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Management of external resources

Individual course

The purpose of the course is to familiarise the students with opportunities, challenges, principles and tools of managing resources which are outside a firm’s organisational boundaries for improved effectiveness, efficiency and innovation. After passing the course the students knows:

  1. What is the significance and strategic role of external resources in contemporary organitions
  2. How to design strategies for managing supply categories
  3. The principles of total cost of ownership analysis and is able to utilise it in different situations
  4. The systematic sourcing process and how to apply it in different situations
  5. How to make decisions on the governance mode: make/do, buy or ally
  6. How to manage interorganisational relationships
  7. How to deal with the idiosyncracies of public and service purchasing

The goal is to provide students both theoretical and conceptual tools to deeply understand the field and the skills to solve the challenging problems in practice.

For additional info, see course description.

Responsible teachers

Aalto University
Kari Tanskanen , Professor
kari.tanskanen(at)aalto.fi
Aalto University
Mervi Vuori
mervi.vuori(at)aalto.fi

Contact persons for applications

FITech
Pilvi Lempiäinen , Service designer
pilvi.lempiainen(at)fitech.io
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Category:
Technical studies
Topic:
Industrial engineering and management
Course code:
TU-E2040
Credits:
5 ECTS
Teaching period:
9.9.–13.12.2019
Host university:
Aalto University
Study is open for:
Degree student
Level of studies:
Bachelor and Master
Teaching methods:
Contact
Place of contact learning:
Espoo
Language:
English
Study suitable for:
Bachelor and Master engineering students