The ability to plan, implement, and control the overarching transportation of procurements in, through, and out of a governmental entity is critical when meeting the needs of a community at large. For the procurement professional, the focus on transportation and internal logistics of materials from point-of-origin to point-of-consumption rests in providing the best solution for the communities which we support.
In order to successfully earn a digital badge, learners must:
Analyze the requirements for a procurement and determine which transportation and logistics processes provide the best solutions for the entity.
Define freight and logistics terms and conditions with internal and external stakeholders.
Designed to promote applicable experiences for practitioners working in the public sector, NIGP’s Pathways competency courses empower learners with the ready-to-implement actions they need to succeed in public procurement. This introductory course is designed for:
- Public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as assistants, coordinators, buyers, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.
- Non-procurement managers and supervisors who are responsible for either the procurement function or staff who provide procurement functions under delegated authority.
- Professionals who are employed by governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly-owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly-funded or created organizations) that either serve within or manage the procurement function.
- Suppliers or representatives of suppliers seeking to understand the public procurement function from a holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.
Purchase the related publication:
Darin L. Matthews, Linda L. Stanley
Managing Logistics and Transportation in the Public Sector, Second Edition thoroughly examines the world of transportation as it relates to public procurement, stressing the importance of not only procuring the right goods, materials, and services, but also ensuring their proper delivery to their final destination.