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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.
You will find the content covered in units JNB624 Supply Chain Management, JNB522
Business Logistics, JNB739 Strategic Management and JNB639 Warehousing and Inventory Management relevant to this topic.


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
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the key concepts, practices and processes related to strategic procurement decisions
  • Discuss the strategic procurement functions and their integration with company‚Äôs 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 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
089901 $1,892.00 $1,482.00 not applicable $2,837.00

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AssessmentASSIGNMENT 1: Online Quiz (10%)|ASSIGNMENT 3: Essay (20%)|ASSIGNMENT 2: Case study (30%)|Final exam (40%)
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