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Procurement Practicalities

Procurement Practicalities

Code: SCM3LF107
Scope: 5 ECTS  
Timing: semesters 4 - 6
Language: English
Curriculum: GLOBBA16
Course level: Specialisation Studies
Course type: elective

Starting level and linkage with other courses
Prerequisites: SCM1LF101 Basics of Supply Chain Management and ICT1LF102 ERP and Project Management.

Learning outcomes
You learn procurement from the operational point of view. As there are various hands-on exercises with SAP, you learn to use different procurement functionalities in SAP, such as inventory management and logistics invoice verification.


  • basic procurement process
  • material requirements planning
  • sources of supply
  • supplier contracts
  • pricing in procurement
  • inventory management
  • logistics invoice verification

Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)
If you have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, you can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through your studies. More information and instructions for RPL are available at MyNet.

Cooperation with the business community
Different types of software are used for procurement operations. SAP is one of the most prominent softwares and many companies use it in their daily business operations, also in procurement.

SAP is used globally so the knowledge that you learn during this course is valid internationally.

Course format
Contact and distant sessions.

Students' performance is graded on the following scale: Excellent (5), Very good (4), Good (3), Satisfactory (2), Fair (1), Fail (0).
A link to the joint assessment grid. The assessment of one’s own learning.

Course teacher(s)
Tiina Siilasto

Learning materials
Materials to be announced in the implementation plan.