Subject details

At the completion of this subject 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.
  • Topics

    • Purchasing scope and development
    • Strategic procurement and supply chain management
    • Outsourcing, sourcing strategies and relationships
    • Price and total cost of ownership
    • International and global sourcing
    • Corporate social responsibility
    • E-procurement systems
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Blog
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Web links
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Wikis

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

Core
  • USA-LSM-MAS-2018
  • USA-LSM-GCE-2018
Elective
  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2018

Special requirements

No special requirements

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 subject 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.

  • Major Individual Assessment (30%)
  • Group Project (40%)
  • Continuous (30%)

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 subject.

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