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Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)

We are living in an age of unprecedented change in the world. Complexity and globalization are the new norms and robust support from well-managed supply chains is desperately needed to enable economies and businesses to grow and flourish. There have also been too many instances where fraud in food supply chains, modern slavery in the clothing and luxury goods market, and natural events disrupting the flow of goods have dented the reputation of businesses and the world’s economies.

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), is a United Kingdom-based global professional body working for the purchasing and supply professions. With the objective of “leading excellence in procurement and supply”, it aims to promote good practice and provides services for the benefit of a procurement community. CIPS aims to promote and develop high standards of professional skill, ability, and integrity among all those engaged in purchasing and supply chain management.

Entry requirements for Level 4:
·         Minimum Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any government authorized university.
·         A minimum of at least two A-levels (or international equivalent) or a CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate Qualification is required.
·         Minimum 2 years relevant work experience, in a business environment.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Enhance Ethical Sourcing
  2. Create Equitable Deals
  3. Manage Supplier Relations
  4. Build Accredited Teams
  5. Reduce Wastage and Unnecessary Spend
  6. Tackle Procurement Fraud
  7. Learn a fairer, more cost-effective procurement process.

Organizational Benefits:

• Contribute to significant savings by putting in place a procurement team development plan.

• Put in place cost-effective, targeted training and development to plug gaps and meet organizational needs.

• Build a cadre of well-trained and motivated staff, reducing turnover and making associated cost savings.

• Provide objective and measurable evidence of effective management in the procurement function to senior managers, the board, and shareholders.

• Influence and improve ethical practices in the supply chain by implementing ethical procurement policies and practices across an organization.


Course Structure

Level 4: Diploma

Scope and Influence of Procurement and Supply (L4M1)

Defining Business Need (L4M2)

Commercial Contracting (L4M3)

SectionEthical and Responsible Sourcing (L4M4)

Commercial Negotiation (L4M5)

Supplier Relationships (L4M6)

SectionWhole Life Asset Management (L4M7)

SectionProcurement and Supply in Practice (L4M8)

Level 5: Advanced Diploma

Managing teams & Individual (L5M1)

Managing Supply Chain Risk (L5M2)

“Managing Contractual Risk (L5M3) “

Advanced Contract and Financial Management (L5M4)

“Managing Ethical Procurement and Supply (L5M5) Managing Ethical Procurement and Supply (L5M5) “

Category Management (L5M6)

Achieving Competitive Advaage (L5M7)

Project and Change Management (L5M8)

Operations Management (L5M9)

Logistics Management (L5M10)

Logistics Management (L5M10)

Advanced Negotiation (L5M15)

Level 6: Professional Diploma

Strategic Ethical Leadership (L6M1)

Global Commercial Strategy (L6M2)

Global Strategic Supply Chain Management (L6M3)

Future Strategic Challenges for Profession (L6M4)

Strategic Programme Leadership (L6M5)

Commercial Data Management (L6M7)

Innovation in Procurement and Supply (L6M8)

Supply Network Design (L6M9)

Global Logistics Strategy (L6M10)

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