SIB530 - International Procurement Systems

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Subject Title
International Procurement Systems

Subject Description
Technology and globalization have drastically changed sourcing and procurement for any products and services. This course focuses on how and where to search out product, service and component sources on a global basis. Major topics covered include preparation techniques, pricing/costing, timing, tracking stock deliveries and inventories, and procurement for international organizations. Students will use SAP and understand its role in sourcing and procurement.

Credit Status
One credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the role and planning of Global Supply Chain Networks.
  2. Analyze and apply the internal and external environment for purchasing.
  3. Apply the correct INCO terms, and trade documents to International purchasing situations.
  4. Apply the Total Cost of Ownership calculations to a simple international purchase.
  5. Apply SAP's procurement process to a variety of situations using direct, RFQ and contract processes.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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