University College Ghent
Geraard de Duivelstraat 5 - 9000 Ghent - Belgium
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Sourcing (English language)35964/4701/2122/1/45
Study guide

Sourcing (English language)

Academic year 2021-22
Is found in:
  • International Curriculum Business, Retail and Languages, programme stage 3
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Weight: 3,00
Total study time: 75,00 hours
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Special admission is required to enrol in this course unit under credit contract.
Co-ordinator: Van Bastelaere Karen
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 1

Final objectives

can adequately and efficiently carry out complex tasks in the various subdomains of logistics, in keeping with the professional deontology
can autonomously analyse logistics business issues and processes, and optimise them from a management helicopter view and/or from a particular field of expertise taking into account economic, financial, legal basic concepts and basic concepts of sustainability
can formulate advice concerning the optimal development direction of a logistics business issue or a business process
can apply the complex regulations, procedures and tariffs within an international logistics context


Can describe and clarify basic principles, documents and concepts from the purchasing procedure.
Can use basic principles, documents and concepts from the purchasing procedure in the right context.
Can process a purchase dossier taking into account legislation, preconditions and deontological rules.


Purchasing within the supply chain and the value chain

  • Purchasing in the SC
  • Purchasing in the value chain
  • Purchasing levels and purchasing maturity

Sourcing within the purchasing function

  • The purchasing process
  • Sourcing strategies 
  • Supply market research 
  • Supplier selection

Supplier selection applied - Tendering

  • The tender procedure
  • The tender agreement
  • The cost model
  • Risks, dependencies, costs / benefits, challenges 


Organisation of education

Contactonderwijs24,00 hours

Teaching methods

  • Assignment
  • Learning dialogue
  • Practice session

Study guidance

Report individual learning problems on own initiative to the teacher.

Intervision: students contribute their experiences, exchange experiences under the supervision of the teacher.

Formative feedback



Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Outside exam scheduleIntegrated assessment100,00See evaluation chart on Chamilo.
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
Outside exam scheduleIntegrated assessment100,00See evaluation chart on Chamilo.
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Re-sit exam: is possible.

Other study materials

Via Chamilo

Syllabus, slides and exercises are available through Chamilo. If desired, the students print the documents themselves.

Study costs

Special costs associated with the course unit
(these costs are invoiced by the faculty per semester)
Cost of additional copies. Estimation: 1 euro per student.
Costs associated with guest speakers. These costs are spread over all of the students (business gift + kilometer allowance). Estimated cost: 5 euros per student.

Other costs for which the student is responsible
Costs for printing documents that are available through Chamilo.
Costs for the preparation, reporting and defense of assignments (e.g. relocation, telephone calls, press-work, poster)


Consult the sequentiality table in the faculty regulations.
Possible deadlines for learning account: 01.12.2021 ()