Courses & Units

Strategic Procurement Management JNB637



The unit develops critical knowledge and understanding of procurement from the logistics and supply chain management perspectives. It covers the procurement process, procurement management strategies, procurement marketing and segmentation, international sourcing, supplier relationship management, price/cost analysis, negotiations and contract management, information technologies and future developments, and practical applications in various contexts, such as procurement for various types of goods and services, procurement for the public and retail sector, outsourcing, and capital and commodity procurement. It is crucial to the in-depth understanding of logistics management and the ability to do critical thinking and strategic planning of logistics operations. This unit also provides strategic procurement related approaches, techniques and methods to improve procurement performance.


Unit name Strategic Procurement Management
Unit code JNB637
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Maritime and Logistics Management
Coordinator Doctor Hadi Rezaei Vandchali
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and knowledge of key concepts, practices and processes in the strategic procurement decisions including but not limited to procurement marketing, total cost of ownership, contract management, international procurement, deployment of supplier policy and supplier relationship management.
  • Investigate and analyse the strategic procurement functions and their integration with company’s supply chain to effectively manage supply as a holistic process
  • Apply strategic procurement related approaches, techniques and methods to improve procurement performance
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
089901 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable $2,702.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Mutual Exclusions

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AssessmentEngagement quiz|ASSIGNMENT 1: THE KRALJIC’S PURCHASING PORTFOLIO (15%)|Final exam (40%)|ASSIGNMENT 3: Online Quiz (15%)|ASSIGNMENT 2: Develop a supplier evaluation model (30%)
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