Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
 
Module Code: MAN428
Module Title: Strategic Purchasing Management
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: International Business School Suzhou
Pre-requisites: N/A
   
Aims
Purchasing has a critical role as a boundary-spanning function, through which it contributes to an organisation’s strategic success. The aim of this module is to provide an integrative understanding of the role and objectives of the purchasing function and its complex inter- and intra-organisational relationships that contribute to sustained commercial success and maximisation of competitive advantage. Specific topics include the critical evaluation of purchasing strategies, tools and constraints including sourcing, supplier development and supplier-client relationships. The module also explores issues relating to contracts, including tendering, bidding and order management processes, as well as the legal, commercial and socio-economic implications of purchasing strategies
Learning outcomes 
A. Define, describe and evaluate purchasing strategy options and the impact on total supply chain management and business strategy

B. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the objectives of the purchasing function and its strategic relationships, both internal and external to the organisation.

C. Assess and apply leading best practice purchasing techniques and strategies within different sectors

D. Critically analyse key issues in international purchasing and sourcing in emerging economies, particularly China.
Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures and interactive workshops will introduce, explore and critique current theory and professional practice

A wide range of textbooks are suggested as supplementary reading and video cases are used to support the lecture material.

A range of journals, texts, online videos and opinion pieces will be used as a basis for further reading/study to extend application of theory to a range of sectors. References to new research will expose students to state-of-the-art contemporary research

Workshops will develop students’ skills of critical analysis and strategic thinking. Workshops covering case studies, problem solving, group work and presentations will link theory and practice and develop students’ skills in collaborative teamwork and communication

Guest lectures from industry will explore application and practice from a range of sectors
Syllabus 
• Purchasing as a strategic resource

• Supply base segmentation and sourcing strategies

• Supply networks and consortia

• Managing internal and external relationships

• Power, trust and conflict in buyer-seller relationships

• Supplier performance evaluation

• Negotiation

• Data management and category management

• Sustainable procurement

• Contract principles and contract law

• Public sector procurement

• Purchasing ethics and professional behaviour

Specific topics on international purchasing and sourcing in China and emerging economies.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 3             

Assessment

Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Literature Review 30.00
2 Business Simulation 30.00
3 Case Study 40.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/6/2020 11:13:20 PM