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Course module: 325058-M-6
325058-M-6
Purchasing Management
Course info
Course module325058-M-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryMA (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Economics and Management; TiSEM: Management; TiSEM: Management;
Is part of
M Information Management
M Marketing Management
M Supply Chain Management
Contact persondr.ir. W. van der Valk
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
prof. dr. X. Ou
Other course modules lecturer
Lecturer
dr.ir. W. van der Valk
Other course modules lecturer
Coordinator course
dr.ir. W. van der Valk
Other course modules lecturer
Lecturer
prof.dr.ir. G.C.J.M. Vos
Other course modules lecturer
Starting block
BLOK 1
Course mode
Full-time
RemarksThis information is not up to date. Check the Course Catalog 2019 or select the course via “Register”.
Registration openfrom 14/08/2018 09:00 up to and including 31/07/2019
Aims
In general the Purchasing Management course aims to provide detailed, contemporary knowledge on the strategic and enabling processes in the purchasing management domain of organizations. In addition, it intends to develop skills to apply the course concepts in practical settings.

After completing this course the students are able to:

  • understand and assess the impact of purchasing management on the competitiveness of organizations;
  • asses the applicability of important methods, techniques and instruments developed to support sub-processes in the purchasing domain like, specifically in relation to (performance-based) contracting, supplier relationship management, and corporate social responsibility;
  • provide a critical, academic reflection (both orally and on paper) on relevant purchasing issues based on the concepts discussed in this course;
  • analyse relevant purchasing topics for companies by using insights from contemporary literature.

Specifics

Please note that this course is only open to SCM students. It is not possible to use this course as an elective for other programs.
Content
The area of Purchasing Management has been receiving increasing attention in the last decade. Organizations have started to realize that substantial performance improvements can be achieved by improving purchasing processes and practices. Scholars have developed a growing number of techniques and tools to support practitioners in their ongoing efforts to upgrade purchasing competencies and expertise.
In addition to providing an understanding of purchasing management in general, this course is organized around three themes which correspond to the research interests/ areas of expertise of the lecturers. As such, this course is characterized by a strong link between teaching and research that is currently being undertaken within the department. Key purchasing management issues like strategic sourcing, outsourcing, developing and managing supplier relationships, and buyer-supplier collaboration will be discussed in relation to these themes. Examples will be provided on how the purchasing function can contribute improvements in specific business settings.
Type of instructions
Interactive lectures and tutorials
Type of exams
Written exam (60%) and assignments (40%)
 
Assumed previous knowledge
FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS ONLY
MGT/ORG, ECO, FIN, MKT, ACC, SCM/OR, MATH, STAT, Research Meth
Timetable information
325058-M-6|Purchasing Management (Fall)
Written test opportunities
Omschrijving/DescriptionToets/TestBlok/BlockGelegenheid/OpportunityDatum/Date
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Omschrijving/DescriptionToets/TestBlok/BlockGelegenheid/OpportunityDatum/Date
Schriftelijk 60% / Written 60%EXAM_01BLOK 1117-10-2018
Schriftelijk 60% / Written 60%EXAM_01BLOK 1228-03-2019
Required materials
Manual
The Course Manual is the starting point for this course. Please read it very carefully!
Literature
This leading textbook in the purchasing and supply management domain is mandatory reading.
ISBN:978-1-4737-4944-3
Title:Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
Author:A.J. van Weele
Publisher:Cengage; London
Edition:7
Articles
The Course Manual lists the papers that will be used in the majority of the classes. Please note that this list of references is provisional; as the course proceeds, some articles may be added to or exchanged with articles on the list!
Recommended materials
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Tests
Assignement 20%

Assignement 20%

Written 60%

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