Diploma in Global Sourcing - DGS

Nov 10, 2017 to Feb 16, 2018


General Info

Discover the potential of your external resources and turn them into a clear business advantage. The Diploma in Global Sourcing (DGS) program aims at identifying future challenges and filling gaps in competence between today's and future needs. It is about creating processes and working methods that provide business sustainability rather than just short-term wins.

You will learn to

  • develop sourcing strategies that generate value for customers,
  • drive towards the best possible customer satisfaction by integrating sourcing with other supply chain operations,
  • utilize the global supply market effectively, and
  • reduce costs while maximizing supplier value and opportunity.


DGS is designed for people with a technical or business background and some related work experience. The program is especially valuable for those who are

  • responsible for developing operations and the supply chain,
  • sourcing, category or purchasing managers, or
  • working in R&D or innovation management.

Diploma in Global Sourcing (9 days)

  • One online session
  • Three face-to-face modules
  • Meaningful work-related assignments
  • Professional selection of books and articles

Because the DGS program is held in English, it is the perfect choice for a globally run or international market oriented company. 

DGS is a Developing Training Concept

The Diploma in Global Sourcing (previously also known as Diploma in Global Supply Management) is about identifying future challenges, filling gaps in competence between today's and future needs, and creating approaches and methods that provide business sustainability rather than simply short-term benefits. The course was first developed as a customized concept to strengthen procurement and sourcing practices in a large Finnish corporation. More than 140 sourcing professionals have chosen to follow the open Diploma program since its introduction in 2008. Procurement and sourcing have evolved considerably since the program was first introduced, and the course has developed in response.

Read more about the topic from Aalto Leaders' Insight (in Finnish)


Toimitusketjun johtaminen: varmista saatavuus myös yllättävissä tilanteissa
Valtaosa toimitus- ja kysyntäketjuista on moniportaisia ja globaaleja. Niissä epävarmuus kasvaa, ei vähene. Tutkimusten mukaan yllättävän moni yritys jättää valmistautumatta, kirjoittaa professori Katariina Kemppainen. Lue lisää »

Ota haltuun yrityksesi jalostusarvoketju
Entä jos yritys parantaakin kannattavuuttaan siirtämällä ulkoistettuja toimintoja takaisin itselleen? Näin voi käydä, jos pohjaksi analysoidaan kaikkien toimitusketjun osien tuottama jalostusarvo, sanoo tutkija Timo Seppälä. Lue lisää »

Ulkoisten resurssien johtaminen on retuperällä
Suomalaisilla teollisuusyrityksillä jää jopa 80 prosenttia toiminnastaan johtoryhmän huomion ulkopuolelle, jos ne unohtavat ulkoiset resurssit. Hankintojen johtaminen omassa siilossaan ei riitä, sanoo tutkija Kari Iloranta. Lue lisää »

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