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Strategic Sourcing Syllabus


Lecture # Subject Title
Lecture Faculty: Tobias Schoenherr, PhD
Facilitating Faculty: Tobias Schoenherr, PhD
Week 1: Introduction to Strategic Sourcing and Supply Management
1 Introduction, Part 1
2 Introduction, Part 2
3 Introduction, Part 3
4 The State of Supply Management
5 Article Discussion: Strategic Sourcing
6 Supply Chain Strategy and Roles
7 Article Discussion: What is the Right Supply Chain
Week 2 The P2P Process, Purchasing Organization, and Commodity Strategy Development
8 The Procure-to-Pay Process
9 Purchasing Organization and Structure, Part 1
10 Purchasing Organization and Structure, Part 2
11 Commodity Strategy Development: Introduction
12 Commodity Strategy Development: Process
13 Commodity Strategy Development: Considerations
Week 3: Supplier Evaluation and Selection and the Analytic Hierarchy Process
14 Supplier Evaluation and Selection, Part 1
15 Supplier Evaluation and Selection, Part 2
16 The Analytic Hierarchy Process: Overview and Example, Part 1
17 The Analytic Hierarchy Process: Overview and Example, Part 2
18 The Analytic Hierarchy Process: Exercise and Extensions
19 Article Discussion: Assessing Supply Chain Risks with AHP
20 Case Study: Spin Master Toys
Week 4: Supplier Performance Management, Quality Management, and Supply Base Integration
21 Supplier Performance Management, Part 1
22 Supplier Performance Management, Part 2
23 Supplier Performance Management, Part 3
24 Case Study: Metalcraft Supplier Scorecard
25 Quality Management for Strategic Sourcing
26 Supply Base Integration and Development
Week 5: Global Sourcing and Outsourcing
27 Global Sourcing, Part 1
28 Global Sourcing, Part 2
29 Global Sourcing, Part 3
30 Outsourcing
31 Case Study: Lego Group
Week 6: Electronic Procurement and Strategic Cost Management
32 Electronic Procurement, Part 1
33 Electronic Procurement, Part 2
34 Electronic Procurement, Focus on Reverse Auctions
35 Strategic Cost Management, Part 1
36 Strategic Cost Management, Part 2
37 Strategic Cost Management, Part 3
Week 7: Negotiations, Law, and Contract Management
38 Negotiations, Part 1
39 Negotiations, Part 2
40 Negotiations, Part 3
41 Purchasing Law and Contract Management, Part 1
42 Purchasing Law and Contract Management, Part 2
Week 8: Ethics and Green Procurement
43 Purchasing Ethics
44 Case Study: IKEA
45 Green Procurement
46 Future of Purchasing