BMI601 - Global Sourcing and Procurement II

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Subject Title
Global Sourcing and Procurement II

Subject Description
Global Sourcing has emerged as a key element in business strategy.  This course is a continuation of the concepts introduced in BMI502 - Global Sourcing and Procurement I
and focuses on the strategic importance of the supply function to the organization.  This advanced course addresses the procurement of goods and services as a key element in organizational planning and explores the critical issues involved in making and implementing domestic and offshore sourcing decisions.  The course utilizes ERP to demonstrate the application of key concepts.

Credit Status
One credit towards the Bachelor of Commerce - International Business Managemend Degree program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the strategic function of Procurement within the organization.
  2. Apply the cultural, legal and financial/currency complexities of global sourcing and procurement to vendor appraisal and selection.
  3. Evaluate the ethical and legal issues that affect Purchasing and Supply Chain professionals.
  4. Assess investment, recovery and renewable resources for use as a strategic source of competitive advantage.
  5. Conduct research and use metrics in the Procurement process to assist in achieving the firm’s goals.
  6. Investigate and select methods of payment appropriate for international purchases.
  7. Compare the public and private supply management processes including Procurement of goods and services from abroad.
  8. Analyze  the strategies involved in the purchase of capital goods.
  9. Appraise the advantages and disadvantages of Make or Buy, In-sourcing and Outsourcing.
  10. Demonstrate management of supplier relationships as a facet of the firm’s strategy.
  11. Apply ERP and implementation of strategic change together with the concepts and theories of international procurement.


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