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M7 - Supply Chain Management for the Public Sector

Date:   May 20, 2021 - Jul 08, 2021
Time:   5:30 PM (MDT)

Virtual Online - Instructor Led (NWT)

The goal of this module is to develop the abilities of SCMP candidates to become more acquainted with the  issues and strategy of public sector supply chain management. This module is supported by a variety of articles on public sector procurement and SCM, along with some website references. 

In teams, candidates will research a particular public sector organization of their choosing. The focus will be on identification of unique supply chain challenges and opportunities for performance improvement. Each team’s mandate is to make specific recommendations to help improve the public sector supply chain. Candidates are advised to focus on accountability and stewardship and their implications in managing a supply chain in the public sector.

Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:
  • Describe the unique characteristics of public sector procurement.
  • Identify the stakeholders of public sector supply chains.
  • Understand the unique public (vs. private) sector perspective on SCM.
  • Discover the advantages and disadvantages of collaborative procurement
  • Explain the rationale for competitive bidding in public procurement.
  • Describe alternatives to competitive bidding (e.g., negotiation and sole sourcing), and identify conditions under which these alternatives could or should be used.
  • Identify the potential benefits and legal issues in public sector on-line tenders. · Describe the unique aspects of ethics in the public sector.
  • Identify lessons for the public sector from the ethics commission reports and scandals. · Assume the role of “whistleblower,” and consider alternative courses of action.
  • Identify unique challenges and opportunities associated with procurement and supply chain management by the federal government.
  • Identify unique challenges and opportunities associated with procurement and supply chain management by provincial and municipal governments.
  • Understand unique aspects of procurement and supply chain management in the health care and education sectors. · In an advisory role to a public sector health care authority, make a recommendation on joining a third-party purchasing cooperative.
  • Describe how sustainability should be a part of the value proposition.




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