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Module Code - Title:

PT3051 - SOURCE WITHIN SUPPLY CHAINS

Year Last Offered:

2020/1

Hours Per Week:

Lecture

1

Lab

0

Tutorial

0

Other

0

Private

0

Credits

6

Grading Type:

Prerequisite Modules:

Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

Explain the context, role and objectives of purchasing activity in supply chains. Explain the key concepts in supply-based development.

Syllabus:

Context and evolution of industrial purchasing, context, role and objectives of purchasing activity, purchasing process, integration, organisation, category and sourcing strategies, Supplier evaluation concepts and tools, supplier evaluation and selection, supply-base development, worldwide sourcing pitfalls and success factors, costing for purchasing, Economic costing towards appropriate decisions, negotiation, contract management, key recurrent constructs of contract structure purchasing law, principles of law in dealing with dynamic working relationships in supply-make-deliver/return, subject to temporal contractual relationships with suppliers/customers ethics in purchasing, procurement under government contracts, performance measurement and evaluation, current practices in measurement and presentation of performance of suppliers for purposes of purchasing supply chain and its integration with supplier development, emerging trends in supply-chain purchasing with respect to supply-base, production, delivery, and return policies..

Learning Outcomes:

Cognitive (Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis)

A strong awareness of the principles and practices of purchasing in the context of a large-scale OEM organisation which is dynamically reconfiguring its supply-chain. Knowledge of how the principles and practices of purchasing are applied within their organisation The ability to recognise improvement opportunities based on purchasing best practices and emergent trends. Knowledge on how to support economic based purchasing decisions (e.g. the importance of costing analysis). Describe the current practices in measurement and presentation of performance of suppliers for purposes of purchasing supply chain and its integration with supplier development. Identify Key emergent trends in purchasing with respect to supply-base, production, delivery, and return policies.

Affective (Attitudes and Values)

Acknowledge Strategic thinking in terms of categories of products/services, supply-chain development, and sourcing.

Psychomotor (Physical Skills)

N/A

How the Module will be Taught and what will be the Learning Experiences of the Students:

N/A

Research Findings Incorporated in to the Syllabus (If Relevant):

N/A

Prime Texts:

Monczka, R., Handfield, L., Giunipero, C, and Patterson, J (2010) Purchasing and Supply Chain Management 5th edition , CENGAGE Lrng Business Press
Johnson, P., Leenders, M. & Flynn, A (2010) Purchasing and Supply Management 14 edition. , McGraw-Hill Higher Education
SCOR (2009) Supply Chain Operations Reference Model Version 9.0 , Supply Chain Council

Other Relevant Texts:

Lysons, K., and Farrington, B. (2011) Purchasing and Supply Chain Management 8th edition , Financial Times/ Prentice Hall;
Barrat, C., and Whitehead, M (2004) Buying for Business: Insights in Purchasing and Supply Management , John Wiley & Sons.

Programme(s) in which this Module is Offered:

Semester - Year to be First Offered:

Module Leader:

Carmel.McGarr@ul.ie