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Type of course


Recommended year of study


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.Both deterministic and probabilistic inventory models are discussed in detail.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

basics in logistics

Previous course names


Additional information

Compulsory guest lectures and deadlines

Study activities

  • Lectures - 18 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 8 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 18 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 28 hours
  • Individual studies - 33 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 28 hours


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

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

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


  • Björk Kaj-Mikael
  • Hongell Linn


Hongell Linn

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

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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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