Purchasing & Supply Chain Management

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2018/19
Vakcode EBB742B05
Vaknaam Purchasing & Supply Chain Management
Niveau(s) bachelor, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Purchasing & Supply Chain Management
Leerdoelen • Describe and summarize important concepts, ideas and principles of Supply Chain Management (e.g. supply chain strategy, supply chain operations, integration) and Purchasing management (e.g. sourcing, outsourcing, relationship management).
• Apply these concepts, ideas and principles in various industrial sectors (manufacturing, services, public sector) and organizational contexts.
• Analyze supply chain management and purchasing issues from an economic, environmental and social sustainability perspective.
• Apply research findings on (sustainable) supply chain management and purchasing to practical situations faced by organizations.
• Reflect on recent research findings in a critical manner.
Omschrijving In today's business environment, most organizations are part of a chain or network in order to produce and deliver goods or services to the ultimate customer. As such, organizations have all kinds of relationships with one another and parties involved are connected through various business processes. The purchasing process is one of these business processes, linking needs and requirements of one organization with the supply of another. This course will focus on various concepts related to supply chains such as supply chain strategy, supply chain operations, outsourcing and relationship management between the focal firm, its suppliers and its customers. Moreover, purchasing is examined from a supply chain perspective and business functions related to both supply chain management and purchasing are explored. Attention will be paid to various working contexts and sectors (services, public sector) in order clarify that common purchasing and supply chain management practices may not be used or applied in every context in the same manner. In this course, specific attention will be given to sustainability. Being of great importance in today’s business environment, aspects of environmental and social sustainability and how these relate to supply chain management and purchasing will be explored and critically reflected upon. This course will allow students to become sensitive to sustainability issues and how these are dealt with, both in theory and in in practice.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoor- en werkcolleges
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), schriftelijk tentamen
(group assignment(s), exam in writing; no books allowed)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. ir. S. Boscari
Docent(en) dr. ir. S. Boscari
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Purchasing and Supply Chain Management - A Sustainability Perspective Johnsen, Thomas E., Mickey Howard, Joe Miemczyk 9780415690881 ca. €  50,00
Opmerkingen For more information contact the secretary: secr.operations.feb@rug.nl, +31 (0)50 3637020
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Bedrijfskunde/Bdk  (minor Internship Business Project) 3 semester I a keuzegroep
BSc Bedrijfskunde/Bdk  (minor B&M/TM) 3 semester I a keuze
Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc)  ( Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc) without limited access) 3 semester I a keuze
Pre-MSc-programma’s FEB  (Pre-MSc Supply Chain Management/SCM) 1 semester I a verplicht
Pre-MSc-programma’s FEB  (Pre-MSc Technology and Operations Management/TOM) 1 semester I a verplicht