TLOG2006 - Purchasing and Supply Management


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Importance of purchasing for the firm - industrial purchasing behaviour - the purchasing process - purchasing management - supplier markets - market structures and supplier market exploration - developing purchasing strategy - purchasing and quality management - negotiation techniques - organization of purchasing - sustainability and purchasing - public procurement

Learning outcome

Learning outcome:


- the candidate should have an understanding of how the purchase function affects the organization's goals

- the candidate should have basic knowledge of the role of purchasing in the supply chain

- the candidate should have an understanding of different forms of buyer-supplier cooperation

- the candidate should be familiar with procurement techniques and routines


- the candidate should be able to analyze purchasing issues and solve these by applying different models and methods

- the candidate should be able to design a complete purchasing process

General competence:

- the candidate should be able to assess issues, and find appropriate methods of solution

- the candidate (as part of a group) should be able to provide a critical assessment of their own solutions of purchasing problems

- the candidate should have the ability to solve problems in collaboration with others as well as communicating these

Learning methods and activities

Teaching methods and activities: Lectures, group assignments, practical practice, submission tasks.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory exercises

Further on evaluation

The examination form may be changed from written to oral in re-sit examination. Compulsory exercise must be approved to proceed up to graduation.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Logistics - Engineering (FTHINGLOG)

Course materials

Curriculum literature (textbook) will be informed at the beginning of the semester

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SMF2010 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
TLOG2005 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
AM304220 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
More on the course



Version: A
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Organization and Leadership
  • Engineering
  • Economics and Administration
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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