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Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations

 

 

You’re a career starter or your role includes procurement and supply.

The Certificate in procurement and supply operations focuses on giving you the skills you need to recognise and describe the key processes in procurement, and building your professional knowledge and competence.

Learning Outcomes

You will develop robust knowledge in creating quotations and contract and tender documentation, including e-systems, assessing quotations, addressing customer enquiries and supplier selection, performance issues and reviews. For more information, you will find our detailed Unit Content on the Course Details tab above.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements. You don’t need any prior professional qualifications or experience.

 

Unit Title: CIPS Reference: Guided 
Learning Hours:
Procurement and supply principles NC1 20
Procurement and supply functions NC2 20
Procurement and supply processes NC3 20
Procurement and supply administration NC4 20
Procurement and supply stakeholders NC5 20

 

Procurement and supply principles

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Know the roles of procurement and supply within organisations
  2. Know how products and services are received from suppliers and delivered to customers
  3. Know the main stages of the sourcing process
  4. Understand what makes up the main components of a supply chain

Procurement and supply functions

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Know the main types of organisations and how they operate
  2. Know the main elements of a procurement and supply function
  3. Know the main market factors that impact on a procurement and supply function

Procurement and supply processes

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Know the main components of contractual agreements
  2. Know the main sources of information on suppliers and customers
  3. Know the main types of systems for supplier selection, ordering and payment

Procurement and supply administration

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Understand the need for the effective and efficient administration of purchases made with external suppliers
  2. Know the main techniques used for ordering supplies
  3. Know the main approaches to achieving timely deliveries of products or services

Procurement and supply stakeholders

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Know the main stakeholders in procurement and supply
  2. Know the main approaches for conflict resolution with stakeholders in procurement and supply
  3. Know why quality management is important in procurement and supply
  4. Know why clear ethical codes of practice should be used in procurement and supply

 

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