The overall objective of this course is to give an insight into modern methods of purchasing management through sessions which deal with general academic presentations (lectures) and others where outside speakers from the industrial field will illustrate real cases and examples.
This course, after a presentation of the strategic and organisational issues of the purchasing function, is primarily orientated on 'supplier relationship' management 'tools' (supplier evaluation, supplier development, negotiation...) AND 'tools' for carrying out the two jobs of a purchaser: 'series purchaser' and 'project purchaser' (product cost analysis, added value of upstream purchases).
At the end of the course, students are able to be involved in a purchasing structure, they are aware of the issues at hand and the tools available.
The main points covered in this course are:
• Introduction to the purchasing function • Strategic and organisational issues of the purchasing function • Purchasing performance • Determining purchasing costs • Purchasing product development projects • Evaluation of supplier performance
• Group work on a purchasing subject (+ oral presentation in front of a panel of teachers from the school and an external professional purchaser)
E1 = Assessment from the 1st exam period E2 = Written exam with no documents from the 2nd exam period
N1 = Final mark from the 1st exam period N2 = Final mark from the 2nd exam period