Topic outline

  • Kursinhalte und Gliederung

    Background and Motivation

    Electronic Procurement covers both the IT-based support of operational as well as of strategic processes in Supply Management. In this course (Part II), strategic sourcing processes, Electronic Market Places and Electronic Auctions, Supplier Relationship Management and other strategic tasks are focused. Therefore, a broad range of applications in Electronic Procurement will be covered, some of them already well established, though usually not comprehensively implemented, others fairly new to most companies. In all instances, we focus on IP-based IT systems, so that traditional software (e.g. ERP systems) are not specifically addressed.

    Module Objectives

    You acquire relevant knowledge regarding the potentials of IT-supported strategic procurement processes. Related to this, you will get a profound overview regarding the types of solutions that are available for the different related procurement tasks. You will also be able to evaluate the benefits and design solutions for real-life applications.

    Module Contents

    The module is designed in a distance electronic learning format. Based on extensive experience regarding practical applications as well as empirical data and theoretical foundations the domain of IT-based Supply Management regarding strategic processes will be presented to you via an electronic learning system. You will learn about different strategies for optimizing and managing procurement processes via adequate IT tools. While working through the contents, you will have the opportunity to interact with the instructors of this module. In a management report you will finally describe how to best utilize Electronic Procurement.The following topic areas will be covered intensively within this module:

    - Strategic Procurement Processes and their IT support

    - Electronic Market Places and Electronic (reverse) Auctions

    - Spend Analysis and Supply Market Analysis and related IT tools

    - IT-supported Supplier Relationship Management


    Module 0

    Lesson 1: Procurement: Tasks and Objects

    Lesson 2: Categorization of IT-Tools

    Lesson 3: lntegrated strategic and operational IT-based processes in procurement: The SCOPE Specs


    Module 2: Strategic processes and tools

    Lesson 1: Strategic issues and processes in Supply Management

    Lesson 2: Etectronic market places: Aim, structure, and functionalities

    Lesson 3: E-Sourcing: lssues, processes, and Tools

    Lesson 4: E-Auctions: Principles and Tools

    Lesson 5: Spend Analysis and Supply Market Analysis

    Lesson 6: IT-supported Supplier Relationship Management

    Lesson 7: Collaboration Tools in Supply Management