Singapore University of Social Sciences

Sourcing and Supply Management

Sourcing and Supply Management (LOG303)

Applications Open: 01 October 2021

Applications Close: 30 November 2021

Next Available Intake: January 2022

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Business Administration

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education + (ACE+), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C), Resilience

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: School of Business


Purchasing and supply management decisions are crucial because they impact directly on the competitive position and operational efficiency of organisations. This course provides students with an understanding of the purchasing operations and structure, so that they gain an appreciation of the role purchasing plays in the supply chain. The course considers how purchasing evaluates, selects, manages and improves supplier performance. It equips students with the relevant approaches and techniques for managing strategic sourcing (including global sourcing), as well as an understanding of contractual and legal issues.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • The Purchasing Process
  • Purchasing Policy and Procedures
  • Supply Management and Commodity Strategy Development
  • Supplier Evaluation and Selection
  • Supplier Management and Development
  • Worldwide Sourcing
  • Strategic Cost Management
  • Purchasing and Supply Chain Analysis
  • Negotiation
  • Contract Management
  • Purchasing Law and Ethics
  • Performance Measurement and Evaluation

Learning Outcome

  • Show the importance of purchasing for an organisation and a supply chain, the purchasing process, purchasing policy and procedures.
  • Formulate effective strategies for supply management and supplier evaluation.
  • Examine the approaches to supplier management and worldwide sourcing.
  • Analyse supplier costs and purchasing processes using suitable techniques.
  • Plan effectively for supply management negotiation and contracting.
  • Appraise the legal and ethical issues in purchasing.
  • Propose a framework for measuring and evaluating purchasing performance.
  • Relate the strategies and techniques in purchasing and supply management to the work environment.
  • Develop the essential knowledge and interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team.
  • Demonstrate written proficiency.
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