Procurement Management

Procurement Management

Order Description
This is an individual assessment worth 50% of the module mark. Word length 3000 words (do not exceed word limit). Do not include the cover page, abstract, table of contents or References section in the word count.

Your paper should have a clear structure, with:

– a cover page (student number, module title, assignment title, word count (effective, not max), declaration of originality
– an abstract (300 words max, one single paragraph)
– a table of contents
– the main body of the paper – you have full creative control over the structure, but do use section headings to signpost your work
– references list – this is mandatory at Master level

Assignment Brief
A proactive strategic procurement operation can give the organisation it
represents a competitive advantage by reducing waste in the value chain. For
an organisation of your choice, you are asked to critically examine the
contribution that the Procurement function makes to the firm’s competitive
This coursework should follow a structured approach and should be prepared
and presented as an academic report. You should undertake a relevant
literature review that helps inform your investigation. Please also ensure that
the Harvard Referencing System is adhered to and fully complied with. It is
acceptable to focus on one or more of the areas below or to provide an overall
Procurement review:
? Procurement Strategy
? Supply Chain Management
? Procurement Processes
? Strategic Sourcing
? e-procurement
? Sustainable Procurement
? Supply Risk

Relates to Learning Outcomes:
? Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of procurement for
global organisations operating in complex market environments
? Locate, synthesise and critically evaluate recent/current information
from a wide range of published literature in the area of Project Risk and Procurement Management

Procurement Principles and Management by Baily, Peter et al (alternative e-book requested)
Unit 4 Strategic Procurement and SCM: Chapter 2
Unit 5 Sustainable Procurement Processes Chapter 17
Unit 6 Supply Chain Risk – Chapter 12

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