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Sourcing: Managing the Firm's Supply Base, Group B

Course code
Course type
BSc Course
Weekly Hours
HS 2020
Prof. Dr. Felix Reimann, Prof. Dr. Lutz Kaufmann
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
  • Supply Management Structures
  • Purchasing Chessboard
  • Leveraging Competition among Suppliers
  • Changing the Nature of Demand
  • Global Sourcing
  • Cooperating with Suppliers
  • Contracting & Managing Risks
  • Performance Management
Date Time
Tuesday, 08.09.2020 11:30 - 15:15
  • 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, 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.
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