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  • many

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    more on job

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    D. TEnnYSOn

    Certificate in procurement and supply operationsCertificate Units:

    Unit-1: Procurement and supply principles

    1. Know the roles of procurement and supply within organisations - Define the common terms that describe aspects of procurement and supply - Describe the roles of procurement and supply in organisations - Describe the benefits of effective procurement for organisations - Identify the five rights of procurement and supply

    2. Know how products and services are received from suppliers and delivered to customers - Describe the delivery of products & services that organisations make to customers - Describe the delivery of products and services made by external suppliers

    3. Know the main stages of the sourcing process - Describe the main stages of a sourcing process

    4. Understand what makes up the main components of a supply chain - Explain the main components of a supply chain

    Unit-2: Procurement and supply functions

    1. Know the main types of organisations and how they operate - Identify the main types of organisations - Describe how organisations operate - Identify the main operating functions within organisations

    2. Know the main elements of a procurement and supply function - Describe the use of mission and vision statements and objectives 7 - Describe the main roles and structures of a procurement and supply function 7 - Define the main procedures that can be created by a procurement and supply

    function

    3. Know the main market factors that impact on a procurement and supply function - Identify the main economic sectors that impact on a procurement and supply 7 - Describe the impact of demand and supply on markets - Describe how market factors impact on the procurement and supply activities of

    an organisation

    Unit-3: Procurement and supply processes

    1. Know the main components of contractual agreements - Describe the main types of contracts - Identify the main kinds of pricing arrangements applied in commercial contracts - Describe the different documents that compose a contract for the purchase or

    supply of goods or services

    2. Know the main sources of information on suppliers and customers - Describe the use of the Internet to locate details about suppliers and customers - Describe the use of credit rating agencies - Describe the use of intranet, extranet and internet sites to publicise information

    3. Know the main types of systems for supplier selection, ordering & payment - Describe the use of electronic sourcing systems for supplier selection - Identify systems used in procurement and supply - Describe P2P (purchase to pay) systems

    Unit-4: Procurement and supply administration

    1. Understand the need for the effective and efficient administration of purchases made with external suppliers - Define effective and efficient administration - Explain the administration of the pre contract stages of a sourcing process - Explain the administration of the award & post award stages of a sourcing process - Describe the need for approvals in the administration of procurement and supply

    2. Know the main techniques used for ordering supplies - Describe what is meant by direct and indirect supplies - Identify the main costs associated with holding inventories - Describe techniques commonly used for ordering inventories

    3. Know the main approaches to achieving timely deliveries of products - Define the processes that should be used when expediting supplies - Describe the importance of effective communication with suppliers and customers - Describe the use of forecasting to achieve timely deliveries of supplies

    Unit-5: Procurement and supply stakeholders

    1. Know the main stakeholders in procurement and supply - Identify the main external stakeholders in procurement and supply - Identify the main internal stakeholders that can be involved in purchases

    2. Know the main approaches for conflict resolution with stakeholders in procurement & supply - Describe how conflict can arise in the work of procurement and supply - Describe approaches to conflict resolution with stakeholders in procurement - The contribution that effective teamwork can make when dealing with conflict

    3. Know why quality management is important in procurement and supply - Define the main components of quality management in procurement and supply - Identify the costs of quality & Describe the main techniques associated with

    quality assurance and quality management

  • A CIPS

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    L. rIOBA

    Advanced certificate in procurement & supply operations

    Certificate Units:

    Unit-1: Procurement and supply environments

    1. Understand the role and scope of procurement and supply in different economic sectors - Summaries the functions of the private sector - Analyse the role and scope of procurement and supply in the private sector - Analyse the role and scope of procurement and supply in the public sector - Explain the roles of the not for profit or third sector

    2. Understand market forces that impact on procurement and supply - Explain the implications of different types of competitive markets on

    procurement and supply - Analyse the principles of market demand and supply and how these impact on

    procurement and supply - Explain the impact that market factors can have on organisations

    3. The external environment & its impact on procurement & supply - Use analytical tools to explain the impact of the external environment - Explain the implications of economic criteria that impact on procurement - Explain the implications of political and legislative criteria that impact - Explain the implications of social criteria that impact on procurement & supply

    Uint-2: Procurement and supply Operations

    1. Techniques that can achieve added value through procurement operations - Explain techniques to obtain supplies to the purchasers requirements - Analyse techniques to secure competitive pricing - Explain techniques to achieve quality supplies - Assess techniques to secure required quantities at required timescales

    2. The main tasks associated with each stage of the sourcing process - Explain how procurement needs are identified - Explain criteria that should be applied in creating specifications - Assess approaches to the sourcing of supplies - Explain approaches to the formation of agreements with external organisations

    3. Understand the impact of technology on procurement operations - The impact of electronic procure to pay (P2P) systems on procurement - How the use of internet technologies can support procurement operations

    Unit-3: Procurement and supply workflow

    4. The workflow involved when making agreements with suppliers - Explain the details that should typically be created in a purchase requisition - Explain the process for receiving quotations for the supply of goods or services - Assess the implications of contractual provisions that may be included in

    quotations for the supply of goods or services

    5. Be able to develop a standard purchase order for goods or services - Analyse the details that should typically be created in a purchase order - Complete a purchase order for goods or services

    6. Be able to interpret data relating to the workflow involved in procurement and supply - Calculate future demand from relevant data used within procurement & supply - Use data that relates to the pricing of goods for procurement & supply - Draw conclusions from the operation of financial budgets for procurement

    7. Understand how to deliver effective customer service to improve workflow in procurement and supply

    Unit-4: Inventory and logistics operations

    1. Understand the main implications of purchasing and supplying inventory - Classify the main types of inventory - Assess the costs involved in holding inventory - Explain the main techniques for the monitoring and control of inventory - Analyse the main techniques for calculating the future demand of inventory

    2. Know the main methods for the storage and movement of inventory - Describe the principles of stores and warehouse design - Describe the use of product coding in inventory operations - Describe the use of warehousing equipment

    3. Understand the principles of transportation in logistics - Explain the main modes of transportation in logistics - Explain documentation that relates to transport in logistics - Assess common types of incoterms in international logistics

    Unit-5: Procurement and supply relationships

    1. the range of both internal and external relationships in procurement - Assess the roles of personnel within an organisation who may be involved in a

    relationship in procurement and supply - Classify the stakeholders in a relationship between purchasers and suppliers - Assess the roles of personnel involved in a supply chain relationship

    2. The contribution that marketing makes to develop customer and supplier relationships - Review the principles and definitions of marketing - Explain techniques associated with marketing - Explain sources of competitive advantage sought through marketing - Explain the relevance of marketing principles to purchasers - Understand the elements of a commercial relationship between purchasers

    and suppliers

  • I can

    definitely

    say a CIPS

    qualification

    has added

    value

    to my career.

    m. KEDWArD

    Diploma in procure