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Legal and Contracting Insights for Today's Supply Professional

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Preliminary Program Outline

Note: This outline is subject to change before the broadcast.

Segment 1: Foundational Contracting Principles
  • Contract laws for the supply management professional
  • Oral vs. written contracts
  • Commodity vs. services contracts
  • Drafting purchase order terms and conditions
  • Use of checklists
  • Templates and model contracts
Segment 2: Critical Contracting Concerns
  • Defining and allocating contract risk
  • Warranty and disclaimers
  • Indemnification and limitation of liability
  • Effective specifications and statements of work
  • Protecting intellectual property
    • Non-disclosure agreements
    • Licensing
Segment 3: Global Contracting Concepts
  • Sources of Law
    • Treaties (CISG)
    • Individual country laws (e.g., FCPA)
    • European Union regulations and requirements
    • Incoterms
  • Distinctions and comparisons
  • Essential provisions
  • Public procurement and the international arena
Segment 4: Related (Non-Legal) Concepts
  • Ethical practices
  • Social responsibility
  • Sustainability

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