MGMT371-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


The course introduces the concept and practices of supply chain management. In particular the course covers in-depth the topics of procurement, supply chain collaboration, information exchange and the use of information technology in supply chain, sustainability and risk issues, and outsourcing. The course then discusses logistics management and its implications in business.

The estimated workload breakdown for MGMT371S2 is:

Lectures 24 hours
Tutorial 10 hours
Mid Semester Test 2 hours
Final Exam 2 hours
Quiz 2 hours
Test + Exam + Quiz Preparation 75 hours
Tutorial Preparation 10 hours
Group Assignment 25 hours
Total 150 hours

Learning Outcomes

  • The aims of this course (for students) are to:
  • understand the core concepts of purchasing and supply chain management;
  • apply the theoretical concepts in analysing business cases;
  • enhance the level of critical thinking.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


(1) MGMT270 or MSCI270; and (2) A further 45 points at 200-level or above


MSCI321, MSCI371

Equivalent Courses


Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Mesbahuddin Chowdhury

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Benton, W. C; Purchasing and supply chain management ; Fourth edition; SAGE Publications, Inc., 2021.

Chopra, Sunil; Supply chain management : strategy, planning and operation ; Seventh edition, global edition; Pearson Education Limited, 2019.

Langley, C. John et al; Supply chain management : a logistics perspective ; 11e; Cengage, 2021.

Monczka, Robert M. et al; Purchasing & supply chain management ; 7th edition; Cengage, 2021.

All of the above text books are available in the Library. You can borrow the book to copy the specific chapter.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $868.00

International fee $4,075.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Management, Marketing and Tourism .

All MGMT371 Occurrences

  • MGMT371-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023