2013 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2013. For Summer School 2013 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2013).
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|Strategic and Operational Procurement|
|Lectures||2 x 3 hour lectures every other week. Refer to timetable for further details.|
|Assessment||Group assignment (30%), in-class quizzes (3) (30%), in-class final quiz (40%)|
|Description||Private and public sector companies around the world are operating under increasing pressure for generating cost savings. Procurement departments that go beyond the traditional tendering role and deliver agile and holistic business solutions can have a significant influence on company performance. This unit will introduce students to key concepts in procurement including needs analysis and stakeholder engagement, procurement strategies and category management, tender assessment and selection criteria, benefits realisation and reporting, and supplier management. No previous experience in procurement is required. The unit will present a number of case studies which will illustrate these key concepts and provide opportunities for acquiring skills in spend data analysis and development of appropriate sourcing strategies for better commercial returns from market engagements.|