Procurement Organisation and Scope

llsms2038  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Procurement Organisation and Scope
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;
Main themes
The procurement process, organization and evaluation, based both on theory and practical experience.

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 make you familiar with strategic and operational best practice processes in sourcing & procurement
- To become proficient in the operational procurement process and understand which levers enable a high
- To provide you with an understanding of the scope of S& P
- To learn how to set up a high impact S& P organization and enable high employee performance
- To experience the best practice examples of how to enable a strategic S& P unit as well as to learn the basic
requirements (e.g. law) .
In general, you should be able after the course to have the right mindset for delivering value add with
procurement, know how to set-up efficient and effective operation procurement processes and how to enable the
S&P function to provide strategic value

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”.
- Strategic Importance, Scope & Organizational Context
- Procurement Settings across Industries
- Operational Procurement Process
- Strategic Procurement Process
- IT Tools & High-Impact Organisation
- Performance Metrics
Teaching methods
A major part of the course consists of lectures related to the literature and some guest lectures from industry
with leading practitioners. Minicases and a semester project during the course will further facilitate learning.
Methods :
In-class activities
  • Interactive seminar
  • Project based learning
  • role playing/simulation
At home activities
  • Exercices to prepare the lecture
  • Paper work
  • Students presentation
Evaluation methods
Continuous evaluation
  • Date:
  • Type of evaluation: Written and oral presentation of group work, final written open-book exam.
  • Comments:
Evaluation week
  • Oral:
  • Written: Written and oral presentation of group work, final written open-book exam.
  • Unavailability or comments:
Examination session
  • Oral:
  • Written: Written and oral presentation of group work, final written open-book exam.
  • Unavailability or comments:
Van Weele, A.J (2014) Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. Analysis, Strategy,
Planning and Practice, Thomson
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