Deadline Thursday 1 st April (12.00 (noon) Edinburgh; 15.00 Dubai): week 12 Assessment on this course is designed to test your achievement of the learning outcomes listed in the course handbook for this assessment. Kraljic (1983; 109) warned of risks to supply coming from resource depletions, political turbulence, government interference in supply and technological change. All things that affect the decision making of purchasing and supply professionals in sourcing products, 38 years later. Kraljic’s work focused on a portfolio model, which was to guide purchasing professionals in differentiating products by their criticality, so different purchasing and supply strategies could be implemented. The work however, is not without its critique, as you will have seen from your own reading (e.g. Gelderman and van Weele, 2005).