PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

MGT5PSC

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides an overview of the essential practical aspects of procurement and supply chain management. The subject covers traditional and emerging approaches to procurement. Managing legal and ethical issues, negotiation, relationship and risk management are also covered.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJennifer Spoor

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Priority given to students enrolled in LMPM: Master of Management (Project Management), then order of application among students enrolled in a course at the City (Collins Street) campus.

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsOn-line resources - academic and industry articles, research papers and other readingsPrescribedTBDTBD

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and use effective procurement techniques based on client needs and throughout the project life cycle.

Activities:
Theoretical and practical consideration of contemporary issues in the field
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

02. Apply relevant principles and theories for managing procurement in a range of project settings.

Activities:
Theoretical and practical consideration of contemporary issues in the field
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

03. Identify and develop appropriate contracts and relationships among supply chain participants.

Activities:
Theoretical and practical consideration of contemporary issues in the field
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

04. Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of contracts and relationships in the supply chain.

Activities:
Theoretical and practical consideration of contemporary issues in the field
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size30

Enrolment information Size of Teaching Room Preference given to students enrolled in LMPM, then to students enrolled in a postgraduate course at the City Campus

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Spoor

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 10 - 22
Six 6.0 hours block mode other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Semester 1 Dates: 5, 6, 19, 20 March; 9, 10 April "

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
In-class test20 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual assignment (2000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Case study (2000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04