This unit of study aims to enhance student’s understanding of the operational importance of procurement, across geographical boundaries, for the strategic acquisition of goods and services by business organisations.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse a range of functions that make up the modern procurement process, the importance they have in the supply chain, and how they have evolved over time;  
  2. Produce a well-structured and balanced individual report, on a purchasing-related topic, based upon the reading of established academic opinion;  
  3. As a member of a small team, produce a professional case study report based on experiences gained during an industry site visit, linking those experiences with theory learnt in the classroom; and  
  4. Work with other team members in delivering a professional class presentation based around selected topics covered in their case study report.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Literature Review Individual Report 20%
Case Study Industry Based Group Case Study/Report 40%
Presentation Group Presentation 10%
Test 1 Hour Class Test 30%

Required reading

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. 5
Monczka, RM, Handfield, RB, Giunipero, L, Patterson, JL. 2011.
South Western Cengage Learning

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