BM5403: International Sourcing

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BM5403: International Sourcing

Module Title International Sourcing
Module Code BM5403
Module Tutor Alan Marvell
School School of Business and Technology
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 5
Brief Description

The module aims to explore the complexity of International Sourcing and understand the activities involved. It will review the different demand characteristics and evaluate the consequential sourcing solutions to service the end customer requirements. Finally it will review logistics performance and partnership development.

Indicative Syllabus
  1. Introduction to International Sourcing
  2. Demand characteristics
  3. Sourcing planning (OTB, Intake and Commitment)
  4. Sourcing Decision Making
  5. International Sourcing Risks
  6. Sourcing Information
  7. Weekly sales, stock & Intake (WSSI) planning
  8. WSSI Logistics Implementation
  9. Commercial Sourcing Implications
  10. Four Case mapping activity
  11. Sustainable logistics operations
  12. Reverse logistics
  13. Logistics Performance Assessment
  14. International Sourcing Partnership Development
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module, students should be able to:

1.    Understand the complexity of International Sourcing

2.    Understand the activities involved in International Sourcing

3.    Develop a Sourcing Plan that incorporates the logistical components

4.    Understand the principals underpinning a sourcing partnership arrangement.


Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 60
Independent Learning Hours: 240
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide)
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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