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2012/2013  KAN-SCM_SE54  Sourcing and Supply Management

English Title
Sourcing and Supply Management

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Course period Spring
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for MSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Peter Holm Andreasen - Department of Operations Management
Peter Holm Andreasen
Main Category of the Course
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Last updated on 24-09-2012
Learning objectives
The course focuses on supply as a process and profession in the organisation and aims to give students insight into the increasing important role of managing sourcing and supply in the organisation in a global perspective. The student should gain knowledge on the management and organising of sourcing and supply management tools, contemporary sourcing practices and issues related to global sourcing. As companies increasingly demand supply competencies this course aims to provide understanding between the concepts and theories of sourcing and supply management and how it is applied in companies.

Upon completion of the course students must be able to:
  • Identify and analyse the strategic role of supply process and profession in the organisation and how it creates value in the organisation.
  • Compare concepts, theories, models and frameworks in order to analyse sourcing and supply management practices and their relation to the organisation and the supply chain.
  • Identify and analyse issues in Global Sourcing in relation to strategic supply.
  • Analyse and compare supply management tools and explain how they can be applied be organisations.
Sourcing and Management:
Type of test Home Assignment
Marking scale 7-step scale
Second examiner No second examiner
Exam period April and August
Aids Please, see the detailed regulations below
Duration 24 Hours
A 24-hour case based written home assignment (max. 10 pages). One examiner will evaluate the papers only.

The exam takes place in April and the exact deadlines are determined by the line secretary.

Course content

The course is based on supply management as professional entity carrying out processes in the organisation where the supply organisation has to work closely with the organization’s internal operations as well as externally with suppliers. The course aims to capture and understand how to manage sourcing and supply practices providing the students with concepts and tools. Hence, the course starts with introducing various aspects of carrying out sourcing processes in the organisation followed by the specific role of the supply organisation connecting supply and demand. The latter involves for example how to organise supply, contract management, cost management, and procurement of services.

Teaching methods
The course includes both theoretical and practitioner-based lectures in combination with exercises and cases. Theoretical lectures provide the concepts to understand sourcing and supply where the practitioner-based lectures aims to put the concepts into a practice context. The teaching includes a high degree of students’ involvement and participation. This is achieved by the combination of dialogue lectures, case discussions, and in-class assignments.
Expected literature

Tassabehji, R.; Moorhouse, A.(2008): “The changing role of procurement: Developing professional effectiveness” Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management 14, 2008, pp. 55-68

Monczka, R. M.; Trent, R. J.; Petersen, K.J. (2006): “Effective Global Sourcing and Supply for Superior Results” CAPS Research

Last updated on 24-09-2012