International Advanced Certificate Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (IPSCM)

Indian Institute of Materials Management(IIMM)

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Typology Certificate
Methodology Distance learning
Duration 18 Months
  • Certificate
  • Distance learning
  • Duration:
    18 Months

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· Requirements

Educational - To qualify for these professional qualifications, you must have a university degree and proficiency in English and at least two years working experience in purchasing & supply.

Course programme

International Advanced Certificate Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (IPSCM)

These user-friendly, practical and effective training modules help you to take advantage of new opportunities, reduce total purchasing and supply costs and make optimum use of available resources. They give you the tools and techniques needed to develop innovative new approaches to supply chain management and excel in an environment of global competition. These programmes help you to make an immediate and substantial contribution to your company's profitability.

The Modular Learning System comprises of 12 Core Modules and various Supplementary Modules (four at present) and covers all key aspects of purchasing and supply chain management. IIMM trainers and consultants recognized by ITC guide you and ensure that you get the best possible knowledge in the area. On completion of the corresponding exams and other requirements you qualify for the International Certificate, Advanced Certificate or Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. These new professional qualifications are accredited by ITC and by the participating network of institutions worldwide. Joining this programme will make you a member of the International PSCM Learning Network, with access to its supporting website. This will let you keep track of your progress, view the MLS-related training resource materials that your local training institutions can offer to you, and follow the worldwide network's training news.

To obtain the first level Certificate, you must complete and take exams covering six of the modules. If you prefer to go for the Advanced Certificate, you must complete and take exams for all twelve core modules. To obtain the Diploma, you must not only complete the twelve core modules, but also three supplementary modules and an assignment report of 8,000-10,000 words.

Course content:6 Modules for Certificate
plus Modules (1, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12)

Module 1 - Understanding the Corporate Environment
Module 2 - Specifying Requirements and Planning Supply
Module 3 - Analysing Supply Markets
Module 4 - Developing Supply Strategies
Module 5 - Appraising and Short-listing Suppliers
Module 6 - Obtaining and Selecting Offers
Module 7 - Negotiating
Module 8 - Preparing the Contract
Module 9 - Managing the Supply Contract
Module 10 - Managing International Logistics
Module 11 - Managing Inventory
Module 12 - Measuring and Evaluating Performance

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