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LG212020 LOG3 Purchasing and Supply Management 6 ECTS
Organised by
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Person in charge
Harri Lorentz
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2016–2017 X
2017–2018 X

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to make the participating student fluent in the fundamental concepts and tools of purchasing and supply management, and to develop student's rudimentary analytical and decision making skills related to purchasing and supply management.


Topics such as the sourcing process and strategy, make-or-buy decisions and outsourcing, supplier evaluation, total cost of ownership, international sourcing, and supply risk management will be discussed through lectures and field cases. Exercises include case-assignments and a simulation game.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 20 h 0 h
Exercises 4 h 0 h

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English

Written examination on lectures and literature and fully approved group and individual exercises.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

2nd or 3rd year

Study materials

  1. van Weele, Arjan J., Purchasing and Supply Chain Management – Analysis, Strategy, Planning and Practice. 5th ed. Cengage Learning 2010.
  2. Lecture notes, case book and handouts.

Further information

The course is obligatory for students who have Operations & Supply Chain Management (formerly Logistics) as their major subject and have begun their studies in 2010 or later. The name of the course was previously LOG3 Ostotoiminnot ja materiaalinohjaus.

Belongs to following study modules

Turku School of Economics
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Toimitusketjujen johtamisen perus- ja aineopintojaksot (Operations and Supply Chain Management)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Marketing and International Business
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Economic Geography
International Business
Economic Sociology
Business Japanese
Business Chinese
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Multilingual Business Communication