Course presentation

Course Level: 

Basic level course.  Approx: 20 minutes.

Course Description:

In today’s complex and rapidly changing business environment, understanding and managing your supply base is more crucial than ever. Our basic course is specifically designed to provide procurement professionals with a fundamental understanding of the process involved in collecting information about their supply base. This knowledge is key to identifying and mitigating the risks that can occur in supply chains.

Who Should Enroll:

  • Procurement and supply chain professionals seeking foundational knowledge in systematic supplier assessment. 

  • Anyone involved in supplier management and risk assessment in the supply chain.

  • Newcomers to the field of procurement looking to build a solid understanding of systematic supplier assessment.

Why This Course:

Enroll in "Know your supplier" today to enhance your capabilities in supply chain management and risk assessment. This course is your first step towards building a more secure and efficient procurement process.


    1. Introducing Learning Objectives.

    2. Repetition

    1. Download the Slides shown in the course

    2. Systematic data collection.

    1. Business and business strategy define requirements and what is risk management?

    1. Providing examples of tools.

    1. Questions to help you verify that you meet the Learning Objectives.

    1. The Know your supplier process Assure supplier compliance & avoid surprises = Risk Management.

    2. Reflection after the course

    3. Recommended reading

About this course

  • €20,00
  • 10 lessons
  • Basic level - tactical buyer role
  • 20 min
  • Quiz and Certificate

Meet 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.

Supplier Audits by Hans Nilsson

Next recommended step is the Course Supplier Audits

In this course you will learn what Supplier Audit is, when and why it is recommended to run a Supplier Audit and also how a Supplier Audit is executed (on a structural level).

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.