Supply Chain Procurement

llsms2036  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Supply Chain Procurement
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h
Agrell Per Joakim; Blome Constantin;
Main themes
Procurement's role in the value chain and the strategic dimension in the collaboration and development of
supplier relations in order to provide competitive advantage.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The course objectives are:
- To develop the mindset and skills to understand and facilitate the strategic role of sourcing and procurement in
the internal and external supply chain
- To make students familiar with best practice concepts and methods in supplier relationship management and
supply chain governance as pursued by leading edge firms
- To enable students to best use the innovation potential of the supply base
- To become familiar with best practice concepts in managing supply chain risks In general, you should be able after the course to apply best practices in managing supplier relationships.
This means also that you are able to choose the right governance mechanisms depending on the situation and potential strategic impact and develop the relationship accordingly.
Furthermore, you develop a feeling for the crucial impact factors in governing these relationships including awareness for IP, culture etc. You will also experience how unexpected incidents will affect these relationships
and your situation as well as how you can manage these.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
- Procurement and External Supply Chain
- Procurement and Internal Supply Chain
- Supply Network Planning
- Strategic Cost Management & E-Auctions
- Supply Chain Coordination
- Negotiation Clinic
Teaching methods
A major part of the course consists of lectures related to the literature and some guest lectures from industry
with leading practitioners. In addition, case discussion and short tasks during the course will further facilitate
learning. An important asset of the course is the negotiation clinic in which participants will further develop
their negotiation skills. The group and individual assignments are also an important pillar for the overall
learning success.
Evaluation methods
Continuous evaluation
  • Date:
  • Type of evaluation:
  • Comments: Case solutions including group work written reports, class presentations, individual report submissions
Evaluation week
  • Oral:
  • Written: written open-book exam in English
  • Unavailability or comments:
Examination session
  • Oral:
  • Written: written open-book exam in English
  • Unavailability or comments:
Other information
Excerpts from the references.
Van Weele, A.J (2014) Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. Analysis, Strategy,
Planning and Practice, Thomson
Axelsson, B., F. Rozemeijer, F. Wynstra (2005) Developing Sourcing Capabilities: From
Insight to Strategic Change. John Wiley
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] : Business Engineering

Master [120] : Business Engineering

Master [120] in Management

Master [120] in Management