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 content
Module 1

  1. Introduction to Purchasing
  2. Purchasing and Procurement
  3. Buyer /Seller Relationship
  4. Managing suppliers
  5. Storage and Warehouse Management
  6. Inventory Management
  7. International Procurement
  8. Public/Government Procurement
  9. Ethics and professionalism in Supply Chain Management

Module 2

  1. Role of Purchasing in an Organization
  2. Inventory Management
  3. Strategic role in Supply Material management
  4. Product Management

Module 3

  1. Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  2. Logistics and Distribution Management
  3. Integrated Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Module 4

  1. Operation Research
  2. Procurement
  3. Public Procurement
  4. Best practices and Principles in Procurement
  5. Computers in Operation Management

This course is designed specifically for development organizations.
 Exercises: After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and tasks. Assignments: In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit Ten assignments and One Examination Certificate Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after successful completion of the course
Assignments: There are ten assignments (continuous assessment tests) and one examination to be offered at the end
of the course/ project Paper. Assignments and Continuous Assessment Tests account for 70% 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: 24Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
DATES: Six Months course
ORGANIZERS: Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS)
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Distance Learning facilitated
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