BMGT44370 Procurement & Supplier Mgt

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module aims to provide advanced insights into the theory, practices, processes, and current thinking in procurement and supplier management. It will give you an array of skills such as the ability to analyse a specific industry, apply procurement theory to practice, critically analyse current procurement practice and theory, and formulate ways of working with an organisation’s finance function.
You will participate in discussions in a group environment, work as a professional team, and write and present in a professional business style.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completing this module, students will be expected to:
1. Discuss procurement and supplier management issues in a group environment;
2. Concisely apply the current theory of procurement and supplier management to practice;
3. Analyse procurement and supplier management issues and present this in a professional report style;
4. Display creative-thinking, synthesis and analysis skills including integrating differing streams of knowledge;
5. Prepare a group procurement and supplier management business report and present your findings.

Indicative Module Content:

The following is an indicative list of topics (subject to change). In some cases the material will not be covered in depth in the lectures. You will be expected to read material outside the lectures.
1. Procurement and Supplier Management:
• Introduction
• International
• Sustainable
• Ethical
2. Future Trends (Covid-19, Global Trade, EU/UK relations, Brexit…)
3. Procurement Skills and Development
4. Strategic Procurement and Supplier Management
5. Supplier Selection and Evaluation
6. Relationship Management
7. Outsourcing Process (guest speaker)
8. Procurement and Supplier Management
9. Supplier Information and Disclosure

Student Effort Type Hours


Small Group


Specified Learning Activities




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Participation in class; preliminary papers will be required for the Group assignment and for the Individual assignment. This work will form part of this assessment. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded Yes


Essay: A 2,500 word report on a topic agreed with the lecturer. Week 12 n/a Graded No


Group Project: Report & Presentation on a topic to be agreed with the lecturer
In class presentations will be toward the end of the semester.
Week 10 n/a Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Continual Assessment: Written feedback will provided for papers submitted. Group Project: Feedback on presenting style will be given after all presentations are complete. The feedback on reports will be provided to the groups when the reports are assessed ( in accordance with Academic Regulations). Grade feedback will NOT be provided as final grades are subject to formal sign-off. As the individual report is "the final assessment component of the module" there will be no formal feedback on this assessment. Geiven the blended nature of delivery, the challenge of providding informal feeedback is acknowledged.

Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Mon 10:00 - 11:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1 Mon 15:30 - 16:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Mon 15:30 - 16:50

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