Procurement Management

SCM20002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent


     

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1

Dates:
13 Mar 23 - 11 Jun 23

Results:
4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
26 Mar 23

Census:
7 Apr 23

Last withdraw without fail:
28 Apr 23

More teaching periods
Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

Results:
5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

Census:
31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
6 Nov 23 - 11 Feb 24

Results:
5 Mar 24

Last self enrolment:
19 Nov 23

Census:
1 Dec 23

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Dec 23


Prerequisites

or
equivalent unit code INB20008 
 
 
 

Corequisites

Nil

Aims and objectives

Previous unit code: BUS20007
 
Procurement involves sourcing, ordering and purchasing supplies and efficient procurement management is essential for any professionally run organisation. The purchasing decision and acquisition of goods and services can require complex negotiations and may involve establishing, maintaining as well as terminating relationships with suppliers and vendors locally, nationally and globally. In this unit students will explore various facets of the procurement process, and consider how procurement management impacts on the organisation both financially and operationally.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
 
1 Articulate and defend a purchasing decision in a given business context
 
2 Analyse how purchasing decisions influence the supply chain management process in a range of complex situations
 
3 Research and make judgements about issues that influence sourcing decisions in given environments
 
4 Work collaboratively in diverse teams to communicate with stakeholders and to solve complex procurement problems