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.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
BEO5307

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 and their importance in the supply chain;  
  2. Investigate contemporary supply chain issues and provide recommendations;  
  3. Critically reflect on experiences gained during an industry site visit and contextualise those experiences with theory; and  
  4. Articulate a range of supply chain solutions by working collaboratively within the group.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Literature Review Individual Report 20%
Case Study Industry Based Group Case Study - Report (35%), Presentation (15%) 50%
Test In Class Test 30%

Required reading

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. 7th Ed.,
Monczka, RM, Handfield, RB, Giunipero, L, Patterson, JL. 2020.
Cengage Learning

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