Purchasing, 6 credits (TETS23)

Inköp, 6 hp

Main field of study

Industrial Engineering and Management

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Björn Oskarsson

Director of studies or equivalent

Uni Sallnäs
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CEMM Energy-Environment-Management M Sc in Engineering (Sustainable Business Development) 7 (Autumn 2018) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German (Master Profile Logistics Management) 7 (Autumn 2018) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German 7 (Autumn 2018) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish (Master Profile Logistics Management) 7 (Autumn 2018) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish 7 (Autumn 2018) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French (Master Profile Logistics Management) 7 (Autumn 2018) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French 7 (Autumn 2018) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese (Master Profile Logistics Management) 7 (Autumn 2018) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese 7 (Autumn 2018) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese (Master Profile Logistics Management) 7 (Autumn 2018) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese 7 (Autumn 2018) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering (Master Profile Logistics Management) 7 (Autumn 2018) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2018) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CDPU Design and Product Development 9 (Autumn 2018) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2018) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Logistics) 9 (Autumn 2018) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CEMM Energy-Environment-Management 9 (Autumn 2018) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v

Main field of study

Industrial Engineering and Management

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Energy-Environment-Management M Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering
  • Design and Product Development
  • Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Energy-Environment-Management

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Basic course in Industrial Economics. Basic logistics is recommended.

Intended learning outcomes

After having completed the course the student shall:

  • Master basic concepts describing a company’s purchasing procedures.
  • Be well aware of the role of the purchasing function, and its strategic importance for a company.
  • Be well aware of how the purchasing function in different ways interacts with other functions in the company.
  • Be well aware of different purchasing strategies and be able to apply these in a situation specific context.
  • Be aware of the existing differences between public purchasing and purchasing in the private sector.
  • Master different methods for assessment and evaluation of suppliers
  • Be able to perform a supplier evaluation in a structured manner.
  • Be aware of basic negotiation techniques and strategies.
  • Be able to perform a total cost analysis within a purchasing context.

Course content

The course focuses purchasing’s strategic importance for a company. Traditional and modern views on purchasing are presented and discussed. The purchasing process, from demand specification to completed delivery, is a major influence during the course. Special attention is given to purchasing strategies, supplier evaluation, and supplier relations. Specific areas like negotiation and public purchasing are also included.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures, both from academy and the private sector. Exercises, where the students in groups practice application of stuff presented in literature and during lectures. Seminars, where the exercises are presented and discussed.

Examination

TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 54 credits
UPG1Group assignmentsU, G2 credits
The results from the different parts of the examination are weighed together to form the grade of the course (U,3,4,5).

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Uni Sallnäs

Examiner

Björn Oskarsson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 36 h
Recommended self-study hours: 124 h

Course literature

Books
Weele, Arjan J. van, (2012) Inköp och supply chain management : analys, strategi, planering och praktik
ISBN: 9789144074276
Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2012
Articles

Relevant papers/articles (presented at the course webpage at course start-up)

Books

Weele, Arjan J. van, (2012) Inköp och supply chain management : analys, strategi, planering och praktik

ISBN: 9789144074276

Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2012

Articles

Relevant papers/articles (presented at the course webpage at course start-up)

TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 4 credits
UPG1 Group assignments U, G 2 credits
The results from the different parts of the examination are weighed together to form the grade of the course (U,3,4,5).

Course syllabus

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Timetabling

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Interrupting a course

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Cancelled courses

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Regulations relating to examinations and examiners 

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Forms of examination

Examination

Written and oral examinations are held at least three times a year: once immediately after the end of the course, once in August, and once (usually) in one of the re-examination periods. Examinations held at other times are to follow a decision of the board of studies.

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The examination schedule is based on the structure of timetable modules, but there may be deviations from this, mainly in the case of courses that are studied and examined for several programmes and in lower grades (i.e. 1 and 2). 

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Code of conduct for students during examinations

Details are given in a decision in the university’s rule book: http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/VisaBeslut/622682.

Retakes for higher grade

Students at the Institute of Technology at LiU have the right to retake written examinations and computer-based examinations in an attempt to achieve a higher grade. This is valid for all examination components with code “TEN” and "DAT". The same right may not be exercised for other examination components, unless otherwise specified in the course syllabus.

Retakes of other forms of examination

Regulations concerning retakes of other forms of examination than written examinations and computer-based examinations are given in the LiU regulations for examinations and examiners, http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/VisaBeslut/622678.

Plagiarism

For examinations that involve the writing of reports, in cases in which it can be assumed that the student has had access to other sources (such as during project work, writing essays, etc.), the material submitted must be prepared in accordance with principles for acceptable practice when referring to sources (references or quotations for which the source is specified) when the text, images, ideas, data, etc. of other people are used. It is also to be made clear whether the author has reused his or her own text, images, ideas, data, etc. from previous examinations.

A failure to specify such sources may be regarded as attempted deception during examination.

Attempts to cheat

In the event of a suspected attempt by a student to cheat during an examination, or when study performance is to be assessed as specified in Chapter 10 of the Higher Education Ordinance, the examiner is to report this to the disciplinary board of the university. Possible consequences for the student are suspension from study and a formal warning. More information is available at https://www.student.liu.se/studenttjanster/lagar-regler-rattigheter?l=sv.

Grades

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Examination components

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  2. Grades Fail (U) and Pass (G) are to be used for undergraduate projects and other independent work.
  3. Examination components for which the grades Fail (U) and Pass (G) may be awarded are laboratory work (LAB), project work (PRA), preparatory written examination (KTR), oral examination (MUN), computer-based examination (DAT), home assignment (HEM), and assignment (UPG).
  4. Students receive grades either Fail (U) or Pass (G) for other examination components in which the examination criteria are satisfied principally through active attendance such as other examination (ANN), tutorial group (BAS) or examination item (MOM).

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