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Before choosing courseHM108V Purchasing and Supply Chains 7.5 creditsAdministrate About course
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* Retrieved from Course syllabus HM108V (Autumn 2012–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Strategic and operational purchasing matters, supplier base design, buyer-supplier relations, supplier selection; the purchasing role in the supplier chain.

Intended learning outcomes

Good awareness of the role and substance of purchasing and supply management in companies, public authorities, and government agencies. In a structured way be able to identify and describe essential purchasing-related terms and activities within the purchasing process. Be able to describe and explain aspects on the supplier-base design related to purchase needs, supplier relations, and sourcing strategies.

Course Disposition

Lectures, seminars, at times study visits, and project work. 6 occasions. The course is given on half-time in the daytime and in Swedish, but is not a distance-course with distance tuition.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General requirements i.e. completed upper secondary education including documented proficiency in Swedish and English (for courses given in Swedish).

Recommended prerequisites

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Access to a computer and the Internet.


Arjan J. van Weele: ”Inköp och Supply Chain Management”, 2012, Upplaga 1:1, ISBN 978-91-44- 07427-6,  Studentlitteratur AB

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • PRO1 - Project, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The written material must be passed by the examiner and a presentation which is part of the basis for grading the thesis must be performed, with the academic supervisor and/or the examiner present.

Other requirements for final grade

Passed Written Exam.

Passed Project Work.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web HM108V

Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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