CIPS Level 4
Diploma in Procurement and Supply
29 June 2024 Online




Course Overview

CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply is a vocationally related professional qualification. Formal recognition is included within the regulatory frameworks of an increasing number of countries such as the UK (England, Wales
and Northern Ireland), and UAE (including Dubai). Further information on this recognition and the details of corresponding qualifications levels for other international qualifications frameworks are detailed on CIPS website. CIPS members can have the confidence in our regulated qualifications, which reliably indicate the standard of knowledge, skills and understanding that you, as a learner, are required to demonstrate.

Who is it for?

  • Logistics Manager
  • Procurement Executive
  • Supply Chain Executive
  • Category Manager
  • Contracts Officer / Manager
     

What will you learn?

You will learn about making procurement and supply happen within an organization, and you will be equipped with an essential range of knowledge and tools that you can apply immediately in your workplace.
Learn how to apply practical, theoretical and technical knowledge, gain a clear understanding of procurement and supply and develop the ability to address complex, non-routine problems. On completion, you will be able to analyze, interpret and evaluate relevant information and ideas and have an informed awareness of differing perspectives and approaches within the profession. You will also be able to review the effectiveness and appropriateness of methods, actions and results.

 

The Level 4 Diploma course comprises 8 Core Modules. Students must complete all 8 core modules to achieve the Diploma in Procurement & Supply.

  • Module 1: Scope & Influence of Procurement & Supply
  • Module 2: Defining Business Need
  • Module 3: Commercial Contracting
  • Module 4: Ethical and Responsible Sourcing
  • Module 5: Commercial Negotiation
  • Module 6: Supplier Relationships
  • Module 7: Whole Life Asset Management
  • Module 8: Procurement & Supply in Practice

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IN-HOUSE

COURSE OUTLINE

L4M1 Scope and Influence of Procurement and Supply
  • Describe the categories of spend that an organization may purchase
  • Analyze the different sources of added value in procurement and supply
  • Compare the concepts of procurement and supply chain management
  • Differentiate the stakeholders that a procurement or supply chain function may have
  • Explain the key aspects of the procurement cycle
  • Analyze the key stages of a sourcing process
  • Explain how electronic systems can be used at different stages of the sourcing process
  • Analyze the relationship between achieving compliance with processes and the achievement of outcomes
  • Explain key aspects of corporate governance of a procurement or supply chain function
  • Analyze the impact of organizational policies and procedures on procurement
  • Examine the different structures of a procurement or supply chain function
  • Explain the common IT systems that can be used by a procurement or supply chain function
  • Classify different economic and industrial sectors
  • Analyze the impact of the public sector on procurement or supply chain roles
  • Examine the impact of the private sector on procurement or supply chain roles
  • Examine the impact of the not-for-profit or third sector on procurement or supply chain roles
L4M3 Commercial Contracting
  • Analyze the documentation that can comprise a commercial agreement for the supply of goods or services
  • Analyze the legal issues that relate to the creation of commercial agreements with customers or suppliers
  • Compare types of contractual agreements made between customers and suppliers
  • Analyze the content of specifications for procurements
  • Appraise examples of key performance indicators (KPIs) in contractual agreements
  • Identify the criteria that can be commonly applied to the assessment of quotations or tenders
  • Analyze contractual terms for contracts that are created with external organizations
  • Recognize examples of contractual terms typically incorporated into contracts that are created with external organizations
  • Recognize types of pricing arrangements in commercial agreements
  • Analyze how electronic systems can be used to help the sourcing of requirements from external suppliers
L4M5 Commercial Negotiation
  • Analyze the application of commercial negotiations in the work of procurement and supply
  • Differentiate between the types of approaches that can be pursued in commercial negotiations
  • Explain how the balance of power in commercial negotiations can affect outcomes
  • Identify the different types of relationships that impact on commercial negotiations
  • Describe the types of costs and prices in commercial negotiations
  • Contrast the economic factors that impact on commercial negotiations
  • Analyze criteria that can be used in a commercial negotiation
  • Identify the resources required for a negotiation
  • Identify the stages of a commercial negotiation
  • Appraise the key methods that can influence the achievement of desired outcomes
  • Compare the key communication skills that help achieve desired outcomes
  • Analyze how to assess the process and outcomes of negotiations to inform future practice
L4M7 Whole Life Asset Management
  • Identify the principles, purpose and impact of stores and warehouse design
  • Explain the use of product coding in inventory operations
  • Contrast the impact of the use of different warehousing equipment
  • Differentiate between the different classifications of inventory
  • Identify the direct and indirect costs of holding inventory
  • Identify techniques associated with inventory control
  • Analyze the contributing factors when establishing total cost of ownership
  • Compare the factors to consider when building a total cost of ownership model
  • Identify the contributing elements to end-of-life costs
L4M2 Defıning Business Need
  • Analyze how business needs influence procurement decisions
  • Identify how costs and prices can be estimated for procurement activities
  • Analyze the criteria that can be applied in the creation of a business case
  • Interpret financial budgets for the control of purchases
  • Analyse different types of specifications used in procurement and supply and sources of information that can be used to create specifications
  • Analyze the different types of markets utilized by procurement and supply
  • Compare the competitive forces that influence markets
  • Contrast the breakdown between direct and indirect costs and the types of data that can provide information on cost and price
  • Analyze different types of specifications used in procurement and supply
  • Identify sections of specifications for through life contracts
  • Identify the risks that can result from inadequate specifications and mitigation approaches
  • Identify opportunities to regulate short and longer term specifications
L4M4 Ethical and Responsible Sourcing
  • Identify the sourcing process in relation to procurement
  • Differentiate between approaches to the sourcing of requirements from suppliers
  • Define selection criteria that can be commonly applied when sourcing requirements from external suppliers
  • Define award criteria that can be commonly applied when sourcing requirements from external suppliers
  • Analyse commonly used sources of information on market data that can impact on the sourcing of requirements from external suppliers
  • Identify the key processes used for obtaining quotations and tenders
  • Identify the criteria that can be commonly applied to the assessment of quotations or tenders
  • Analyze how electronic systems can be used to help the sourcing of requirements from external suppliers
  • Compare the key legislative, regulatory and organizational requirements when sourcing in the not for- profit, private and public sectors
  • Compare the key legislative, regulatory and organizational requirements when sourcing from international suppliers
  • Describe the impact of international ethical standards on procurement and supply
  • Identify practices that support ethical procurement
  • Compare the use of audits and other feedback mechanisms to evaluate ethical standards in the workplace
  • Contrast processes and practices that the organization could adopt to meet the requirements of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
L4M6 Supplier Relationships
  • Differentiate between different types of commercial relationships in supply chains
  • Appraise portfolio analysis techniques to assess relationships in supply chains
  • Identify the competitive forces that impact on relationships in supply chains
  • Compare the sources of added value that can be achieved through supply chain relationships
  • Analyze the purpose of organizational procedures and processes in sourcing goods and/or services
  • Compare team management techniques to ensure positive stakeholder relationships
  • Compare the practical considerations of stakeholder management
  • Identify the processes for terminating stakeholder relationships
  • Analyze the concept of partnering and where it is a suitable approach
  • Appraise the process of partnership implementation
  • Identify the reasons why partnerships fail
L4M8 Procurement and Supply in Practice
  • Apply the key stages of the procurement cycle to the practical procurement and supply environment
  • The practical application of the CIPS
  • Apply the key stages of the sourcing process to the practical procurement and supply environment
  • Stages of the sourcing process
  • Apply whole life asset management to the practical procurement and supply environment
  • Apply ethical and responsible sourcing to the practical procurement and supply environment

