Study module

Show teaching events
A380A0102 Purchasing tools and cost management, 6 cr 
Code A380A0102  Validity 01.08.2019 -
Name Purchasing tools and cost management  Abbreviation Purchasing tool 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Business and Management 

Katrina Lintukangas 

Description by Study Guide

Location: Lappeenranta

Replaces the course A380A0101 Supplier Assessment and Purchasing Tools


B.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) 3



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Professor, D.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) Katrina Lintukangas


The aim of the course is to give extensive general knowledge about the useful tools, systems and methods related to evaluation and management of supply networks and cost management in supply chain. After completion of the course students can:
- recognize different inventory management methods
- calculate the key figures related to material management
- recognize the cost management methods in supply management

- understand the role of working capital in firm's profitability
- recognize the means of supply chain finance
- name the main determinants related to performance measurement


Key figures of inventory management, price and cost analyses, total cost management, business process improvement methods, management of working capital, cost management ja supply chain finance.

Teaching Methods 

Lectures and preparation for lectures 12 h. Exercises 6 h including the instructions of case assignment. Calculations and writing of the case report 70 h. Exam and reading for exam 72 h, 2nd period. Total workload for student 160 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

Grade 0-5, evaluation 0-100 points, written exam 70%, case-report 30%, both assignments must be passed to obtain final grade.

Course Materials 

Lecture slides, Assigned reading, collection of articles Lysons, K. & Farrington, B.,2006. Purchasing and supply chain management, 7th ed., Prentice Hall.


The principles of purchasing and supply management

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 


Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 

max 5


Current and upcoming courses
No teaching events

Upcoming exams
No exams