The procurement profession continues to rise to national and international challenges, whilst at the same time contemplating its role in corporate affairs. The private sector requires a competitive edge to survive, the public sector requires to be cost-effective and deliver quality services. The procurement and supply chain profession is in a unique position to help deliver these ideals.
This course reflects the emphasis of the Chattered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) education syllabus and modern world-class practice. There are innovative inputs, including contractual issues and hot topics, contract management, and category management. The course content is well informed by the latest research and real-life consultancy experiences in the private and public sectors. This course provides an understanding of the procurement–supplier relationship from the perspective of both theory and practice. Critical scrutiny of the history of such relationships will demonstrate the opportunities for buyer and seller when genuine long-term relationships can be established.
This course aims to be informative, challenging, thought-provoking, and a stimulus for further learning. Case studies are offered at the end of each unit along with examination questions drawn from the CIPS repository that will assist you to test your learning in a structured manner. The discussion forum will engage you with practitioners as well as learners at different levels of their careers and will bring forth a variety of perspectives and ideas to learn from.