Application period
By August 27, 2024
2 intensive training days
Mode of teaching
Contact teaching
Werstas, Askonkatu 9, Lahti
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Teaching language
Education type
Continuing education
3 ECTS credits
Learning methods
Lectures, exercises and a written assignment
Target group
Managers and specialists working in purchase and logistics departments.
1 750 € + VAT 24 %
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Increase your expertise by joining the other modules of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management program. This module can be included in the LUT EMBA -studies or to your personal development program.

Responsible Procurement

Procurement is a strategic activity for most organisations and is focused on generating value, rather than solely reducing costs. The commercial backdrop for procurement is becoming increasingly difficult with rising resource scarcity and market concentration, while systemic societal issues of environmental degradation and social inequalities deepen, creating conditions for procurement to both generate, and destroy value.

In this two-day course, the participants will explore procurement’s changing responsibilities in contemporary organisations; consider its future potential to contribute positive change beyond shareholder value; and take a critical look at ‘how did we get here?’ and the consequences of not paying attention to the ‘why, what, where, who, and how’ of procurement and sourcing decisions.

Teaching will be interactive providing opportunities for learners to reflect on and share their own experiences through case studies, group activities, and thought experiments. The latest procurement research will be used in the sessions to consider the evidence and emerging debates on responsible procurement.

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LUT University

Jo Meehan

Professor, PhD

Professor Jo Meehan is a Professor of Responsible Procurement and the Director of the Centre for Sustainable Business at the University of Liverpool Management School, and a visiting professor at LUT.

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