SCMM 6510: Our world is becoming increasingly complex and complicated. Shrinking technology and product life cycles, emergence of hyper‐competition, increased demands on product/service variety and response times in combination with sustainability pressures are resulting in today’s business environment that is uncertain, volatile, complex and under a constant change. An ample of evidence is showing that companies that are winning in this environment are the ones with best-configured and managed supply networks. Purchasing and supply management is playing a pivotal role in overall organizational and supply network performance. This course has been designed in response to some of the most critical operational, tactical and strategic issues that companies are struggling with today. Students will be taken systematically through an entire process of designing sourcing strategies, supplier evaluation, and selection process, as well as design and execution of buyer-supplier relationship strategies. Throughout this process students will also learn basics of negotiations and contracting, supply risk management and costing techniques that will help them with their careers in purchasing and supply chain management. The course builds on exemplar cases from various industries; hence it is interactive and designed heavily around online class debates.