Educational PARTNER

Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

CIPS, the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply. A global membership organisation driving positive change across our profession. We are the voice and standard, defining and amplifying best practice across all our worlds.

As the awarding body for the profession we lead in education and training. Helping professionals advance their ambition. We provide insights, information and tools. Enabling members to develop their own best practice. We help build capability within organisations. Interrogating, troubleshooting and training. Through all our work, we build a community.

A global network of professionals powering procurement and supply so our societies can thrive. Join CIPS, for your career, and the profession.

COURSE DIRECTOR - Ahmed El-Kurd

Ahmed is a highly accomplished professional with a diverse educational background, holding a Bachelor's degree in Computer Systems Engineering, a Master of Business Administration, and currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Contemporary Management. With over 15 years of invaluable experience spanning various industries, Ahmed has established himself as a proficient expert in the field.

His expertise lies in Supply Chain Management, where he has excelled in key areas such as Procurement Management, Warehousing, Assets Management, and Transportation and Fleet Management. Demonstrating a keen financial acumen, Ahmed has successfully managed multi-million expenditures for the procurement of a wide spectrum of commodities, services, and construction projects. His strategic contributions extend to the development of supply chain strategies, structures, and budgets aligned with global strategies, seamlessly integrated into operational frameworks.

In his role, Ahmed orchestrates and oversees the entire procurement process, ensuring timely, cost-effective, and efficient delivery of commodities and services to meet operational needs. His commitment to excellence has played a pivotal role in optimizing the supply chain, contributing to the overall success of the organizations he has been a part of.

Not only is Ahmed a seasoned practitioner, but he also shares his wealth of knowledge as a recognized trainer. Offering comprehensive training programs in procurement, supply chain management, and digital transformation, Ahmed is dedicated to fostering professional development within his field. His influence extends to being a certified instructor for the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), where he imparts CIPS training to supply chain experts, guiding them towards achieving CIPS diploma accreditation.

In summary, Ahmed's remarkable journey is characterized by a blend of academic excellence, extensive practical experience, and a commitment to nurturing the next generation of supply chain professionals through training and mentorship.

Investment

Date Location Final Fee
29 June - 28 Aug 2024 Online 2000$
  • Fees excluding VAT
  • Fees include:
    • Original CIPS Material (8 e-books)
    • Certificate of Completion.


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