Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations - CIPS

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  • Course Date15-08-2020
  • Course Duration5 Weeks
  • LanguageEnglish
About the Program

With this programs and based on the Tactical and Operational levels of CIPS Global Standard, you will come away with a clear knowledge and understanding of facts, procedures and processes related to procurement and supply. You will be able to effectively interpret information and ideas, and learn how to identify, gather and use relevant information.

Who Should Attend this Program

The first of CIPS three entry level qualifications. Ideal if you're just starting your career or if procurement and supply is part of your role. Also for those with little or no business experience and aspiring to move into a career in procurement and supply. If you are a manager in another profession, a business leader or entrepreneur, this qualification will help you understand how procurement should function and its overall impact on your business success.

Certification Modules

  • Know how products and services are received from suppliers and delivered to customers
  • Know the importance of ethics and responsible procurement in organisations and supply chains
  • Know the stages of the sourcing process
  • Understand the need for the effective and efficient administration of purchases made with external suppliers
  • Understand the organisational impact of procurement and supply
  • Understand the role of procurement and supply within organisations

  • Know approaches for conflict resolution with stakeholders in procurement and supply
  • Know the key market factors that impact on a procurement and supply function
  • Know the stakeholders in procurement and supply
  • Understand the techniques associated with successful and effective communication in procurement and supply

  • Know how effective expediting can be achieved in procurement and supply
  • Know the key elements of effective inventory control
  • Understand the principles and processes associated with effective logistics control

  • Know the components of contractual agreements
  • Know the types of organisations and how they operate
  • Understand pricing methods used for the purchasing of goods or services
  • Understand sources of information on suppliers and customers

  • Know types of systems for supplier selection, ordering and payment
  • Know why quality management is important in procurement and supply
  • Understand the use of systems technology and databases and how they contribute to procurement and supply