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Supplier management

Supplier management is a part of the category management certification.

The aim of the course

The purpose of this course is to present an insight into how you, as a category manager, work with choosing suppliers based on a supply chain approach, but also how you evaluate suppliers in relation to the selection and the following cooperation. The course will focus on how to target your suppliers in relation to the chosen category strategy and segmentation so that you can adapt and develop the cooperation. Furthermore, there will be focus on how to gather information internally as well as externally to secure that the cooperation is evaluated based on other parameters than cost.

The approach will be supply chain orientated and will focus on how to unfold the right cooperation with the suppliers in different categories.

The yield of the course will be that you are capable of:

  • Estimate which parameters that is essential for the selection of suppliers in relation to the different category and supplier levels
  • Estimate how to evaluate the suppliers both when contracting and after

Target group

Purchasers and category managers who would like to gain knowledge in how to work with:

  • Supplier selection
  • Supplier evaluation

Content of the course

  • How to gather information about which parameters that is essential for selecting suppliers
  • How to establish a list of suppliers
  • How can you integrate the entire organization?
  • How can a score model of selection be developed?
  • How to choose the right suppliers
  • How to establish evaluation of the suppliers
  • Which parameters are essential for the ongoing evaluation?
  • How to have an ongoing dialog with the suppliers
  • How to secure action when performance is lacking

Teaching methods

The teaching will be based on cases, practices and discussions. The course will be practical oriented and participatory.

Manager of the course

Morten Munkgaard Møller is cand. Merc and ph.d in supply chain management.

Morten has practical experience from among other LEGO System as director for Global Procurement. His previous recruitments include different supply chain positions at Bang & Olufsen and Arla Foods amba. Today Morten is leading the Sourcing Excellence Project at Aalborg University, Center for Industrial Production (CIP) as associated professor.

Other courses in the Category Management certification

Category management thinking within procurement
Spend management
Market analyses
Category strategy
Challenge session

Time and place

March 7th 2017, Comwell Middelfart

Comwell Middelfart
Karensmindevej 3
DK-5500 Middelfart

The course is a part of 5 modules at the Category Management certificate, but you can also participate without taking the other 5 modules.

The course is reserved for participants in the Category Management certificate. If the course is overbooked, we will make sure to find a new date for the participants only participating in one module.


Single course:

  • 4.500 DKK for members of DILF
  • 5.800 DKK for non-members of DILF

For the hole Category Management certification:

  • 25.000 DKK for members of DILF
  • 32.800 DKK for non-memebers of DILF

Confirmation and invoice will be sent after receiving the registration. All prices are exclusive 25% VAT. The prices are including (if no other thing is stated):

  • Food and beverages
  • Accommodation during the days between the courses, if the course runs over several days (except Excel courses)
  • Materials used at the course

During courses that last several days the accommodation is included in the price and the participants are recommended to participate during the entire course. It is considered a package and DILF cannot repay the amount equal to the accommodation if this is not used.

Accommodation, food and beverages besides the course are NOT included in the price.


Register here


In case of cancellation until 2 weeks before the course is being held, an amount of 500 DKK will be charged for administrative costs. In case of cancellation later than 2 weeks before the course is being held, the entire amount will be charged. The company is of course always welcome to send someone else instead, just let DILF know. The invoice will be coordinated according to the new participant’s membership status.

DILF reserves the rights to make changes in the program. Likewise, DILF reserves the right to deny direct competitors to the speakers and sponsors on the course.