Don Klock

Don Klock is a senior global procurement and supply chain executive with over 30 years of international and domestic experience with major multinational consumer products corporations, such as Colgate Palmolive, Mars, Inc. and Reckitt and Benckiser. After retiring from Colgate Palmolive, he decided to pursue a second career in teaching. He currently is a professor of Supply Chain Management at the Rutgers University Business School. In 2008, Don completed an 11- year career at Colgate Palmolive where most recently he was Vice President-Chief Procurement Officer. During his tenure, he completed a 4-year global procurement transformation, achieving saving in excess of $1 billion. Professor Klock’s areas of expertise are global procurement & sourcing, cost saving identification, supplier innovation, supply chain systems and processes, customer service improvement, talent management and change management. In 2014, he received Procurement Leaders Lifetime Achievement award recognizing him for both his business and academic contributions. Last year, Don along with two other senior global procurement leaders launched a subscription based on-line procurement training website called Procuretrain. Procuretrain is the first global digital learning platform specifically designed for procurement and supply management professionals. Don holds an MBA from University of Rochester in Operations Management and BS from Clarkson University in Engineering and Management. He resides with his wife in New York City.

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Procurement Basics (Coursera)

This Course includes basic information on procurement, Importance of the procurement organization and its’ role in the organization, cost vs. value, processes such as the use of RFQ, RFP, RFX, Differences between direct and indirect procurement, and Stakeholder management
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Procurement & Sourcing Introduction (Coursera)

Following the introduction, the student will get the opportunity to learn about some of the current challenges facing procurement and sourcing professionals today through reading ten current articles ranging from what is procurement to how to collaborate with suppliers.
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Strategic Sourcing (Coursera)

Oct 25th 2021
Strategic Sourcing (Coursera)
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This course will provide a detailed overview of a Strategic Sourcing Process (7 step Process): Profile the Category, Develop a Category Sourcing Strategy, Generate Supplier Profile, Choose Competitive Selection or Supplier Development, Select Supplier(s) and Negotiate, Implement, Continuous Improvement/Supplier Relationship [...]
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Strategic Procurement and Sourcing Conclusions (Coursera)

This course will be the final course in the Global Procurement and Sourcing Specialization. We will covering three things: First, there will be a final set of readings of articles that are looking at the future of Strategic Procurement and Sourcing. While many of the articles differ in their [...]
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Supply Market Analysis (Coursera)

In this course you will learn some tools to evaluate supply markets from a Strategic level (e.g. Macro) (PESTLE) to Tactical level (e.g. Industry) (Supply Market Segmentation, Five Forces, Supply Chain Mapping) to Operational Level (Supplier) (Informational Sources, SWOT, Financial Analysis)
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Supplier Management (Coursera)

This course will cover Supplier Selection and Evaluation, Contract Management, Quality & Risk Management, and Ethics. One of the important decisions that a Procurement professional makes is selecting the right supplier.We will cover how to evaluate suppliers, using a very simple evaluation tool, to select the right [...]
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Procurement Negotiation (Coursera)

This course will teach you the necessary negotiation skills to be successful. We will be covering the overall negotiation process, how to establish objectives (e.g.Most Desirable Option (MDO), Least Acceptable Alternative (LAA), Best Alternative To a Negotiated Agreement (BATNA)), what type and how to gather facts and collect [...]
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