The aim of this unit is to examine the processes, functions and strategies required by organisations to acquire goods, services and equipment from other organisations. The unit covers three broad dimensions of the procurement function within organisations. Firstly, the unit familiarises you with the purchasing processes employed by organisations in both the public and private sectors. Secondly, the unit discusses strategic decision-making in a range of procurement-related issues that have a direct impact on how an organisation operates. Thirdly, the unit examines the supplier-related tasks of purchasing professionals, including supplier selection and management.
|Unit name||Global Procurement|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||Maritime and Logistics Management|
|Coordinator||Doctor Hadi Rezaei Vandchali|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Spring school (November)||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Launceston||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Spring school (November)||14/11/2022||2/12/2022||29/12/2022||12/2/2023|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.
- investigate the procurement process in a range of applications including public, capital, project, retail, commodity, services and facilities procurement.
- demonstrate critical thinking and knowledge of strategic purchasing issues including, but not limited to, outsourcing, risk management, innovation, quality control and supply chain management.
- apply contemporary business principles and concepts to supplier selection and management.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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On-campus: 1 x 3 hour class weekly comprising lecture and tutorial components.
Distance: Study guide and readings
|Assessment||Examination (40%)|Engagement Quiz|Assignment: The Purchasing Process (10%)|Assignment: Case Study (30%)|Assignment: The Kraljic’s Purchasing Portfolio (20%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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