Sourcing Strategy

llsms2037  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Sourcing Strategy
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
Blome Constantin; Henke Michael;
Main themes
Development and implementation of sourcing strategies

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

1 During their programme, students of the LSM Master's in management or Master's in Business engineering will have developed the following capabilities'
- To implement and apply professional category strategies
- To become familiar with the arsenal of potential sourcing strategies
- To experience best practices in sourcing strategies and learn their hurdles and success factors
- To learn how to provide a thorough supply analysis to derive superior sourcing strategies

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”.
- Category Strategy
- Outsourcing, Offshoring & Global Sourcing
- Supply Chain Risk Management
- Sustainable Procurement & Procurement Ethics
- Procurement 4.0 & Internet of Things
- Supply Chain Finance
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
  • In-class activities
Interactive seminar
Project based learning
role playing/simulation
  • At home activities
Exercices to prepare the lecture
Paper work
Students presentation
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