UK Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations

Steps towards MCIPS Professional Diploma Step 1

The Advanced Certificate is designed to help you develop the capability to carry out purchasing and supply tasks. You will develop the robust knowledge to: understand and apply demand management through manual or IT based systems, carry out stock valuation and ordering, arrange supply logistics and the necessary paperwork, and implement new contracts, including queries on performance, and financial management and contact review.
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Procurement and Supply Environments:
Unit focuses on the wider environment that impacts on procurement and supply in a range of different types of organizations, the public, private and not for profit or third sector can all be involved in fulfilling organizational needs.
2
Procurement and Supply Operations:
Unit assesses procurement and supply operations and is structured around the achievement of the five rights namely price quality, tie, quality and place.
3
Procurement and Supply Workflow:
Unit identifies the typical workflows that procurement and supply personnel can be involved in working on.
4
Inventory and Logistics Operations:
Unit focuses on the techniques that can be applied to achieve the availability of inventories through the flow of materials and information.
5
Procurement and Supply Relationships:
Unit introduces the principles of marketing, the importance of cross-functional working and the need to communicate effectively both within the organization and with people from external organizations.

Progression:

Diploma in Procurement and Supply

Entry Requirements:

You should have Matric with English or certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations or work experience.

Typical Job Roles:

Assistant Buyer, Assistant Contract Officer, Contract Analyst.