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Are you a procurement manager looking to introduce your team's knowledge in relation to the operative buyer role ? Learn How to Source (LHTS) offers a basic level blended learning experience that combines online courses with a total 4h online meetings led by a mentor. 

Starting the program the mentor lays down the foundation in a 1h online meeting. 

Halfway in the program another 1h session introduce a case and at the ending, at a 2h session, we run through the cases and assure theory presented in the online courses are converted to applicable knowledge. 

This course package is also available for individual users.

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Are you a procurement manager looking to introduce your team's knowledge in relation to the operative buyer role?

Learning Objectives

EFFSO introduces the Procurement function and recent years' changes in procurement.

In this bundle of courses, we delve into the essential role of procurement and its evolution over recent years. Our curriculum is anchored in the foundational theories of Arjan van Weele, who outlines the operational and tactical aspects of procurement, and the insights of Gadde and Håkansson on the buyer's decision-making process. We explore how procurement choices impact the daily operations of buyers and the adaptability required in handling various products and services.

A fundamental skill for any buyer is the ability to draft a contract, commonly in the form of a purchase order (PO). This course offers a comprehensive introduction to POs, including their structure and purpose. We also discuss the crucial input required from the tactical procurement perspective and the essential information an operational buyer needs to effectively create a PO.

Understanding your organization's general terms and conditions, as well as those of your suppliers, is crucial for managing commercial risks. We provide practical, real-world examples to illustrate these concepts, aiding both tactical and operational buyers in grasping these important elements.

Embark on this informative journey with us and enhance your procurement skills for professional success.


  • Level: Basic

  • Online instructors are Fredrik Axelsson and EFFSO.

  • Duration: 6 modules, 15-25 minutes per course.

  • Schedule: At your own pace for 60 days.

  • Language: English.

  • Download course material

  • Course certificate after each course.

Bundle include following courses

The courses takes about two hours and 15 minutes to complete + extra reading


EFFSO (animated) and Fredrik Axelsson

Senior instructor. Fredrik Axelsson

Meet Fredrik, a seasoned procurement professional from Gothenburg, Sweden, with a Master's in Economics from Gothenburg University and an Executive MBA from Stockholm Business School. With roles at LM Ericsson, Solectron Sweden AB, Axelson Purchasing Resources AB, Saab AB, and Alstom/GE, Fredrik has amassed expertise in sourcing and procurement. In 2017, he launched Sourcing Partner, a procurement consultancy firm how also own and manage Learn How to Source. Fredrik's diverse experience spans from Operative Buyer to Sourcing Director and roles like Commodity Manager and Business Development, in line organizations and projects, including industries like banking and manufacturing. Fredrik's story is one of continuous growth, learning, and adaptation, making him a well-rounded professional with a wealth of knowledge to offer.

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About Learn How to Source

Learn How to Source is an online platform based in Sweden, offering a range of procurement courses accessible globally. It serves as a community where procurement experts share their knowledge through online courses, designed for various experience levels from introductory to expert. Courses are concise, about 30 minutes each, and cover different aspects of procurement, tailored for different buyer roles. The courses focus on practical knowledge, presented by seasoned professionals, and include quizzes and certificates. They can be accessed from any device, emphasizing microlearning for flexibility and efficiency.