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.
Critical peer and expert panel discussion, reflection.
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.
Principles & Scope of Procurement Management
Hanesbrands Inc. (El Salvador)
Public Sector and Retail Procurement
Department for International Development (UK)
Lean and Agile Supply Chains
Demand, Supply & Inventory
Module Purchasing & Procurement and Supply Chain Management (SCM) Strategy
Course BA Business Management
Level of Study Undergraduate, Year Three, Semester Two
190 students in the academic year 2014-15.