Level/category

Professional studies

Teaching language

Swedish

Type of course

Optional

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

2

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that the student understands the value of the purchasing activity and that they can use important purchasing and inventory tools.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to understand the purchasing process and to understand the relationship between inventory- fix capital and purchase.

Course contents

The student works with separate purchasing and inventory tools as ABC-analyses and purchase agreements. Deterministic and stochastic inventory models are presented in detail.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

basics in logistics

Previous course names

None

Additional information

Students with Logistics as their extension studies will have first priority on the course. Compulsory deadlines for all parts and assignments.

Recommended or required reading

l. Proffs i inköp; Ulf Skoog & Conny Widlund 2001, ISBN 91-972102-1-8, or later 2. Logistik (läran om effektiva materialflöden), Jonsson & Mattson, 2005, ISBN 91-44-04182-9. chapters 11, 12, 15 3. An Introduction to Management Science by Anderson, Sweeney, Williams och Wisniemski ISBN 978-1-84480-595-2 Only chapter 11 (inventory models) 4 Other material given during the course.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 10 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 12 hours
  • Small-group work - 10 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 33 hours
  • Individual studies - 48 hours

Workload

  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

The Inventory part will be graded based on a small exam and some exercises. The purchasing part will be graded based on a case made for an external partner. Grading is based on written assignments and oral presentations.

Teacher

  • Björk Kaj-Mikael
  • Relander Siv

Examiner

Björk Kaj-Mikael

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

se arbs

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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