Procurement Management and Global Sourcing - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (20%) , Assignment 2 (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 1,324.00
HECS 1,324.00
International 1,574.00

This unit introduces the fields of Procurement Management and Global Sourcing. It explores the central concepts of organisational procurement and global sourcing. It also explores interfaces of these to the other areas of an organisation. This unit provides opportunities to examine issues such as organisational procurement process, global sourcing process, supplier selection process, supplier management and other strategic issues in relation to organisational procurement process both from domestic as well as overseas sources.

This unit will help you in developing capability in the following areas:

  1. Utilise generic business knowledge and capabilities
  2. Leverage material management knowledge
  3. Use of state-of-the art distribution practices to implement strategic and operational concepts
  4. Develop interpersonal skills to engage with others.

Upon completion of this unit, you should be able to demonstrate achievement of the following Course Level Outcomes (CLOs):

  1. Explain and evaluate key concepts and theories in the field of procurement management and global sourcing
  2. Select and design appropriate principles and approaches in the formulation of procurement management and global sourcing
  3. Investigate and apply appropriate techniques and methods in the integration of procurement management and global sourcing operations
  4. Evaluate and measure alternative procurement management and global sourcing options in the context of a flexible global supply chain
  5. Build and display appropriate leadership and organising abilities in leveraging resources, capabilities, and competencies of a group to critically analyse situations and develop solutions to procurement related problems
  6. Develop and apply effective interpersonal skills and communication techniques in working as a team to solve real-world problems in procurement management and global sourcing.
  • Assignment 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Overview of Procurement and Supply Chain Management and Introduction to the Unit
2The Importance of Procurement Operations and Organisational Structures
3The Purchasing Process, Policy and Procedure and Supply Chain Information System
4Supplier Evaluation and Selection
5Procurement & Inventory Management
6Purchasing Integration and Competitive Advantage
7Supplier Integration and New Product Development
8Global Sourcing
9Purchasing and Commodity Strategy Development
10Supplier Quality and Supply Base Management
11Performance Measurement and Evaluation
12Future Direction and Summary

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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Required textbooks

  • Purchasing & supply Chain Management

    By:Monczka Handfield

    ISBN: 9781285869681


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