The course takes place in period

1 (2022-08-01 to 2022-10-23)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

Fact-based decision making


Local and Global Societal Competencies

Learning outcomes

Once you have completed the study unit you will
have the:

the ability to explain the importance of
purchasing and how it is connected to the
profitability of a business (knowledge)

the ability to compare and classify suppliers in
appropriate categories in order to select a
suitable strategic approach (skill)

skills to describe and conduct a purchasing
process (skill)

a critical attitude in selecting tools for
integrating sustainability in the purchasing

Course contents

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

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Introduction to logistics

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 literature:
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
  • Hongell Linn


Adlercreutz Erica

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2022-08-10 to 2022-09-06

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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