On completion of this module, learners will be able to evaluate the different schools of thought and the reasoning behind the variety of approaches to the management of themselves, individuals and groups or teams within organisations.
Management is the administration of an organisation, whether it be a business, a not-for-profit organisation, or government body. Management includes the activities of setting the strategy of an organisation and coordinating the efforts of its employees or volunteers to accomplish its objectives through the application of available resources, such as financial, natural, technological, and human resources. In keeping with other organisational functions, those who manage procurement and supply activity must possess expertise in developing and fulfilling organisational and functional objectives.
It is therefore essential that learners gain a wider appreciation of theories and techniques that relate to managing teams and individuals involved with the procurement and supply function.