student shall be able to:

4.1      Understand the use of information system technology in Supply Management

4.2      Discuss commonly used technology tools

4.3      Explain various forms of electronic communication

4.4      Describe the use of online auctions

4.5      Explain the role of technology on order processing, tracking, and customer research.

4.6      Review and discuss case studies




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                             BROWARD COLLEGE
                               COURSE OUTLINE

                            Common Course Number:              TRA 2131

Unit 5          Quality, Specification, and Service

         General Outcome:

                5.0     The student shall: Be able to understand determination of need, various
                        methods of description


         Specific Measurable Learning Outcomes:
                 Upon successful completion of this unit, the student shall be able to:

5.1      Understand determination and description of need

5.2      Discuss quality, suitability and determination of “best buy”

5.3      Explain the cost of quality to include inspection, quality assurance and control

5.4      Review and discuss case studies




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                             BROWARD COLLEGE
                               COURSE OUTLINE

                              Common Course Number:        TRA 2131

Unit 6          Quantity and Inventory

         General Outcome:

                6.0     The student shall: Demonstrate an understanding of inventory and supply
                        planning


         Specific Measurable Learning Outcomes:
                 Upon successful completion of this unit, the student shall be able to:

6.1      Explain the importance and function of inventory

6.2      Analyze types of products and their impact on logistics

6.3      Analyze the Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) system

6.4      Explain how inventory management is measured

6.5      Case study review and discussion




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                             BROWARD COLLEGE
                               COURSE OUTLINE

                              Common Course Number:        TRA 2131

Unit 7          Transportation Systems

         General Outcome:

                7.0     The student shall: Demonstrate an understanding of transportation systems


         Specific Measurable Learning Outcomes:
                 Upon successful completion of this unit, the student shall be able to:

7.1      Describe various services in the transportation industry and how these services are
         coordinated

7.2      Explain the infrastructure and equipment used by the various modes of transportation

7.3      Explain the general costs included in transportation rates

7.4      Describe various transportation documents

7.5      Explain various procedures to expedite deliveries and conduct follow-up procedures as
         needed

7.6      Review and discuss case studies




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                             BROWARD COLLEGE
                               COURSE OUTLINE

                              Common Course Number:        TRA 2131

Unit 8          Price

                General Outcome:

                8.0     The student shall: Demonstrate an understanding of pricing


         Specific Measurable Learning Outcomes:
                 Upon successful completion of this unit, the student shall be able to:

8.1      Explain pricing fundamentals

8.2      Discuss government influence on pricing

8.3      Evaluate pricing fundamentals

8.4      Explain how logistics cost can influence pricing decisions

8.5      Determine prices for products and services

8.6      Review and discuss case studies




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                             BROWARD COLLEGE
                               COURSE OUTLINE

                              Common Course Number:          TRA2131

Unit 9          Purchasing / Contracting

         General Outcome:

                9.0     The student shall: Demonstrate an understanding of purchasing and
                        contracting


         Specific Measurable Learning Outcomes:
                 Upon successful completion of this unit, the student shall be able to:

9.1      Develop a procurement and acquisition plan

9.2      Analyze organizational requirements for purchasing requisitions

9.3      Work collaboratively to develop and review specifications, statements of work,
         performance terms, and/or acceptance criteria

9.4      Identify and select potential sources of materials or services

9.5      Evaluate competitive bids to determine best offer

9.6      Analyze elements of contracts

9.7      Review legal implications of contracts

9.8      Resolve contract and / or purchase order differences with suppliers

9.9      Discuss the scope of compliance requirements

9.10     Conduct a negotiation




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                           BROWARD COLLEGE
                             COURSE OUTLINE

                             Common Course Number: TRA 2131

Unit 10        Economics

       General Outcome:

              The student shall: Demonstrate an understanding of economics


       Specific Measurable Learning Outcomes:
               Upon successful completion of this unit, the student shall be able to:

10.1   Compare basic features of different economic systems

10.2   Explain the importance of resources to the economy

10.3   Explain concept of organized labor and business

10.4   Analyze economic indicators and trends

10.5   Explain the nature of international trade

10.6   Explain the impact of cultural and social environments on world trade

10.7   Compare/contrast influences on a nation’s ability to trade




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                           BROWARD COLLEGE
                             COURSE OUTLINE

                             Common Course Number: TRA 2131

Unit 11       Supply Law and Ethics

       General Outcome:

              The student shall: Demonstrate an understanding of business law, ethics and legal
          issues


       Specific Measurable Learning Outcomes:
               Upon successful completion of this unit, the student shall be able to:

11.1   Review and discuss current legal and ethical considerations as they relate to procurement,
       acquisition, logistics, and supply chain management

11.2   Discuss the Uniform Commercial Code

11.3   Understand E-Commerce and the Law

11.4   Understand intellectual property laws




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                           BROWARD COLLEGE
                             COURSE OUTLINE

                             Common Course Number: TRA 2131

Unit 12       Investment Recovery

       General Outcome:

              The student shall: Demonstrate an understanding of environmental initiatives and
          responsibilities for material disposal


       Specific Measurable Learning Outcomes:
               Upon successful completion of this unit, the student shall be able to:

12.1   Discuss ISO 14000 Environmental Standards

12.2   Describe materials for disposal

12.3   Explain responsibility for material disposal

12.4   Review and discuss case studies




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                           BROWARD COLLEGE
                             COURSE OUTLINE

                             Common Course Number: TRA 2131

Unit 13       Global and Public Supply

       General Outcome:

             The student shall: Demonstrate knowledge of the importance of global supply and the
          characteristics public supply


       Specific Measurable Learning Outcomes:
               Upon successful completion of this unit, the student shall be able to:

13.1   Discuss reasons for global purchasing

13.2   Identify potential problem areas

13.3   Describe resources for locating and evaluating international suppliers

13.4   Understand Foreign Trade Zones

13.5   Explain Free Trade Agreements

13.6   Discuss characteristics of public supply

13.7   Explain the bid process for military, state, local and municipal agencies

13.8   Review and discuss case studies




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