PURC C3312 - Purchasing and Supplier Management

Module Title:Purchasing and Supplier Management and Negotiation
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 8 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the student. Problem Solving Exercises - student will work as part of a team and will work together to resolve various management scenarios. Class Discussion/Debate - Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills. E-Learning - It is envisaged that the module will be supported with on-line learning materials. Self-Direct Independent Learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to introduce the student to the role of Purchasing and the selection, appraisal, negotiation with, and management of suppliers.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Describe the fundamentals of purchasing management.
LO2 Understanding of and use of Portfolio purchasing models.
LO3 Prepare briefing for and conduct negotiations with suppliers.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The objectives of Purchasing Management 20%
Corporate objectives; Departmental Objectives; Purchasing Objectives, The 'five rights' framework (Quantity, Quality, Price, Time, Supplier).
Supplier Management 20%
Supplier Sourcing; Supplier Appraisal; Supplier Selection; Performance Measurement and Management; Supplier Development;
Portfolio Purchasing Theory and Implementation 40%
Discussion on the ranges of items bought and the strategies included in Kraljics Portfolio, Kamanns Cube; Bensaou, Dutch Windmill and Buyer/supplier relationships.
Managing Negotiations 20%
Preparation for negotiations, Planning and conducting face to face meetings, Negotiation ploys and tactics, Managing teams in Negotiations
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay Individual Academic Essay 1 20.00 Week 4
Essay Individual Academic Essay 2 40.00 Week 8
Project Group Project Negotiations with Presentation 2,3 40.00 Week 12
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
Total Hours 125.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Every Week 7.50
Total Hours 9.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBLAW_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business with Law 5 Elective
CW_HHIBU_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business 5 Elective
CW_BBBBM_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Management 5 Elective
CW_BBSCM_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Supply Chain Management 5 Mandatory
CW_BBBUS_D Bachelor of Business in Business 5 Elective
CW_BBHRM_D Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management 5 Elective
CW_BBINB_D Bachelor of Business in International Business incorporating Double Degree 5 Elective
CW_BBSCM_D Bachelor of Business in Supply Chain Management 5 Mandatory