Procurement and Purchasing Management - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Print Only
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 2
  • Availability for 2018: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assessment - Continuous (30%) , Assignment - Major Individual Assessment (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,120.00
International 2,370.00

In order to have an effective supply chain or run an effective enterprise, managers need to be aware of purchasing principles that can provide them with a competitive edge in the market. Students are provided with the concept and issues that are applicable to procurement and purchasing decision making.

This unit aims to provide you with the concepts around major issues of procurement and purchasing management and the related strategies for planning, analysis, design and development of strategic procurement for supply chain management.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. understand purchasing scope and development
  2. conceptually analyse strategic procurement for supply chain management
  3. identify, and recommend key procurement issues and evaluate applications
  4. elaborate on outsourcing, corporate social responsibility and e-procurement
  5. examine international case studies on procurement and present a knowledge report
  • Assessment — Continuous (30%)
  • Assignment — Major Individual Assessment (30%)
  • Group Project (40%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Other special requirement — Students will require Windows Vista, Windows 7 or higher. UniSA does not support Windows XP.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Purchasing scope and development
2Strategic procurement and supply chain management
3Outsourcing, sourcing strategies and relationships
4Price and total cost of ownership
5International and global sourcing
6Corporate social responsibility
7E-procurement systems

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Blogs
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links
  • Wikis

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

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

  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management

    By:Lysons, Farrington

    ISBN: 9781292086118


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

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