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HM1M01 Purchasing and Supply Chains 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus HM1M01 (Autumn 2013–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

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 structures 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.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

University studies of at least 120 credits (Swedish hp) and documented proficiency in Swedish B and English A, or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Access to a computer and to 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 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, grading scale: 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Passed written exam and passed project.

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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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