2014 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2014. For Summer School 2014 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2014).
The University of Sydney session calendar shows exact dates for sessions.
|Corequisites||ITLS5200 or TPTM6495|
|Lectures||8 x 3.5 hour lectures, 4 x 3.5 hour tutorials. Refer to timetable for full details.|
|Assessment||Quiz (x2) (60%), individual report (20%), group report (20%)|
|Description||Globalisation of supply markets and changing regulatory environments pose new challenges for strategic procurement. This unit explores the role that procurement departments in both manufacturing and service sectors can play in generating cost savings for companies competing in volatile global marketplaces. Students will gain practice-based insights into internal and external relationship management issues, category-specific sourcing strategies, sourcing risks, and, spend management and contract management strategies. The unit will draw on a number of international cases to illustrate key concepts. The content is suitable for both early career procurement professionals as well as students considering procurement as a future career option.|