15 credits at SCQF level 11
- Start Date
- Course Length
15 weeks including delivery and assessment
- Mode of Attendance
Online distance learning
- Academic School
- Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment
- Accredited By
Advanced Commercial Supply Chain & Category Management [SUM408] 15 credits at SCQF level 11
One of a set of 9 competency-led topics that have been designed in close collaboration with industry practitioners and incorporate real world case studies and scenarios.
They are accredited by both the RICS and CIOB and align with the RICS competency framework.
This module covers the principles of category management, market segmentation analysis and commercial leverage methodologies.
You will learn how to develop the business case for strategic sourcing. This module includes the topics of internal demand levers and external supply chain levers, how to use purchasing and sourcing portfolio analysis techniques (including spend criticality analysis) and the methodologies and options for selecting make−buy and strategic sourcing planning.
You will also learn about the barriers to sourcing strategy implementation and the methodologies involved in Request for Information (RFIs) / Request for Proposal (RFPs).
2. What you will study
- Definition and application of category management and supply chain processes in the context of commercial management projects.
- Application of the principles of category management, market segmentation analysis and development of a business case in specific situations.
- Selection of options with regard to strategic sourcing and implementation.
- Implementation of sourcing portfolio analysis techniques relevant to specific situations.
3. How you will learn
Learning will take place through the University online virtual learning environment (VLE), Campus Moodle, with a mix of online lectures, tutorials and self-guided study. Each topic within the Module will have a number of obligatory activities aimed at emphasising the learning. You are also required to contribute to number of discussion forums on particular subject matter and case studies.
The module will be assessed by one main piece of coursework and a number of specified activities.
4. Entry Requirements
Relevant industry experience and/or a good honours degree.
5. Placements and Accreditations
This module is part of a MSc Course which is accredited by:
6. How to apply
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At the end of this module you will have a broad knowledge and understanding of the energy sectors. You could progress to other modules within the commercial practice course to gain additional credits towards the full MSc. This will give you the qualification to work within the energy sector as a commercial manager and other fields with the energy sector.
8. Fees and Payment Options
The fee for this course is £1,130
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