Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management
Africa Center for Project Management is pleased to announce a Diploma Course in Procurement and Supply Chain Management Online and Distance Learning Course, which starts 1st of every month.

Course Organizers:

Africa Center for Project Management was established in 2004 in Amsterdam with the Africa regional offices in Nairobi.The organization was corporate organizations in Africa and Asia by offering Online certificates and In-House trainings. The organization has over ten years experience working with development partners in capacity building in. We have trained over 5000 development and Business Professionals in various thematic areas.

Overall Course Overview:
While many careers in the sector have existed for decades or more, the term ‘supply chain management’ is relatively new. Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) defines supply chain management as: Strategic management of the flow of goods, services, finance and information, along with relationships within and among organizations, to support and achieve an organization’s objectives. Strategic collaboration within and among organizations in a supply chain helps reduce costs, minimize inventory, enhance flexibility and improve a product’s time to market. The programme is aimed at equipping first-line managers with the knowledge and skills required to fulfill their management role within the supply chain by solving well-defined problems.

Course Outline:

Module 1
a) Introduction to Purchasing
b) Purchasing and Procurement
c) Buyer /Seller Relationship
d) Managing suppliers
e) Storage and Warehouse Management
f) Inventory Management
g) International Procurement
h) Public/Government Procurement
i) Ethics and professionalism in Supply Chain Management
Module 2
a) Role of Purchasing in an Organization
b) Inventory Management
c) Strategic role in Supply Material management
d) Product Management
Module 3
a) Logistics and Supply Chain Management
b) Logistics and Distribution Management
c) Integrated Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Module 4
a) Operation Research
b) Procurement
c) Public Procurement
d) Best practices and Principles in Procurement
e) Computers in Operation Management
This course is designed specifically for the staff of public and development organizations.

There are four assignments (continuous assessment tests),research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 40%,research paper counnts for 30% while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course you shall be issued with a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.

Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after successful completion of the course.

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 24 Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
DATES: (Six Months) Course Starts 1st of Every Month.
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
ORGANIZERS: Africa Center for Project Management
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated