Supply Chain Procurement

LLSMS2036  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Supply Chain Procurement
5.0 crédits
30.0 h

Thèmes abordés

Procurement's role in the value chain and the strategic dimension in the collaboration and development of
supplier relations in order to provide competitive advantage.


The course objectives are:
- To develop the mindset and skills to understand and facilitate the strategic role of sourcing and procurement in
the internal and external supply chain
- To make students familiar with best practice concepts and methods in supplier relationship management and
supply chain governance as pursued by leading edge firms
- To enable students to best use the innovation potential of the supply base
- To become familiar with best practice concepts in managing supply chain risks In general, you should be able after the course to apply best practices in managing supplier relationships.

This means also that you are able to choose the right governance mechanisms depending on the situation and potential strategic impact and develop the relationship accordingly.
Furthermore, you develop a feeling for the crucial impact factors in governing these relationships including awareness for IP, culture etc. You will also experience how unexpected incidents will affect these relationships
and your situation as well as how you can manage these.

La contribution de cette UE au développement et à la maîtrise des compétences et acquis du (des) programme(s) est accessible à la fin de cette fiche, dans la partie « Programmes/formations proposant cette unité d’enseignement (UE) ».


- Procurement and External Supply Chain

- Procurement and Internal Supply Chain

- Supply Network Planning

- Strategic Cost Management & E-Auctions

- Supply Chain Coordination

- Negotiation Clinic

Méthodes d'enseignement

A major part of the course consists of lectures related to the literature and some guest lectures from industry
with leading practitioners. In addition, case discussion and short tasks during the course will further facilitate
learning. An important asset of the course is the negotiation clinic in which participants will further develop
their negotiation skills. The group and individual assignments are also an important pillar for the overall
learning success.

Modes d'évaluation
des acquis des étudiants

Continuous evaluation

  • Date:
  • Type of evaluation:
  • Comments: Case solutions including group work written reports, class presentations, individual report submissions

Evaluation week

  • Oral:
  • Written: written open-book exam in English
  • Unavailability or comments:

Examination session

  • Oral:
  • Written: written open-book exam in English
  • Unavailability or comments:
Autres infos

Excerpts from the references.


Van Weele, A.J (2014) Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. Analysis, Strategy,
Planning and Practice, Thomson
Axelsson, B., F. Rozemeijer, F. Wynstra (2005) Developing Sourcing Capabilities: From
Insight to Strategic Change. John Wiley

Faculté ou entité
en charge

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Intitulé du programme
Master [120] : ingénieur de gestion

Master [120] : ingénieur de gestion

Master [120] en sciences de gestion

Master [120] en sciences de gestion