Course Title: e Procurement and Supply Chain Technologies

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: e Procurement and Supply Chain Technologies

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr Paul R Cerotti

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5785

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 80.08.018

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course provides knowledge and skills of eProcurement, online auctions and private and public net markets facilitating B2B exchanges. An overview of B2B eBusiness issues, concepts, infrastructure, partner relationship issues and supply management will be presented and analysed in this course.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

  1. Critically analyse business practices and processes, incorporating the Internet into business practices to enhance the efficiency and effective of eBusiness, Supply Chain and Procurement processes.
  2. Apply the knowledge and skills obtained to develop and present business solutions in areas such as electronic procurement, supply chain management and business
  3. Communicate and interpret ideas related to the principles of electronic procurement in a business environment
  4. Analyse the global business information technology environment and recognise the changing needs of customers and the resulting impact on resources
  5. Critically and methodically appraise problems related to the management of procurement and supply chain operations to inform business decisions

Overview of Learning Activities

Lectures are designed to provide you with a broad understanding of concepts relating to eProcurement, the supply chain and B2B. Your active and constructive participation in these lectures is expected in addition to weekly readings and other assigned materials and careful planning and completion of assessment tasks.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT/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 tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 15%
Linked CLOs: 2, 3

Assessment Task 2: 45%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment Task 3: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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