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Procurement and Sourcing (Bachelor Program)

(Prof. Dr. Stefan Minner & M.Sc. Christian Mandl, spring/summer term)

Monday 15:00-16:30 in 2100 & Tuesday 9:45-11:15 in 0534



  • Exam review on Wednesday, February 24th (8.00-11.00 a.m.). Please register for a time slot under
  • Redo exam in Procurement & Sourcing on February 3, 2016. 9.45 - 11.15 in room N1090. Auxiliary means: Non-programmable calculator and formula sheet (1 DIN-A4, two-sided).


Course description: The course covers the following topics ...

  • Introduction to Procurement and Sourcing
  • Sourcing Strategy and Global Sourcing
  • Supplier Evaluation and Selection
  • Materials Management
  • Outsourcing and Partnership
  • Quality Management
  • Procurement Contracts and Coordination
  • Auctions
  • Bargaining and Negotiations
  • Procurement of Equipment
  • Transportation Procurement
  • Commodity Procurement 

Learning objectives

The objective is to get an overview of the basic problems, concepts and technologies of logistics and operations strategy and learn decision support techniques to make decisions in centralized and decentralized value chains.



The course consists of a sequence of lectures, exercise classes and case studies. Further, the participants will learn how to model and analyze purchasing and supply chain design and control problems using quantitative methods. Basic concepts will be illustrated using Excel-sheets.


Important dates

  • Lectures start on: 13.04.2015
  • Final Exam: 14.07.2015, 9.45-11.15, room N1080 


  • Benton, W.C. (2010), Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, 2nd ed, McGraw-Hill.
  • Van Weele, A.J. (2010), Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, 5th ed, Cengage.

Course Material

  • Syllabus
  • The password will be announced during the first session.