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Fall 2022  ›  Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration  ›  1st Semester  ›  Introduction to Business

Sourcing: Managing the Firm's Supply Base, Group D 2

Course Code:
Prof. Dr. Felix Reimann, Prof. Dr. Lutz Kaufmann
Course Type:
BSc Course
Week Hours:
Fall 2022
(Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.)
  • Strategic Positioning of Sourcing
  • Segmenting Spend using Sourcing Portfolios
  • Leveraging Competition among Suppliers
  • Cooperating and Managing Risks
  • Changing the Nature of Demand
  • Digitalization in Procurement
Thursday, 08/09/2022
11:30 AM till 03:15 PM
Tuesday, 13/09/2022
11:30 AM till 03:15 PM
Tuesday, 20/09/2022
11:30 AM till 03:15 PM
Tuesday, 27/09/2022
11:30 AM till 03:15 PM
Tuesday, 04/10/2022
11:30 AM till 03:15 PM
Tuesday, 11/10/2022
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
  • Grasp the strategic importance of the procurement function
  • Navigate increasingly complex global supply markets and supply networks
  • Identify, audit, and qualify suppliers
  • Negotiate with suppliers
  • Decide on the optimal means of collaboration/competition
  • Implement performance measurement activities within the procurement function
Primary literature, including case studies, will be included in the course pack.

Secondary literature will be announced in the course pack.
Lectures, Case studies
Exam (60 Min), case studies, individual assignment.
Please note: In case you need to retake the module (because of having failed the module at the first attempt), your grade will be based exclusively on a resit exam.