Certificate in Procurement & Supply Operations
07 September 2024 Online

Course Overview

CIPS Level 2 is the first of CIPS entry level qualifications and is suitable for those who want to specialize in a specific occupation, occupational area or technical role. It will prepare learners for work by giving them the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge, technical and practical skills, and to apply these skills in work-related environments. This qualification supports learners within operational roles within the procurement and supply profession.

Who is it for?

For anyone new to the profession, with little or no business experience and those aspiring to move into a career in procurement and supply.
It is also ideal for managers in other professions and business leaders or entrepreneurs who need to understand how procurement should function and its overall impact on business success.


What will you learn?

Come away with a clear knowledge and understanding of facts, procedures and processes related to procurement and supply. You’ll be able to effectively interpret information and ideas, and learn how to identify, gather and use relevant information.

Learning Modules

  • Module 1: Introducing Procurement & Supply
  • Module 2: Procurement & Supply Operations
  • Module 3: Stakeholder Relationships
  • Module 4: Systems Technology
  • Module 5: Inventory, Logistics & Expediting

Run this course



L2M1 Introducing Procurement and Supply
  • Identify the common terms that describe aspects of procurement and supply
  • Explain the roles and benefits of procurement and supply in organizations
  • Define components of a supply chain
  • Identify how effective procurement impacts on organizational efficiency
  • Define the five rights of procurement and supply
  • Identify the delivery of products and services made by external suppliers
  • Identify the delivery of products and services that organizations make to customers
  • Indicate stages of a sourcing process
  • Describe and explain effective and efficient administration
  • Describe and explain effective and efficient administration
  • Describe the administration of the award and post award stages of a sourcing process
  • Explain the need for approvals in the administration of procurement and supply
  • Identify good ethical practices and procedures within the context of the procurement and supply function
L2M3 Stakeholder Relationships
  • Define external stakeholders in procurement and supply
  • Identify internal stakeholders that can be involved in purchases from suppliers and supplies delivered to customers
  • Describe how internal and external stakeholders influence procurement and supply activity
  • Describe how internal and external stakeholders influence procurement and supply activity
  • Identify the key economic sectors that impact on a procurement and supply function
  • Indicate the impact of demand and supply on markets
  • Describe how market factors impact on the procurement and supply activities of an organization
  • Identify the contribution that marketing makes to develop customer and supplier relationships
  • Describe and explain approaches to build rapport with internal and external stakeholders
  • Explain methods of negotiating with suppliers and customers
  • Recognize all elements of the communication cycle
  • Describe the key characteristics of successful and effective team working
  • Identify the types of information that can be exchanged between purchasers and suppliers
  • Indicate how conflict can arise in the work of procurement and supply
  • Identify approaches to conflict resolution with stakeholders in procurement and supply
L2M5 Inventory, Logistics and Expediting
  • Identify the classifications of different types of inventory
  • Identify the direct and indirect costs of holding inventory
  • Identify techniques associated with inventory control
  • Identify the key aspects associated with the handling, packaging and storage of supplies
  • Identify the key principles of stores and warehousing facilities
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses associated with modes of freight transportation
  • Identify types of Incoterms in international logistics
  • Identify legislative regulations that affect international sourcing
  • Describe the documentation that is used in transportation of supplies
  • Explain the assessment of costs of inventory and the cost of stock outs
  • Explain the planning process associated with expediting delivery
  • Explain the significance of payment to suppliers and cash flow
L2M2 Procurement and Supply Operations
  • Identify the types of business organizations
  • Describe how organizations operate
  • Identify the key operating functions within organizations
  • Identify types of contracts
  • Identify the kind of pricing arrangements applied in commercial contracts
  • Define the different documents that compose a contract for the purchase or supply of goods or services
  • Explain the use of the Internet to locate details about suppliers and customers
  • Explain the use of credit rating agencies
  • Describe systems used in procurement and supply
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of a range of pricing methods
L2M4 Systems Technology
  • Explain how to use systems technology and databases to contribute to effective procurement and supply
  • Recognize how the use of the Internet, intranets and extranets leads to effective procurement and supply
  • Explain the role of e-sourcing and e-tendering systems in procurement and supply
  • Describe the use of electronic sourcing systems for supplier selection and profiling
  • Identify systems used in procurement and supply
  • Identify the use of P2P (purchase to pay) systems for ordering from suppliers and payment to suppliers
  • Identify components of quality management in procurement and supply
  • Identify the costs of quality
  • Identify techniques associated with quality assurance and quality management

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.


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.


Date Location Final Fee
7 September - 7 October 2024 Online 1,250 $
  • Fees excluding VAT
  • Fees include:
    • Original CIPS Material (5 e-books)
    • Exam Booking Assistance
    • Certificate of Completion

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