Supply Chain Project Management: Vendor Selection and Management

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Supply Chain Project Management: Vendor Selection and Management

Course Description

To keep pace with the continuous moves toward outsourcing of operations and the advancement of technology, companies need to focus on selecting the right suppliers and partnerships to provide the most value to their customers and to remain profitable. This course provides a deeper understanding of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) areas of project integration and procurement, as applied to the supply-chain vendor-selection and management process. You will gain the knowledge, skills, and tools to ensure that you are selecting the right supply-chain partners based on your business goals. In addition, you will learn about alternative techniques for supplier selection, including applied quantitative decision-making techniques.

This course is also available as a private or corporate offering. Visit the Supply Chain and Logistics Corporate Training page to learn more.

Course Content


  • Planning the solution evaluation and RFP process
  • Managing the RFP process
  • Defining vendor requirements
  • Application of decision theory and matrices in driving consensus
  • Contract administration and management
  • Legal and ethical vendor management/project considerations



Requirements & Materials


Required - Student to Provide

  • Laptop to be used during course


  • Notebook of slides, notes, exercises and project management tools and templates

Session Details

  • Special Discounts: All residents of the State of Georgia are eligible for a 50% discount while funds last thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration. Use of this discount is subject to verification of GA residency. Enter coupon code SCL-GAAIM at checkout (cannot be combined with other discounts).

    Non-Georgia residents can register and pay for all required courses in a Supply Chain & Logistics certificate and receive a discount of 17% off per course. Enter coupon code SCL-Cert at checkout. Review coupon instructions for more information.

    If you have 3 or more participants from your organization, please contact us for volume discounts at

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for those responsible for managing projects in the supply chain and logistics environment as well as those interested in learning about industry frameworks, best practices, and terminology in project management as well as supply chain management. This course is also appropriate for individuals who are engaged in procurement and vendor selection and management functions. Veterans and transitioning military may find that it provides a great environment for understanding how military planning and logistics skills can be transitioned to commercial application.

Supply chain and logistics professionals learning in classroom

What You Will Learn

  • Supply-chain selection projects
  • Operational requirements
  • Request for information (RFI), request for quotation (RFQ), and request for proposal (RFP)
  • Vendor selection
  • Decision matrices
Supply chain professionals collaborating in warehouse

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand the supply-chain solution provider landscape and types of systems available on the market.
  • Ensure stakeholder alignment through the supply-chain project lifecycle.
  • Know the best practices when selecting the right partners based on the PMBOK project.
  • Monitor and measure vendor performance as part of the selection process.
  • Discuss the legal and ethical considerations for vendor selection.
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I am really impressed with the scope of subjects covered and the practical case studies in diverse sectors from health, education, and other public sector projects.

- Kenny Onasanya
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