TTA-15206 Sourcing and Supply Management, 5 cr

Person responsible

Mohammad Moshtari, Jussi Heikkilä


Implementation Period Person responsible Requirements
TTA-15206 2018-01 3 Jussi Heikkilä
Mohammad Moshtari
Workshop reports, challenge question assignments, simulation game and exam

Learning Outcomes

This course aims to familiarize the students with area of sourcing and supply management. In addition, the study provides understanding on selected contemporary topics such as sourcing business services and value creation in sourcing and supply management. After participating in this course the students: 1) Understand the significance and basic contents of the area of sourcing and supply management 2) Know approaches and models to support sourcing of different types of goods and services in different industries 3) Can identify specific characteristics of contemporary challenges in sourcing and supply management 4) Are able to apply their knowledge in the various challenges in the area of sourcing and supply management


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Key concepts such as sourcing categories, purchasing process, purchasing organization      
2. Spend analysis and category management      
3. Competitive bidding, supplier selection and contracting      
4. Supplier relationship management      
5. Sourcing business services      
6. Value creation and buying supplier capabilities      
7. Ethics, social responsibility and sustainability      
8. Public procurement      
9. Purchasing in humanitarian operations      

Instructions for students on how to achieve the learning outcomes

Simulation Game (group - max 30 points) Workshop Asdsignments / Challenge Questions (group - 20 points) Exam (individual - 50 points)

Assessment scale:

Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)

Partial passing:

Completion parts must belong to the same implementation


Course Mandatory/Advisable Description
TLO-11046 Supply Chain Management Advisable    

Correspondence of content

There is no equivalence with any other courses

Updated by: Heikkilä Jussi, 08.01.2019