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Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Africa Training Institute is pleased to announce Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management Course. This is both an online and Distance Learning Course, which starts 1st of every month.

Overall Course Overview
While many careers in the sector have existed for decades or more, the term ‘supply chain management’ is relatively new. Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) defines supply chain management as: Strategic management of the flow of goods, services, finance and information, along with relationships within and among organizations, to support and achieve an organization’s objectives. Strategic collaboration within and among organizations in a supply chain helps reduce costs, minimize inventory, enhance flexibility and improve a product’s time to market.

The programme is aimed at equipping first-line managers with the knowledge and skills required to fulfill their management role within the supply chain by solving well-defined problems.
The Following are the Key Thematic Areas Participants Will Cover:

Module 1

  1. Introduction to Purchasing

  2. Purchasing and Procurement

  3. Buyer/ Seller Relationship

  4. Managing Suppliers

  5. Storage and Warehouse Management

  6. Inventory Management

  7. International Procurement

  8. Public/ Government Procurement

  9. Ethics and Professionalism in Supply Chain Management

Module 2

  1. Role of Purchasing in an Organization

  2. Inventory Management

  3. Strategic Role in Supply Material Management

  4. Product Management

Module 3

  1. Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  2. Logistics and Distribution Management

  3. Integrated Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Module 4

  1. Operation Research

  2. Procurement

  3. Public Procurement

  4. Best Practices and Principles in Procurement

  5. Computers in Operation Management

Assignments: There are four assignments (continuous assessment tests), research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 40%, research paper counts for 30%, while the Final Exam accounts for 30% of the total mark. Upon completion of the course, you shall be issued with a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.

Examination Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after successful completion of the course.

Duration and Course Load: 24 weeks (5 to 6 hours per week)

Dates: (Six Months) Course Starts at 1st of Every Month

ParticipantsDevelopment Professionals

Regions: Global

Organizer:  Africa Training Institute

Language: English

Format: Web-based and Distance Learning Facilitated

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