The course takes place in period

1 (2021-08-01 to 2021-10-24)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of this course is for the student to: Understand the importance of purchasing and the impact on the company?s profitability Understand the concept of purchasing and Category Management Understand the purchasing process and its different stages Know some tools for assortment planning, inventory control and how to estimate the demand of a product Understand the impact of purchasing decisions on the sustainability of the company?s logistical operations Learn the tools and tactics in negotiations according to different negotiation situations.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to: Be able to conduct a purchasing process Be familiar with tools how to increase the profitability of a product category Be familiar with tools how integrate sustainability in the purchasing process Understand the relationship between negotiations and its effects on the purchasing process

Course contents

The student works with separate purchasing tools and will conduct a case study.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Introduction to logistics

Previous course names

Purchasing 2019-20

Recommended or required reading

Bailey, Farmer, Jessop & Jones 2005, Purchasing Principles and management, FT Prentice Hall. Can be found on Perlego Badenhorst-Weiss JA, Cilliers JO, Dlamini W, Ambe IM, Purchasing and supply management 7 Additional litterature: Ellengaard, C. 2006, Small company purchasing: A research agenda. Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management, Nr 12, page 272-283 Ellengaard, C. 2009, The purchasing orientation of small company owners. Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, Nr 24, page 291-300 Van Weele, A.J. & Arbin, K. 2019. Inköp och Supply Chain Management, Studentlitteratur AB Van Weele, A.J & Arbin, K. 2018. Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, Cengage Learning EMEA

Study activities

  • Lectures - 21 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 12 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 67 hours
  • Individual studies - 35 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the compulsory elements of the course and receive at least 50 points of the maximum 100 points in the course. A group assignment including a complete purchasing process (max 90 points) An individual assignment (quiz) (max 10 points)


  • Adlercreutz Erica
  • Henriksson Robert


Adlercreutz Erica

Group size

No limit (50 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2021-08-09 to 2021-08-29

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2021-09-02 12:00 - 15:00 B518 Purchasing Adlercreutz Erica
Henriksson Robert
2021-09-09 12:00 - 15:00 B518 Purchasing Adlercreutz Erica
Henriksson Robert
2021-09-16 12:00 - 15:00 Purchasing Adlercreutz Erica
Henriksson Robert
2021-09-23 12:00 - 15:00 B518 Purchasing Adlercreutz Erica
Henriksson Robert
2021-09-30 13:00 - 16:00 Purchasing Adlercreutz Erica
Henriksson Robert
2021-10-07 12:00 - 15:00 Purchasing Adlercreutz Erica
Henriksson Robert
2021-10-14 10:15 - 13:15 Purchasing Adlercreutz Erica
Henriksson Robert
2021-10-21 12:00 - 16:00 Purchasing Adlercreutz Erica
Henriksson Robert

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