Supply Chain & Procurement: The Collaborative Classroom Initiative

Supply Chain & Procurement: The Collaborative Classroom Initiative

El Salvador / France / Germany / United Kingdom

 

 

 

INTERNATIONALISED LEARNING OUTCOMES

1. Appreciate the global environment in which companies procure goods and services needed to support their operations, and how they respond to challenges surrounding differences in language, legislation and labour.

2. Demonstrate understanding of challenges facing large multinational companies when managing cross-border operations with particular focus on supplier relationships.

3. Develop knowledge of international practices, principles and strategies employed by multinational companies when sourcing globally.

COLLABORATIVE ACTIVITIES

Critical peer and expert panel discussion, reflection.

INTERACTION MODES

Synchronous

ONLINE TECHNOLOGIES

Skype

FORMAT

DIALOGIC INTERACTIONS

1. Industry experts from around the world present on topical issues relating to SCM and purchasing and procurement that impact their organisations in diverse contexts.

2. Facilitated by CU Tutors, students engage in critical discussion, learning scenarios, questions, debate and feedback with international experts.

3. Students are required to reflect in groups and individual essays on the virtual sessions. They are provided key prompts to specifically support reflection on the multi-perspective and intercultural aspects of topic discussions.

JANUARY 2015

Topic 1

Principles & Scope of Procurement Management

Hanesbrands Inc. (El Salvador)

FEBRUARY 2015

Topic 2

Public Sector and Retail Procurement

Department for International Development (UK)

FEBRUARY 2015

Topic 3

Lean and Agile Supply Chains

McBride (Germany)

MARCH 2015

Topic 4

Demand, Supply & Inventory

Sanofi (France)

CU ACADEMIC CONTEXT

Module Purchasing & Procurement and Supply Chain Management (SCM) Strategy

Course BA Business Management

Level of Study Undergraduate, Year Three, Semester Two

CU STUDENT PARTICIPANTS

190 students in the academic year 2014-15.