MS4506 - Procurement and Strategic Sourcing

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Management Sciences
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

Costs associated with purchasing materials often account for as much as 80% of the final product cost. This means that even a small decrease in these costs can have a significant impact on the bottom line. Procurement involves a constant tension between decreasing costs and establishing cooperative relationships. Throughout this course we will be grappling with these two opposing forces. We will be examining competitive and cooperative situations in a variety of supply chain settings in which performance depends on the interactions between a variety of decision makers, including customers, suppliers, competitors, and government regulators.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 55%
Examination: 45%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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