Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)(http://www.cips.org) is the world’s largest procurement and supply professional organisation.  It is the worldwide centre of excellence in purchasing and supply management issues.  CIPS has a global community of over 100,000 in 150 different countries, including senior business people, high-ranking civil servants and leading academics.  The CIPS is designed to equip learners with knowledge, practical skills and attitudes that will enable them perform supervisory, management and leadership roles as buyers, Supply Chain managers, supervisors, directors, or consultants for organizations.

Course Structure

  • Certificate in Proc.& Supply operations (5 Compulsory units)
  • Certificate in Proc.& Supply operations(5 Compulsory Units)
  • Diploma in Proc.& Supply (5 Compulsory units)
  • Advanced Diploma in Proc.&Supply(3 comp. & 2opt.) Optional Units
  • Professional Diploma in Proc.& Supply ((3 comp. & 2opt.)

ADV. CERTIFICATE IN PROC.& SUPPLY OPERATIONS(5 COMPULSORY UNITS)

  • Procurement and supply environments
  • Procurement and supply operations
  • Procurement and supply workflow
  • Inventory and logistics operations
  • Procurement and supply relationships

DIPLOMA IN PROC. & SUPPLY (5COMPULSORY UNITS)

  • Contexts of procurement and supply
  • Business needs in procurement and supply
  • Sourcing in procurement and supply
  • Negotiating and contracting in procurement and supply
  • Managing contracts and relationships in procurement and supply

ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN PROC.&SUPPLY(3 COMP.  & 2 OPT.)

Compulsory units

  • Management in procurement and supply
  • Managing risks in supply chains
  • Improving the competitiveness of supply chains

Optional units

  • Category management in procurement and supply
  • Sustainability in supply chains
  • Operations management in supply chains

PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN PROC. & SUPPLY

Compulsory units

  • Leadership in procurement and supply
  • Corporate and business strategy
  • Strategic supply chain management

Optional units

  • Supply chain diligence
  • Programme and project management
  • Legal aspects in procurement and supply (UK)

Entry Requirements

  1. Certificate level. –High school certification – (KCSE/IGCSE/GCE/Diploma )
  2. Diploma level- an advanced certificate, other relevant reputable qualification or University degree or 2 yrs. working experience.
  3. Exemptions are issued on application to, and at the discretion of the CIPS-UK

Examination Sessions

  1. May session
  2. July session
  3. November session

 

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