Course Title: Strategic Procurement Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Strategic Procurement Management

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr Zaheed Halim

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5209

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course provides concepts, theories, skills and processes related to strategic procurement management that an organisation requires in order to procure goods and services.
These processes include activities such as supplier selection, supplier relationship management, pricing and terms negotiation, supplier performance management and other strategic issues.

This course provides you with a capstone experience, which will give you the opportunity to integrate, critically reflect on and consolidate what you have learnt in your program.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Explain and evaluate the key concepts, theories and processes in the field of strategic procurement management
  2. Select and design procurement related principles and approaches in the formulation of strategic procurement management, administer the supplier selection and negotiation process
  3. Investigate and apply procurement related techniques and methods in the integration of strategic procurement management
  4. Evaluate and measure alternative strategic sourcing in the context of a flexible global supply chain
  5. Build and display appropriate leadership and organizing abilities in leveraging resources, capabilities, and competencies of a group to critically analyse situations and develop solutions to procurement related problems
  6. Develop multiple management skill including critical thinking, working in a group environment, oral and written presentation skills
  7. Apply research principles and methods to design innovative solutions in procurement management

Overview of Learning Activities

The course will be conducted primarily by lecture and class discussion. These may be supported by relevant case studies. Assessed assignment tasks also form part of your learning experience.
In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT Studies\Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.
Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.
Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 3, 5, 7
Assessment Task 2: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.